Ready for Winter?
Know Your Travel Options
While no one knows for sure how bad this winter will be, we’ve been preparing for the worst by weather-proofing our trains, buses, stations, terminals and infrastructure, and stocking up on critical supplies to keep you moving throughout the winter months.
Our winterization efforts include inspection and installation of snowplows and salt spreaders, servicing snow blowers, spreaders and other snow removal equipment, and inspecting and testing heating systems on our equipment and at stations and terminals.
Bus maintenance workers have inspected and winterized our fleet of buses, which includes heating and airbrake systems, engine fluids, tires, windshield wipers and doors.
Our rail and light rail employees have performed detailed inspections of tracks, switches and switch heaters to ensure trains can safely move from one track to another. They’ve also performed inspections on light rail vehicles, rail cars and locomotives, including thermostats, weather stripping and electronic components. Our two rail-mounted jet snow-blowers are also ready to clear tracks and switches of snow and ice, particularly in rail yards.
While we’ve trimmed trees where necessary to minimize overhead wire damage during storms, workers remain available to remove fallen trees or limbs if needed. Hundreds of tons of snow-melting materials are ready for use, with more available to obtain if needed. Snow removal contracts are also in place with outside vendors at select locations to clear station parking lots and walkways in a timely manner.
We recommend that you allow additional travel time in severe weather when traveling to your final destination. Please report slippery or unsafe conditions to bus operators, train crews or other NJ TRANSIT staff.
As a reminder, we ask that you check http://www.njtransit.com, our social media channels, station announcements and/or broadcast traffic reports for the latest service information before, during and after winter storms. You can also find our severe weather rail schedules on njtransit.com, which are modified rail schedules that may be implemented during extreme weather conditions. Customers are encouraged to download or update the NJ TRANSIT mobile app to set up and receive customized service alert information via push notifications. You can also sign up for MyTransit alerts at www.njtransit.com/mytransit.
Access Link paratransit customers can check their service status by visiting the Access Link Online web page on their computer or smartphone via accesslink.njtransit.com, following Access Link on Twitter at @NJTRANSIT_AL, or by calling the Access Link Operations Center daily between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. at 800-955-2321.
Thank you and stay safe!