For Immediate Release: December 8, 2017
Update – NJ Transit Raritan Valley Line service has since resumed normal operations
At or around 2:25 p.m. today, two separate derailments occurred involving a CSX/Conrail freight train headed from Philadelphia to New York City. There were no injuries or known chemical spills, but a substantial amount of track between the Union Train station and Galloping Hill road was damaged, suspending train service on both directions on the Raritan Valley Branch of NJ Transit. Train service could be out indefinitely. Union County OEM, Police, Public Safety and other state and municipal agencies have responded. Cleanup crews will be on hand shortly to assess and begin cleanup. The train contained some scrap materials and empty tankers.