Canceled trains snarl morning commute for NJ Transit riders

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - At least four New Jersey Transit trains have been canceled, snarling the commute for rail riders.

By 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, one train each had been canceled on the Raritan Valley, Montclair Boonton and Pascack Valley lines. Two had been cancelled on the Morris and Essex line.

In addition, service between Egg Harbor and Atlantic City was suspended in both directions due to a trespasser incident near Absecon.

NJ Transit didn't immediately provide a reason for the canceled trains. In recent months it has cut back some service to accommodate work to install the federally mandated emergency braking service known as positive train control.

NJ Transit recently received approval for a two-year extension to install the system, beyond the initial deadline of Dec. 31, 2018.