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October 4, 2017


NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT’s Gladstone Branch rail service along the Morris & Essex Lines will resume for morning rush on Thursday, October 5th.  Service will remain suspended for this afternoon and the rest of the service day today Wednesday, October 4th due to emergency repair work.


For the afternoon ride home, NJ TRANSIT rail tickets and passes continue to be cross-honored on Lakeland buses to/from the Port Authority Bus Terminal. It is important to note that there will be limited seats available on the buses.


NJ TRANSIT Gladstone passes and tickets will be cross-honored on all NJ TRANSIT Rail Lines and Bus Lines. Customers should check for updated information.


Following the discovery of damage to a Gladstone Branch train Tuesday night, service was suspended to allow for an immediate inspection of the right-of-way near Summit station.  Upon further review today, it was determined that an electrical junction box mounted to the wall was the cause of the damage. 


Further, the investigation determined that this junction box was the cause of previous train damage near Summit station occurring in recent weeks, initially believed to be loose concrete debris.  The contact with the junction box was due to a number of factors including the type of rail car and the slow speed at which trains operate in this vicinity.

Emergency repairs are currently being conducted and will conclude prior to the start of service on Thursday.


Upon the resumption of full service Thursday morning, cross-honoring options will conclude.


NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 944,000 weekday trips on 255 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 166 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.