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NJ TRANSIT ANNOUNCES SUSPENSION OF SERVICE

Rail, Bus, Light Rail and Access Link to Temporarily Suspend Service Saturday 2 a.m.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

January  22, 2016

 

 

NJ TRANSIT ANNOUNCES SUSPENSION OF SERVICE

Rail, Bus, Light Rail and Access Link to Temporarily Suspend Service Saturday 2 a.m.

Customers Encouraged to Check njtransit.com for Service Updates

 

NEWARK, NJ —Due to the severe winter weather impacting the region, NJ TRANSIT has announced the temporary full shutdown of the system beginning at 2 a.m. Saturday morning as follows:

 

  • Bus, Rail and Light Rail: Bus and rail service will implement a full, temporary shutdown of all service at 2 a.m. Saturday with service resuming as weather conditions permit.

  • Access Link: Service suspended all day Saturday with service resuming at 12 p.m. Sunday.

 

NJ TRANSIT will work hard to restore service as quickly as possible.  Bus, light rail and Access Link service will resume when weather conditions permit.  Rail service will also resume when conditions permit and when mandatory federal inspections can be completed.

 

“The safety of our customers, employees and citizens remains our top priority at NJ TRANSIT”, said NJ TRANSIT interim Executive Director Dennis J. Martin. “By suspending service, this will allow us to take the necessary actions to protect the system then quickly and safely resume services when conditions warrant.”

 

Patrol trains will operate during the service suspension on the rail and light rail systems to keep tracks, switches and overhead catenary wires clear of building snow and ice conditions.

 

NJ TRANSIT cross-honoring of tickets and passes on bus, rail, light rail and private bus carrier services remains in effect through Sunday, January 24. Based on the duration and severity of the storm, this timeframe could be extended if necessary.

 

Updates will be provided to customers and the public as new information becomes available. Customers utilizing NJ TRANSIT services are reminded to check njtransit.com, or call 973-275-5555 for service updates.

 

About NJ TRANSIT

 

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 938,500 weekday trips on 257 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.