Bicyclist struck, killed by NJ Transit train near Watchung Avenue Station
A male bicyclist was fatally struck by an NJ Transit train near Montclair's Watchung Avenue station Monday night.
The train, on the Montclair Boonton Line, had left Hoboken at 8:58 p.m., and was set to arrive in Hackettstown at 10:07 p.m., an NJ Transit spokesperson said. The collision occurred at 9:40 p.m., prior to the train's approach to Watchung Avenue station, she said.
The bicyclist's identity hasn't yet been released. NJ Transit Police were continuing their investigation Tuesday, the spokesperson said.
Montclair-Boonton Line rail service was suspended in both directions between Walnut Street and Upper Montclair due to the fatality, NJ Transit said in alerts issued via social media Monday night. By Tuesday morning, normal service had resumed.
No crew members and none of the seven customers on the train were injured, the spokesperson said.