Crumbling walls are a danger to NJ Transit trains, commuter advocates warn

NJ Transit will regularly inspect crumbling concrete retaining walls on the Morris & Essex lines which commuter advocates say they fear could pose a danger to trains.

Concrete retaining walls will be inspected every 30 days in Summit and other locations where walls are “in close proximately to trains,” said Steven Santoro, NJ Transit executive director, after Gladstone Branch service was shut down earlier this month and in September for emergency repairs.

That includes retaining walls supporting a long trench where the M&E line runs through the Roseville section of Newark, officials said.

“Some parts of the wall at Summit have …read more

Source: Essex

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