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SERVICE ALERT: NJT CROSS-HONORING TICKETS TODAY DUE TO STORM IMPACT

July 1, 2013

NEWARK, NJ
Due to the impact of this morning’s severe weather, NJ TRANSIT is advising customers to monitor njtransit.com, or monitor NJ TRANSIT’s twitter feed at @NJ_TRANSIT for the latest service information.

 

As of this time, rail service along the Morris and Essex Lines between Dover and Summit, as well as the entire length of the Gladstone Branch has been suspended due to downed trees, downed power lines and flooding caused by this morning’s severe weather.  Work crews are currently assessing the full extent of the damage incurred by this morning’s storm.  NJ TRANSIT is deploying all available resources to restore full service as rapidly as possible. 

 

While every effort will be made to continue operating rail, bus, light rail and Access Link services throughout the state, customers may experience delays, detours or cancellations on their routes due to storm-related conditions.  For this reason, customers are advised to plan accordingly and anticipate potential disruptions to service. 

 

CROSS-HONORING

To give customers additional travel options during the expected inclement weather conditions, NJ TRANSIT is currently offering full system wide cross-honoring through the remainder of the service day, enabling NJ TRANSIT customers to reach their final ticketed destination through an alternate travel mode—rail, light rail, as well as on both NJ TRANSIT bus and private bus carriers.  

 

For example, customers who normally take the bus from Rutherford to the Port Authority Bus Terminal may use their ticketed 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 their ticketed bus pass on the train instead. Customers using their tickets or passes to travel to a destination other than the destination printed on their original ticket will be subject to the appropriate additional fare if applicable.

 

Travel Advice:

  • For the latest travel information, visit njtransit.com or access our Twitter feed at @NJ_TRANSIT prior to starting your trip.  In the event of delays or service adjustments, NJ TRANSIT will provide the most current service information via the My Transit alert system, which delivers travel advisories for your specific trip to your cell phone, PDA or pager.  (If you are not yet a My Transit subscriber, we encourage you to sign up at www.njtransit.com/mytransit)  Service information is also available by calling (973) 275-5555 or from broadcast traffic reports.  
  • Listen closely to public address announcements at stations for late-breaking service information.
  • Build additional travel time into your trip to a station, terminal or bus stop.
  • Stairs, flooring and platforms can be slippery, so please use caution when walking along wet surfaces or any outdoor surface exposed to the weather. Use extra care when boarding or exiting buses and trains.
  • Report slippery or unsafe conditions to bus operators, train crews or NJ TRANSIT staff.  

 

About NJ TRANSIT

 NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 895,000 weekday trips on 261 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the second largest transit system in the country with 164 rail stations, 61 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.