Friday, March 29, 2013
JFK High School's Eco-Friendly Club's efforts seem to be paying off: trash dumped between railroad tracks and Route 27 in Iselin isn't being ignored
High schoolers at John F. Kennedy High School in Iselin really wanted to make a difference. When members of the school's Eco-Friendly Club saw a mess blowing down Route 27 near MetroPark in Iselin and the Garden State Parkway entrance, they didn't walk away. Club members approached the township to get permission to clean the trash up. They were told it was too dangerous for the students to be on the strip of land between railroad tracks and busy Route 27, and that New Jersey Transit had responsibility for the land. So the students put up an Internet petition to get the debris cleaned up, and within weeks, it's had an effect. There's just a small problem: New Jersey Transit has nothing to do with the MetroPark tracks, the land surrounding…
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Donna Zoldan of Highland Park was killed yesterday on the Amtrak tracks in Edison, Amtrak officials said.
The woman who stepped out in front of an Amtrak train yesterday near Metropark has been identified. Donna Zoldan, 49, of Highland Park was killed October 10 when she was struck by the speeding train at approximately 12:12 p.m. on the tracks near Talmadge Road and Route 27 in Edison, according to Amtrak officials. The area is about 4-1/2 miles south of the Metropark station in the Iselin section of Woodbridge. The Amtrak train which struck Zoltan was travelling south from New York to Washington, DC, said Steve Kulm, Amtrak spokesman. There were no injuries to the 220 passengers on board the train or to the crew, Kulm said. "We transferred the passengers to another train," he added. The fatality did not disrupt train traffic as much as it …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The man was trespassing on the tracks, according to Amtrak.
A 20-year-old man was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Edison near the station Saturday afternoon, according to officials. David Sobel, of Pennington, was killed in the crash, said NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder. Amtrak train #87 was traveling from New York to Richmond, Va. when the train struck Sobel at 3:49 p.m., said Amtrak spokeswoman Vernae Graham. He was trespassing on the tracks. There were 215 passengers on the train and there were no injuries to them or the crew, Graham said. The crash led to major delays on the Northeast Corridor line. Snyder said the investigation into the crash is ongoing. This article was originally published at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, and updated at 2:25 p.m. Tuesday.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
The identity of the woman killed yesterday by an Amtrak train in New Brunswick is still unknown.
The woman who was killed by an Amtrak train late yesterday afternoon at New Brunswick still has not been identified. The accident caused a major disruption yesterday of train traffic along the entire Northeast Corridor line from New York through Trenton. Into the evening hours, trains were running as much as an hour late along that line and other New Jersey lines that snake off that main train line, such as the North Jersey Coast spur that runs through Woodbridge to shore points. The victim was hit by an Amtrak express train called the Keystone around 4:30 pm just west of the New Brunswick train station in downtown section of the city, said Amtrak spokesman Cliff Cole. The accident occurred west of the New Brunswick station, Cole said. …
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Trains going to and from New York and Trenton are still stuck hours after a woman was fatally struck by an Amtrak train in New Brunswick.
Three of four tracks on the Northeast Corridor line which runs from New York to Trenton are still closed after a woman was fatally struck by an Amtrak train in the vicinity of the New Brunswick train station earlier today. New Brunswick police would only say that the woman, whose identity has not been confirmed, had been hit by a speeding Amtrak train at approximately 4:45 pm. The accident has caused massive train delays in both directions, said NJ Transit spokeswoman Courtney Carroll. Trains at the Woodbridge train station, which is the first stop in the shore spur that leads from the main train lines to New York and Trenton, were halted at the train station at 6 pm. Police said that train traffic on the line stopped after the accident, "…