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NEW YORK (AP) - Passengers stranded on a New Jersey Transit train have been rescued.

NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder says the Midtown Direct train with 800 passengers aboard left Dover for New York City when it lost power near Secaucus Wednesday.

There was no heat on the train.

A rescue engine took the train to Hoboken, where passengers could use PATH.

There's no word what caused the power outage.

The incident happened after more than two dozen passengers on another train had to be rescued more than four hours earlier.

The train was headed from Newark's Penn Station when it stopped because of a downed power line in a tunnel under the Hudson River just before 11 p.m. They were rescued by 2:20 a.m.

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