Rolling Through Winter

NJ TRANSIT spent months preparing for the winter season, weather-proofing our trains, buses, stations and terminals.

Now we need your help. Please watch your step and be alert for icy conditions at stations, platforms and bus stops; wear appropriate footwear to help prevent slips and falls; and don't rush to your bus stop, light rail station or train station. Sign up for MyTransit alerts at www.njtransit.com/mytransit to keep ahead of weather-related service changes.

NJ TRANSIT spent months preparing for the winter season, weather-proofing our trains, buses, stations and terminals. Our winterization effort included 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 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 performed detailed inspections of tracks, switches and switch heaters to ensure trains can safely move from one track to another. They have performed inspections on light rail vehicles, rail cars and locomotives, including thermostats, weather stripping and electronic components. Our rail employees also prepped two rail-mounted jet snow-blowers to ensure they were ready for clearing tracks and switches of snow and ice, particularly in rail yards.

We trimmed trees where necessary to minimize trees or limbs from falling along the right-of-way or on our overhead wire system; personnel are available to remove fallen trees or limbs if needed. Hundreds of tons of snow-melting materials were also ordered, with more available to obtain if needed.

Finally, snow removal contracts are 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 always, we ask that you check 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 www.njtransit.com, which are modified rail schedules during extreme weather conditions. If you have not signed up for MyTransit alerts yet for your specific trip, you can do that by visiting 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 www.njtransit.com, or by calling the Access Link Operations Center daily between 5 a.m. and 12 noon at 800-955-2321.