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ATLANTIC CITY RAIL LINE TO RESUME SERVICE THURSDAY, AUGUST 3RD
August 2, 2017
NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT will restore full service on the Atlantic City Rail Line on Thursday, August 3, more than a week ahead of schedule, after a garbage container truck struck and damaged a rail bridge last week.
Service between Philadelphia and Cherry Hill was suspended Friday, July 28, after the truck struck the rail bridge over River Road in Pennsauken, causing significant damage to the bridge. Original estimates anticipated a two-week service outage.
“I want to thank all of our customers for their patience as well as our employees and the outside contractors who worked hard to safely complete this project well ahead of schedule,” said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Steven H. Santoro.
Substitute bus service has operated between Philadelphia and Cherry Hill during the partial service suspension. Atlantic City Rail Line tickets and passes have also been cross-honored on other NJ TRANSIT buses serving the region, as well as River Line light rail and PATCO services. NJ TRANSIT buses, River Line light rail and PATCO will continue to cross-honor Atlantic City Rail Line tickets and passes through Thursday, August 3.
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