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Transportation Projects Deliver Long-Term Results
Some of NJ TRANSIT's transportation partners are working to improve your regional travel experience. Some of these projects may affect your travels, but they will deliver long-term benefits. While work is underway, NJ TRANSIT is working with our partners to minimize any delays you may experience.
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey is performing rehabilitation work on the AirTrain system that serves Newark Liberty International Airport (NLIA). As a result, AirTrain will not operate and NLIA Station will be closed through mid-July 2014.
While work is underway, customers who normally take NJ TRANSIT trains to NLIA Station can travel to Newark Penn Station (NPS), where connecting shuttle bus service to the airport is available in front of NPS on Raymond Plaza West. Rail customers should continue to purchase tickets to NLIA Station and use those tickets to access the shuttle bus service.
Directional signage to the shuttle buses is available at NPS and at the airport. The Port Authority also is providing Customer Care Representatives and baggage handlers to assist customers. Airport travelers are advised to allow for additional travel time to get to/from the airport during construction. For further information, visit www.njtransit.com/ewr.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) recently launched a two-year rehabilitation project on the Pulaski Skyway. As a result, all northbound lanes of the Skyway remain closed for the duration of the project.
To assist NJDOT, NJ TRANSIT is providing several transportation options for motorists who use the Pulaski Skyway:
- We've added four weekday trains on the Morris & Essex Lines between Summit and Hoboken.
- We've added two weekday, peak period trains on the North Jersey Coast Line between Bay Head and Hoboken.
- We've added one additional railcar to each peak-period train on the Raritan Valley Line for added capacity.
- We've launched a new No. 95 bus route providing weekday peak-hour service along the Route 22 Corridor between Watchung and Newark Penn Station.
- We've expanded weekday midday service and Saturday service on the No. 119 bus route between Bayonne/Jersey City and Port Authority Bus Terminal.
For further information, visit www.njtransit.com/pulaski.
Finally, Amtrak is currently upgrading the Northeast Corridor (NEC) between Trenton and New Brunswick to permit higher speed service in this area. The work includes railroad track and tie replacement and modernization of the NEC electrical system that will result in improved service reliability.
During construction, track outages are required to complete these upgrades. Similar to closing down lanes during a highway construction project, Amtrak is closing sections of track to complete the work. You may experience some minor delays during this work, but the work will yield long-term benefits for Northeast Corridor customers.
Thank you for your patience as our partners work to improve the overall travel experience throughout the region.