Sunday, February 10, 2013
Man taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center for treatment of a broken leg.
A Woodbridge man was taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center for treatment of a broken leg this morning after being struck by New Jersey Transit train 7208. The incident took place around 6:16 a.m. at the Red Bank Train Station on Monmouth Street, Red Bank police confirmed. NJ Transit spokesman John Durso, Jr. said a preliminary investigation showed the man may have slipped on the platform, with his leg coming in contact with the train. Twenty passengers were on board the train, and were placed onto another northbound train without incident. Patch will update this story as more details become available.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Second person killed this month by a train in the borough.
The identity of the man killed Sunday morning as he was walking along the Front Street rail bridge in Red Bank was revealed late Monday morning by New Jersey Transit Spokeswoman Courtney Carroll. Thomas Weeks was apparently walking along the bridge, which is accessible via Shrewsbury Avenue, when he was struck by a New York City-bound New Jersey Transit train at approximately 6:15 a.m. Sunday morning, Carroll said. Weeks, a borough resident, was pronounced dead at the scene. Circumstances surrounding Weeks' death are currently unknown and remain under investigation. Carroll said it was not immediately known if the 29-year-old's death was intentional or an accident. A little more than a week ago a 51-year-old borough man was struck and …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
A New Jersey Transit spokeswoman confirmed the death of a pedestrian in Red Bank.
Update, Oct. 8: The victim in Saturday night's fatal train accident was identified by a New Jersey Transit spokesperson as Donald Cameron Jr., a 51-year-old Red Bank man, according to the Star Ledger. An unidentified pedestrian killed by a New Jersey Transit train Saturday night in Red Bank purposefully laid on the tracks moments before being struck, according to an engineer's report of the incident. At approximately 9:18 p.m., a man trespassing on the railway was seen by a New Jersey Transit engineer walking onto the tracks near Maple Avenue and then laying down without moving. The engineer applied the train's emergency brakes and sounded the train's horn, according to Spokeswoman Nancy Snyder, but the man did not move from the tracks. …
An unidentified male was struck and killed by a train in Red Bank.
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Sunday, October 7, 2012
An unidentified male pedestrian was struck and killed by a train in the vicinity of Maple Avenue and E. Bergen Place, according to various reports. The accident was first reported by the Monmouth County Fire, EMS, Police and New Jersey State Police Facebook feed. The unofficial news feed, which receives its information from radio transmissions, reported the incident around 9:30 p.m. According to the Asbury Park Press, the victim was identified by Red Bank Police Capt. Darren McConnell as male, though further information was not provided pending notification of possible family. New Jersey Transit State Police declined to comment on the accident, instead referring questions to its public relations department. Further circumstances of the …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Additional trains and buses will be added to accommodate travelers over the holiday weekend.
Friday, August 31, 2012
NJ Transit will offer “early getaway” rail and bus service on Friday, August 31, for the benefit of customers leaving work early for the Labor Day holiday weekend, according to a release. On Friday, Aug. 31, extra outbound trains will operate on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast, Raritan Valley, Morris & Essex, Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines starting at approximately 1 p.m. Extra buses will operate from the Port Authority Bus Terminal on more than two dozen bus routes starting around noon. Visit njtransit.com for details. On Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, trains will operate on a weekend/major holiday schedule on all lines. Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will operate on a weekend schedule. Newark Light Rail will operate on a …
Monday, August 27, 2012
An early afternoon deluge caused flooding on several borough roads.
New Jersey Transit Train service was delayed and several Red Bank road were under flood conditions as persistent heavy rains early Monday afternoon soaked the area. Flowing water was seen creeping toward the center of several west side roadways, including Shrewsbury Avenue, causing minor delays, though all borough roads, as of 1:30 p.m. appeared to be passable. NJT train service was delayed for some time - and continued to be as recently as 1:25 p.m. - as flooding conditions caused rail gates to malfunction, keeping them in the down position and preventing trains from entering the station or cars from passing over train tracks. More updates will be posted as they come in.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Capital program includes funding for several new trains and buses
Commuting can be stressful and time consuming, but it seems no matter how you slice it it's always expensive. Even buying a monthly discounted rail ticket, it costs $4,968 a year to trek back and forth from the Red Bank Train Station to New York City. With that in mind, it may come as a relief to commuters that NJ Transit will not be upping their fares in 2013. The Board of Directors recently approved a $1.904 billion operating budget and a $1.152 billion capital program for the 2013 fiscal year, which began on July 1, 2012, according to a press release from the company. Fares account for $894.2 million, which is nearly half, of the operating budget. The remainder is drawn from about $109.8 million in commercial revenues, $363 million in …