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NJ TRANSIT Restores Majority of Bus and Access Link Routes in New Jersey

 

Customers advised to prepare for delays and detours on many routes.

 

 

 

 

After the devastating destruction left behind by Hurricane Sandy, NJ TRANSIT will resumed the majority of Bus and Access Link service starting Thursday, November 1.   

 

Thursday’s restoration of service comes on the heels of the Governor Christie’s  earlier announcement that River Line light rail service resumed operations Wednesday afternoon, making trips every 30 minutes between the Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden and Trenton Transit Center. 

 

 

Bus Service: 

Northern and Central

The following routes will all operate over the entire route, with no detours and no truncations:

 

Nos. 1, 5, 6, 10, 11, 21, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 37, 39, 41, 48, 52, 62, 63, 64, 70, 71, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 84, 86, 88, 97, 92, 99, 107,108, 111, 113, 114, 116, 119, 121, 122, 124, 125, 127, 128, 129, 136, 144, 145, 148, 151, 154, 155, 156, 157, 159, 160, 161, 162, 164,175, 181, 182, 186, 190, 191,192,193,198, 199, 250, 258, 320, 321, 324, 468, 702, 704, 705, 707, 709, 712, 722, 744, 746, 748, 751, 752, 755, 756, 758, 762, 772, 780, 810, 811, 813, 814, 815, 818, 819, 822, 831, 832, 836, 837, 871, 872, 873, 875, 880, 890 and 891.

 

The following bus routes will resume service with detours or truncations due to ongoing impacts from Hurricane Sandy: 

·        No. 2 - Terminating at County Ave. - No Service to Secaucus Jct.

·        No.13 - Minor detour on 13N and 13C at Kingsland Rd at Washington St

·        No. 22 - Not operating 22x service

·        No. 25 - Maplewood to Newark Penn Station

·        No. 30 - Minor detour in N. Arlington; Ridge Rd, Sealy St, and Passaic St

·        No. 34 - To Penn Station only

·        No. 40 - Minor detour in N. Arlington; Ridge Rd, Sealy St, and Passaic St

·        No. 56 - Minor detour; Wood Ave in Linden

·         No. 57 – Expect delays in Elizabeth and Linden

·        No. 58 - No service from Pearl to Clark streets in Elizabeth

·        No. 59 - Minor detour; Jersey Ave in Elizabeth

·        No. 64 - No access to Hoboken

·        No. 65 - Minor detour; Mountain Ave in Scotch Plains

·        No. 66 - Minor detour; Mountain Ave in Scotch Plains

·        No. 67 - There will be no 67 express trips.  All local trips will start at Lakewood instead of Toms River.  There will no service from Toms River to Lakewood.

·        No. 68 - No service on Route 516.  All service will start at Routes 18 and 9.

·        No. 70 - Detours in Main Street, Summit and Millburn avenues, Millburn

·        No. 71 – Detour on Bloomfield Avenue between Roseland and West Caldwell

·        No. 72 - Detour in Clifton

·        No. 73 - Minor detour in Florham Park; Peach Tree Rd closed

·        No. 74 – Detours on D trips in Clifton and on Franklin Ave., Newark

·        No. 76 - Minor detour in Belleville; Belleville Turnpike and Kearney Ave

·         No. 78 – No service to Secaucus Junction

·        No. 83 – Detour in Union City

·        No. 85 - Access to Hoboken questionable. Service ends at Christ Hospital, Jersey City

·        No. 87 - Short trips from Gates Avenue to Journal Square - no service to Hoboken

·        No. 89- Access to Hoboken questionable. Service can end at Hudson & Observer Highway, Hoboken

 

·        No. 90 - Minor Detour on Washington St. in Bloomfield

·        No. 94 - Operating to UnionCenter only
·         No. 112 – Minor detour – Jersey Avenue in Elizabeth

·        No. 114 - Operating with detours

·        No. 115 – No service on Bayview Avenue between Route 1 & 9 and the NJTPK

·        No. 117 - Operating on the Route 22 only following the 114 schedule

·        No. 123 – Minor detours in Union City

·        No. 126 - Willow/Clinton Service & Hamilton Park eliminated. Hoboken access

·        No. 130 - No service to Covered Bridge, AM service will start from Union Hill.

·        No. 132 - No Service toJackson

·        No. 133 - Service will start at Route 516 andRoute 9. No service on Ticetown Road and Crotell Road.

·        No. 135 - Regular service from Main and Route 34. Then detour on Route 34 to Lloyd Road.

·        No. 137 - Express trips are okay. Local trips will start at Lakewood.

·        No. 138 - Trips will start at Route 18 and Route 9. No Spotswood trip.

·        No. 139 - Lakewood to NY Regular Service on Route 9. No Englishtown service. No covered bridge service. No Stone Harbor trip.

