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NJ TRANSIT REPLACING RAIL TIES ALONG MORRISTOWN LINE

Community residents advised of weekend work through Labor Day

July 12, 2007
NJT-07-076
Contact: Courtney Carroll 973 491-7078

NEWARK, NJ As part of its ongoing state-of-good-repair initiative, NJ TRANSIT is replacing wooden railroad ties with more durable concrete ties and laying new rail along a portion of the Morristown Line. Work will take place on weekends through Labor Day, beginning in the early morning hours and continuing throughout the day and into the evening.

Beginning this weekend, Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15, the project will move into Morristown, then head eastward along the line through Morristown, Convent Station, Madison and Chatham. Ties have already been laid in Denville, Parsippany-Troy Hills and Morris Plains.

NJ TRANSIT is advising residents who live in the vicinity of the Morristown Line that they may hear more noise than usual from the railroad while work is being performed. When the track work is complete, NJ TRANSIT crews will follow up with a clean-up of the track bed approximately a week after the ties are laid.

NJ TRANSIT is working with local police departments in areas where grade crossings will be closed or detours required.

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing nearly 857,000 weekday trips on 240 bus routes, three light rail lines and 11 commuter rail lines. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 162 rail stations, 60 light rail stations and more than 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.