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NJ TRANSIT RESUMES BUS, LIGHT RAIL AND LIMITED RAIL SERVICE AFTER WINTER STORM
NEWARK, NJ – As road conditions improve following yesterday’s storm, NJ TRANSIT anticipates resuming bus service statewide for Thursday, March 8 beginning at 4 a.m. Rail service on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line and Pascack Valley Line is expected to operate on regular weekday service.
However, Raritan Valley, Atlantic City, Main/Bergen County, Port Jervis and Morristown, Gladstone Branch and Montclair Boonton lines were heavily impacted by the storm. The storm’s heavy, wet snow toppled trees and blew overhead wires onto the rails, which has caused significant cleanup efforts. The severe conditions, particularly in along the Morris & Essex Lines in Morris County where snowfall accumulations were greatest, have rendered much of the rail infrastructure inaccessible. Crews will be working throughout the night to assess and restore service on these lines as quickly as possible. Service updates on these lines will be announced as they become available.
Customers are strongly advised to build in extra travel time and check the status of the system prior to making their trip by visiting njtransit.com or utilizing the My Transit alert system (www.njtransit.com/mytransit), which delivers travel advisories to your smartphone.
Bus anticipates resuming regular service at 4 a.m. Thursday. Customers can expect delays and detours due to local road conditions.
Access Link will resume regular service in Region 3 (Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and South Ocean) for Thursday at 7 a.m. Regions 2, 4, 5 and 6 will resume service at noon on Thursday.
Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, Newark Light Rail and RiverLINE are all expected to operate on regular weekday schedules.
Systemwide Cross-Honoring in Effect: To give customers as many additional travel options as possible, NJ TRANSIT will offer full systemwide cross-honoring, enabling customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode including rail, light rail, bus, PATH and NY Waterway. 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.
For the latest travel information, customers should visit njtransit.com, access NJ TRANSIT’s Twitter feed at @NJTRANSIT or listen to broadcast traffic reports. Additionally, NJ TRANSIT will provide the most current service information via the My Transit alert system (www.njtransit.com/mytransit), which delivers travel advisories to your smartphone. Service information is also available by calling (973) 275-5555.
- 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.
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NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 944,000 weekday trips on 252 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 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.