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NJ TRANSIT Service Information for Wednesday, August 31
August 31, 2011



NJ TRANSIT will restore full rail service on the Montclair-Boonton Line starting at approximately 3:30 p.m. today, following a service suspension on a portion of the line between Little Falls and Mountain Lakes due to flooding.  1000-series trains that have been routed via the Morris & Essex Lines will resume regular service via the Montclair-Boonton Line. 


The first Montclair-Boonton Line train to operate normally will be Train 1003, the 3:32 p.m. departure from Hoboken, which stops at Montclair State University Station at Little Falls at 4:13 p.m. and operates to Denville.   


NJ TRANSIT restored rail service this morning on the busy Northeast Corridor from Trenton Transit Center to New York Penn Station, following a service suspension on a portion of the line between Trenton and New Brunswick due to damage caused by earlier flooding.  After being given the all clear from Amtrak to run test trains last night, NJ TRANSIT completed several successful test runs and determined that rail service to and from Trenton can operate today, August 31; however, customers are advised to expect 10-15 minute delays on the Northeast Corridor today due to ongoing signal problems caused by the flood in Trenton.   


NJ TRANSIT continues to urge customers to check for the latest service information before traveling.  As of 2:00 p.m., customers are advised of the following:


Rail Service:


  • Northeast Corridor:  Trains are operating between Trenton Transit Center and New York Penn Station, subject to 10-15 minute delays due to ongoing signal problems caused by the earlier flood in Trenton. 
  • North Jersey Coast Line:  Trains are subject to 10-15 minute delays in both directions due to ongoing storm-related issues. 
  • Raritan Valley Line:  Trains are operating on a regular weekday schedule.  However, trains will not stop at Bound Brook Station due to flooding.  In addition, trains are not stopping inbound at Bridgewater Station.  Customers boarding at Bridgewater traveling inbound (toward Newark) must board an outbound (toward Raritan) train to Somerville to come back east.  Customers who are traveling inbound to Bridgewater Station will have to stay on the train to Dunellen and come back west.
  • Morris & Essex Lines:  Trains are operating on a regular weekday schedule.    
  • Main/Bergen County Line:  Trains are operating on a regular weekday schedule. 
  • Port Jervis Line:  Rail service will remain suspended until further notice due to flooding and storm damage between Suffern and Harriman.
    • Alternate Service Plan for Port Jervis Customers: Metro-North, working with Orange County, is busing to/from Harriman Station and Ramsey/Route 17. Buses will follow the train schedule.  Visit for more information. 
  • Montclair-Boonton Line:  Starting at 3:30 p.m., regular service will be restored between Montclair State University Station at Little Falls and Denville.
  • Pascack Valley Lines:  Trains are operating on a regular weekday schedule.     
  • Atlantic City Rail Line:  Trains are operating on a regular weekday schedule. 



Bus Service:

  • Bus service is operating on a regular weekday schedule.
  • Routes may be subject to delays, detours or cancellations due to local flooding.  For a complete listing of affected routes, view Travel Alerts & Advisories.
  • Bus service to/from Willowbrook Mall and Mothers Park/Ride in Wayne is suspended due to flooding.  Additional buses will operate from Allwood Road Park/Ride in Clifton in an effort to accommodate customers.
  • Bus service in the Passaic County area is subject to detours and delays of up to 30 minutes due to flooding and road closures.  


Light Rail Service:

  • Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, Newark Light Rail and River Line will operate on a regular weekday schedule.  


Access Link:

  • Access Link Paratransit Service will operate trips as scheduled.   


Important Travel Information:

  • Before starting your trip, visit for up-to-the-minute service information. This information is also available by calling (973) 275-5555 or from broadcast traffic reports.
  • Allow plenty of extra time travel time.  Delays and service changes are possible.
  • Listen closely to public address announcements at stations for late-breaking service information.