 

·        No. 153 - No Linwood Park Loop - Service Starts outside the park

·        No. 158 - Major Detour of North of Route 5. Service Utilizing Palisade Ave

·        No. 163 - Major Detour in Upper Ridgewood

·        No. 165 - Detour in Hackensack

·        No. 166 - No Serviceto Merrit Gardens- Service starts at Madison & Washington

·        No. 167 - No Service North of Chestnut Bend or Harrington Park Service

·        No. 168 - No Service North of Bergen Mall. No Paramus Park Service

·        No. 171 - Minor Detour in Paterson

·        No. 177 - No Service North of Chestnut Bend.NoHarrington Park Service

·        No. 178 - Detour on Forest Ave

·        No. 188 - Major Detour of North of Route 5

·        No. 192 - Detour on Kingsland Avenue, Nutley/Clifton. No service to Lyndhurst Office Park and Park Avenue Bridge

·        No. 194 - No service to Stockholm, Service begins at New Foundland

·        No. 195 - Minor detour in Cedar Grove

·        No. 196 - No Service North of West Milford, No Skyline Drive

·        No. 197 - No Service North of West Milford, No Skyline Drive

·        No. 319 - Terminates at Toms River

·        No. 703 - Haledon Service discontinued. Service starts at Broadway Terminal

·        No. 753 - Detoured around Teaneck Armory

·        No. 770 - Minor Detour in Paterson

·        No. 801 - Detoured to Woodbridge Mall

·        No. 802 - Detoured to Woodbridge Mall

·        No. 803- Detoured to Woodbridge Mall

·        No. 804 - Detoured to Woodbridge Mall

·        No. 805 - Detoured to Woodbridge Mall

·        No. 817 - Terminating at Union Beach – No service into Keansburg or Cambell’s Junction

·        No. 835 - Terminating at Sea Bright Bridge

·        No. 871 - Detours on Route 10

·        No. 872 - Detours on Dryden Avenue and Sylvan Way

·        No. 873 - No service at Short Hills Mall

·        No. 874 - Detour on Jefferson Road

·        No. 880 - Detours on Dryden Avenue and Sylvan Way

·        No. 986 - No service at rail station

 

Southern New Jersey

The following bus routes have resumed full service with no detours or truncations:  Nos. 313, 319N, 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 408, 409, 410, 412, 413, 414, 417, 418, 419, 450, 451, 452, 453, 455, 457, 459, 460, 463, 502, 508, 551, 552, 553, 554, 559, 601, 602, 603, 604, 607, 608, 609, 610, 611, 612, 612, 613, 619, 655

 

The following bus routes will resume service with detoursor truncations due to ongoing impacts from Hurricane Sandy:

·        No. 315 – No service to Stone Harbor, Avalon and Sea Isle City due to the closure of Stone Harbor Bridge.

·        No.  317 – No service beyond Fort Dix

·        No. 319 – No service to Atlantic City

·        No. 501 – Service between the Atlantic City Bus Terminal and the Golden Nugget Casino only

·        No. 507 – Service between Atlantic City and Somers Point only

·        No. 509 – Service between Atlantic City and Somers Point only

·         No. 600 – Service between Trenton andCarnegie Center in West Windsor - No service beyond to Plainsboro.

·        No.  606 – Service from Hamilton Marketplace and Princeton Shopping Center

  

Bus service on routes not listed remains suspended until further notice.  Power outages in local communities have resulted in the loss of traffic control devices critical to safe operation in some areas.  Downed tree limbs and power lines continue to make many roads impassable.  Personnel are in the field reviewing and assessing these conditions in order to ensure that service is restored as soonasit becomes safe to do so. 

 

Due to significant damage to the State’s public transportation network, NJ TRANSIT rail service will remain suspended until further notice.  Newark Light Rail and Hudson Bergen Light Rail service alsoremain suspended until further notice. 

 

Rail Service:

·        As of Friday, November 2 the Northest Corridor has resumed service on a modified schedule between Trenton Transit Center and Penn Station New York. Schedule

·        NJ TRANSIT’s Rail Operations Center—the central nervous system of the railroad—was engulfed in water, which damaged backup power supply systems, the emergency generator, and the computer system that controls the movement of trains and power supply.

·        Local power outages have prevented NJ TRANSIT rail operations from being able to further test crossing gates and operating signals.

·        Hundreds of downed trees have fallen across the rail system, which have caused damage to overhead wires and signal wires.

·        There are rail washouts across the system, including on the North Jersey Coast Line, Atlantic City Rail Line as well as at Kearny Junction, the critical link which enables MidTOWN Direct service to access the Northeast Corridor.

·        Several rail stations have sustained flood damage, including Hoboken Terminal.

·        Morgan Drawbridge on the North Jersey Coast Line in South Amboy sustained damage from boats and a trailer that collided into the bridge.

 

Light Rail Service:

·        River Line resumed full service operating on a weekday schedule. 

·        Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, Newark Light Rail service will remain suspended until further notice.  Thereis currently no estimated time for resumption of service.   Hudson-Bergen Light Rail experienced track washouts at Port Imperial and West Side Avenue stations, as well as trees in the overhead wire in Weehawken and flooding in Hoboken.

·        Crews continueto inspect the light rail infrastructure to get a full assessment of damage.

·        Newark Light Rail sustained flooding in Newark Penn Station, as well as major debris damage between Newark Penn and Branch Brook Park stations.


Access Link:

·        Access Link service will resume today, November 1, in the following regions:

·        Region 2, which includes Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties.

·        Region 3, which includes Atlantic, Cape May and Southern Ocean County.

 

Service Updates:

 

For the latest travel information, customers should listen to broadcast traffic reports, visit or access NJ TRANSIT’s Twitter feed at @NJ_TRANSIT. Additionally, NJ TRANSIT will provide the mostcurrent service information via the My Transit alert system (www.njtransit.com/mytransit), which delivers travel advisories for your specific tripto your cell phone, PDA or pager. Service information is also available by calling (973) 275-5555