On my way into NYC, the train I was riding was pretty late due to a fatality on the tracks about 1/4 mile west of the Roselle Park station. NJ.com has a brief here.
At the point where it happened it was on a straightaway in an area that is surrounded by residences with fences.
I don’t know what the person was doing there, but due to the location, weather conditions (bright and sunny) and infrequency of the trains coming through, taking a shortcut and being surprised wouldn’t be the obvious guess.
A shame, regardless. RIP
UPDATE: It was a 28 year old man from Roselle Park…and police believe it was a suicide.