Despite the hopes and predictions for a normal commute, trains on all NJ Transit rail lines were running with 30-minute delays due to signal problems Tuesday evening, except the Northeast Corridor Line, which is owned and run by
"It was completely computer-related," Durso said.
The signal problem lasted about one hour and trains were powered during that time, Durso said. Crews were sent to major track interlock junctions to move trains to stations, so riders wouldn't be stranded, he said.
Signals are similar to traffic lights and allow trains to operate without colliding.
"Without signals, we can't operate the system," Durso said. "It's a critical component."
Riders should check www.njtransit.com for the latest information before starting their trip.
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