Digest: NJ Transit train derails, halting North Jersey Coast Line service

News Wire Digest for Nov. 24: CSX train derails in Baltimore; highway reopens in California after derailment, hazmat issue
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Tuesday morning derailment news:

No injuries reported as NJ Transit train derails
Traffic on NJ Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line is expected to be suspended into New York City through this morning’s commute after an early-morning derailment. NJ.com reports train No. 3292, due to arrive at New York Penn Station at 1:18 a.m., derailed about 12:20 a.m. near Woodbridge station. None of the seven passenger or crew members on board were hurt. Video from WABC-TV shows at least three cars of the eight-car train derailed, with all cars remaining upright. Service is suspended between New York Penn Station and South Amboy, with a shuttle bus available between South Amboy and the Metropark station. Trains are operating on a normal schedule between Bay Head and South Amboy.

Twenty-one cars of CSX train derail in Baltimore
Twenty-one cars of a CSX train derailed in Baltimore on Monday evening, triggering a large response by emergency crews although it was subsequently determined there were no injuries or hazardous materials involved. A CSX representative told WJZ-TV that the cars involved were carrying pulpwood or sand, or were empty. The derailment occurred about 6:30 p.m. in the Charles Village area of North Baltimore. The cause is under investigation.

California highway reopened after derailment of tank cars with hazmat loads
Butane and hydrochloric acid were reported to be the contents of six tank cars derailed on a Union Pacific train near Goshen, Calif., on Monday, closing California Route 99 for most of the day. The Fresno Bee reports four cars of butane and two of hydrochloric acid were involved; 5 gallons of the acid were reported to have leaked from one car, according to a Union Pacific spokesman. The accident occurred about 6:45 a.m. and the highway began reopening about 4:45 p.m.; anyone who was evacuated as a result of the accident was allowed to return home at that time.

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