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ATLANTIC CITY RAIL LINE SCHEDULES CHANGE MARCH 1 TO ALLOW FOR TRACK WORK

Buses replace certain midday weekday trains


February 12, 2009
Contact:  Dan Stessel or Joe Dee  (973) 491-7078
NJT-09-015

NEWARK, NJAtlantic City Rail Line timetables will change Sunday, March 1, as NJ TRANSIT begins a long-term project to replace wooden railroad ties along the line.

 

To minimize customer impact, work will be performed in two phases—first between Atlantic City and Hammonton, followed by a second phase between Hammonton and Cherry Hill. 

 

During the first phase, buses will replace eight midday trains between Atlantic City and Hammonton.  For each train:

  • One bus will operate express between Atlantic City and Hammonton.
  • One bus will provide local service between Atlantic City, Egg Harbor and Hammonton.
  • One bus will provide local service between Absecon, Egg Harbor and Hammonton.

A new Atlantic City Rail Line timetable will take effect March 1 showing bus departure times for affected trains and stations.  Customers are encouraged to review the new schedule at njtransit.com, aboard trains or at major rail stations.  

 

In addition, customers boarding at Atlantic City, Absecon or Egg Harbor are encouraged to arrive at the station up to 15 minutes ahead of their scheduled departure to allow time for purchasing tickets on the rail platform prior to boarding the bus. 

 

For more information, customers can call NJ TRANSIT at (973) 275-5555.

 

The project is expected to be completed mid- to late-summer.  In all, about 64,000 ties will be replaced. 

 

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