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Train Traffic Moving Again Following Friday's Fatality

Person hit by train in Iselin not yet identified

All NJ Transit Trains are operating on a normal schedule on Saturday morning after a person was hit and killed by an Amtrak train in Iselin on Friday.

The identity of the victim has not yet been released.

The victim met his death three miles east of Metropark, located in the Iselin section of Woodbridge Township, said Amtrak spokesman Clifford Cole. He was struck by a southbound Amtrak Northeast Regional train traveling past Metropark from Boston to Washington, DC, at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Amtrak was notified of the accident at 3:45 pm, Cole said. None of the train's 229 passengers were injured.

The accident disrupted train traffic on both the main Northeast Corridor route and the North Jersey Corridor line, the shore spur that runs from Woodbridge through Bay Head.

Delays initially ran up to an hour, but trains parked and waiting on the Northeast Corridor line near Metropark slowly began to move by 6:30 pm.

Amtrak and Woodbridge police were on the scene investigating the accident, as were officials from the Middlesex County Medical Examiner's office. Amtrak officials were in charge of the investigation, according to Woodbridge spokesman John Hagerty.

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