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NJ TRANSIT OUTLINES PLANS FOR MONDAY EVENING RUSH

Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Remains Suspended; Customers advised to check njtransit.com for updates

NJT-15-013
February 2,
2015


NEWARK, NJ — As a winter storm with snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain continues to move through the region, NJ TRANSIT customers are advised to check njtransit.com for frequent service updates. Following is the current plan for the afternoon rush hour on Monday, February 2, 2015. Customers are urged to use extreme caution traveling around the system and boarding and alighting trains and buses.
 

Light Rail 

Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service will remain suspended until further notice due to icing conditions.  Customers should seek alternate means of transportation. Cross-honoring of Hudson-Bergen Light Rail tickets on PATH, NJ TRANSIT buses and trains and private bus carriers is in effect.  Hudson-Bergen Light Rail customers are urged to check njtransit.com tomorrow morning to determine when service will operate.  

NJ TRANSIT plans to run a regularly scheduled evening rush hour on its Newark Light Rail and River LINE light rail systems on Monday, February 2. However, customers should monitor conditions and service closely due to rapidly changing weather conditions. 

Rail

NJ TRANSIT plans to run a regularly scheduled evening rush hour on its rail system Monday, February 2. However, customers should monitor conditions and service closely due to rapidly changing weather conditions. 

Bus

NJ TRANSIT plans to run a regularly scheduled evening rush hour on its bus system Monday, February 2. However, customers should monitor conditions and service closely due to rapidly changing weather conditions. 

Access Link

Access Link service will remain suspended through tonight for its Northern Region, which covers Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Essex, Morris, Somerset and Union counties. All other regions are scheduled to operate normally through the rest of this evening. 

Cross-honoring

NJ TRANSIT has extended systemwide cross-honoring through Tuesday, February 3 to give customers additional travel options through and after the storm, enabling customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode — rail, light rail or bus — including private bus carriers. 

For example, customers who normally take the bus from Rutherford to the Port Authority Bus Terminal may use their bus pass or ticket 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 Atlantic City Rail Line instead at no additional charge.  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.

Customer Safety

Customers should exercise extreme caution traveling in and around all transit facilities and when boarding or alighting buses and trains due to expected icy conditions. NJ TRANSIT will continue to monitor conditions around the system, including in parking lots and at stations and terminals, and will respond quickly to changing conditions. 

Travel Advice:

  • For the latest travel information, visit njtransit.com or access our Twitter feed at @NJTRANSIT 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.  

  • 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. 

 

About NJ TRANSIT

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 915,900 weekday trips on 261 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 165 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.