Passenger falls from NJ Transit train when doors open on wrong side during station stop

Trains Industry Newsletter
Get a weekly roundup of the industry news you need.
By signing up you may also receive occasional reader surveys and special offers from Trains magazine. View our privacy policy.
A NJ Transit train from New York arrives at Secaucus Junction, N.J., on Aug. 16, 2019. On Monday, a passenger fell from a train stopped at the station when the doors opened on the wrong side of the car.
TRAINS: David Lassen

SECAUCUS, N.J. — NJ Transit is investigating how doors opened on the wrong side of a train during a station stop, allowing a passenger to fall out of the train and onto the right-of-way.

The incident occurred Monday at Secaucus Junction, reports, when a man fell out of train No. 3513, operating on the Northeast Corridor from New York Penn Station to Rahway, N.J.

NJ Transit spokesman Jim Smith told the news site that the man suffered minor injuries and refused medical attention. While an investigation is continuing, Smith said, preliminary indications are that the door opened because of an error by a member of the train crew.

A passenger on the train said the train, a 5:25 p.m. departure from New York, was packed, and that when those on board realized what had happened, they called for help and pulled the train’s emergency brake.

NEWSWIRETrains News Wire

  • Previous Day
  • August 21, 2019
  • Next Day
Leave a Comment
Want to leave a comment?
Only registered members of are allowed to leave comments. Registration is FREE and only takes a couple minutes.

Login or Register now.
Please keep your feedback on-topic and respectful. Trains staffers reserve the right to edit or delete any comments.


The Genesee & Wyoming 

Newsletter Sign-Up

By signing up you may also receive occasional reader surveys and special offers from Trains magazine.Please view our privacy policy
Subscribe Up To 58% off the newsstand price!
Subscribe To Trains Mag Today