NEWARK, N.J. — New Jersey Transit says train service will resume Thursday on the Morris and Essex Lines’ Gladstone Branch.

The service had been suspended due to inspections that needed to be performed during daylight hours.

But the agency says the trains will start running again Thursday morning on regular schedules.

Inspectors were looking at a disintegrating retaining wall after trains sustained damage in recent weeks. But it was determined that an electrical junction box mounted to the wall had caused the problems.

Officials say the contact between the junction box and trains was due to several factors, including the type of rail car and the slow speed at which trains operate in that vicinity.

Lakeland and NJ Transit buses and NJ Transit trains are honoring Gladstone tickets until the train service resumes.

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