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Preparing for Winter
NJ TRANSIT Fleet and Facilities Will be Ready

The winter season doesn't officially start until December 21, but NJ TRANSIT is completing its weather-proofing of trains, buses, stations and terminals. Our winterization effort includes inspection and installation of snowplows and salt spreaders on support vehicles for our bus, rail and light rail services.

Meanwhile, bus maintenance workers have inspected and winterized our fleet of 2,200 buses, which includes heating and airbrake systems, engine fluids, tires, windshield wipers and doors.

Our rail and light rail employees have performed detailed inspections of tracks, switches and switch heaters to ensure trains can safely move from one track to another. They also performed inspections on light rail and commuter railcars and locomotives, including onboard heating systems, thermostats, weather stripping and electronic components.

Our railroad performs inspections and preventative maintenance work on two rail-mounted jet snow-blowers to ensure they are ready for clearing tracks and switches of snow and ice, particularly in rail yards.

Finally, NJ TRANSIT makes sure that snow removal contracts are in place with outside vendors to clear station parking lots and walkways in a timely manner.

As always, we ask that you check, our social media channels, station announcements and/or broadcast traffic reports for the latest service information before, during and after winter storms. If you have not signed up for MyTransit alerts yet, you can do that now by visiting

Winter Weather Tips

  • Check for the latest service information.
  • Allow extra time to travel to your bus stop or train station.
  • Do not run to catch a train, bus, or light rail vehicle.
  • Stand clear of platform and curb edges for your own safety; icy conditions may cause you to slip.
  • Grasp handrails when entering or exiting buses and trains, especially if stairs are wet and slippery.

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