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NJ TRANSIT SERVICE ADVISORIES FOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26

Customers advised to check njtransit.com before travelling

February 25, 2010 - 8:30 p.m. update
NJT-10-015

NEWARK, NJ — With a strong winter storm expected to linger in the region overnight and into the weekend, NJ TRANSIT is advising customers to expect possible delays and service adjustments on Friday, February 26, and to check njtransit.com before travelling.

 

Customers are advised of the following:

 

Systemwide:  NJ TRANSIT plans to operate a regular weekday schedule tomorrow, Friday, February 26.  Depending on the impact of the storm, it may be necessary for NJ TRANSIT to modify service as conditions change.  Customers are advised to allow extra travel time and to check njtransit.com before starting their trip.

 

Bus Service:  While every effort will be made to continue operating bus service throughout the state, customers will experience delays, detours or cancellations on their routes due to significant snowfall and severe winter weather conditions.  Customers are advised to plan accordingly and anticipate disruptions to bus service.

 

  • No. 196/197 bus service will originate and terminate at Greenwood Lake Park/Ride on Friday, February 26.  There will be no service to or from Warwick, NY. 

Access Link:  All Access Link paratransit service will be cancelled statewide Friday.

 

To give customers additional travel options, full systemwide cross-honoring will remain in effect until 5 a.m. Saturday, February 27, enabling bus customers to travel on trains or light rail at no additional charge.

 

In addition, all NJ TRANSIT rail station buildings and waiting rooms will remain open extended hours, including evenings and overnight, until Monday, March 1, 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.

 

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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.