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NJ Transit back on track after Friday delays over reported labor dispute

New Jersey Transit was set to resume regular weekend service on Saturday morning after reports of a labor dispute that reportedly halted service the night before.

A transit spokesperson said Friday night’s suspension of train service prompted commuters to return home due to a shortage of engineers resulting from industrial action. NJ Transit said early Saturday that it plans to restore regular service that morning.

“NJ TRANSIT expects engineers to report for their work assignments as scheduled on Saturday 6/18, and we expect to resume service on a regular weekend schedule for the start of the service day” , read a tweet of the NJ Transit account.

The union’s general chairman, Jim Brown, declined to comment on Saturday morning, but said he would issue a statement on Monday.

The last trains to leave New York, Newark and Hoboken left around 8 p.m. Friday, according to NJ Transit. Twitter account, forcing passengers to pile into the remaining trains. The last trains to Hoboken left shortly before and after 10 p.m.

The suspension of service also impacted some Metro-Nord lines, according to the MTA.

“Due to a suspension of service by New Jersey Transit (NJT), Metro-North Railroad was impacted west of the Hudson on the Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines, both operated by NJT,” said MTA spokesman Sean Butler in a statement Friday. “Metro-North communicates directly with customers to ensure they are aware of impacts and service options.”