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Track Fire Near Newark Penn Station Snags NJ TRANSIT Service

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) -- NJ TRANSIT service between Manhattan and Newark was briefly shut down Thursday afternoon, after a track fire outside Newark Penn Station.

The track fire prompted a hold on all trains at the Newark depot around 3:30 p.m. All traffic from Newark Penn Station and the Midtown Manhattan Penn Station was halted, officials said.

Chopper 2 was over the scene Thursday afternoon as firefighters were at work. The fire appeared to be out by 5 p.m.

As of 4 p.m., service had resumed, but 45-minute delays persisted on the North East Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line, and Raritan Valley lines.

PATH Trains between Newark and the World Trade Center station were also delayed as a result of the track fire.

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