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1:00 P.M. UPDATE: NJ TRANSIT SERVICE ADVISORY DUE TO WINTER STORM

Customers advised to check njtransit.com before travelling

February 10, 2010
NJT-10-009

NEWARK, NJ — Due to low ridership and worsening weather conditions, NJ TRANSIT service will be modified during the afternoon and evening hours today.

 

Customers are advised of the following:

 

  • Rail Service:  Rail service will be reduced after 2:30 p.m.  Some trains will be combined and others will be cancelled.  Customers should expect delays and check njtransit.com before traveling.  Customers who transfer at Secaucus Junction or Newark Penn Station should also check for changes to connecting service. 
  • Bus Service:  While every effort will be made to continue operating bus service throughout the state, customers may experience delays, detours or service suspensions on their routes during extreme weather conditions.  Customers are advised to plan accordingly and anticipate disruptions to bus service. 
  • River Line:  Customers traveling between Walter Rand Transportation Center and Trenton Transit Center should expect delays as snow accumulates. 
  • Access Link:  All Access Link paratransit service is cancelled statewide today and will be cancelled again tomorrow.  

 

To give customers additional travel options during expected winter weather conditions, NJ TRANSIT is announcing full systemwide cross-honoring again tomorrow, February 11, enabling customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode—rail, bus or light rail.  For example, customers who normally take the bus from Rutherford to the Port Authority Bus Terminal may use their bus pass on the train from Rutherford to New York Penn Station.  Similarly, customers who normally take the bus between Atlantic City and Lindenwold may use the train instead.

 

In addition, all NJ TRANSIT rail station buildings and waiting rooms will remain open extended hours, including evenings and overnight, through Monday, February 15, due to extreme cold weather conditions.

 

Travel Advice:

 

  • Before starting your trip, visit njtransit.com 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 travel time.  Delays and service changes are possible.
  • Use extreme caution when walking on exposed sidewalks, parking lots or station platforms and when boarding trains and buses.
  • Listen closely to public address announcements at stations for late-breaking service information.
  • If you park, ensure your car is stocked with a snow brush and ice scraper so you can clear your car upon returning to the lot. 
  • Report slippery or unsafe conditions to bus operators, train crews or
    NJ TRANSIT staff.   
  • Local jurisdictions are responsible for clearing bus stops.  Local residents can help their neighbors by shoveling the bus stops along the sidewalks near their homes so that people are not standing in the icy streets while traffic is passing.
  • Sign up for free My Transit Alerts to receive travel advisories for your specific trip via email or mobile device. 

About NJ TRANSIT

 

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 895,000 weekday trips on 240 bus routes, three light rail lines and 12 commuter rail lines. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 165 rail stations, 60 light rail stations and more than 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.