NJ TRANSIT IMPLEMENTS SYSTEMWIDE CROSS-HONORING TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY DUE TO EXTREME COLD FRONT
Waiting room hours extended through Thursday, January 9
January 6, 2014
NEWARK, NJ — With an extreme cold front expected to move into the region overnight, NJ TRANSIT operations, customer service and police personnel continue to take steps toward minimizing delays and ensuring service reliability and safety across the system. All customers are strongly advised to check njtransit.com before traveling for up-to-the-minute service information before starting their trip
Systemwide Cross-Honoring in Effect Tuesday, January 7 and Wednesday, January 8: To give customers additional travel options during the extreme cold weather conditions, NJ TRANSIT will offer full systemwide cross-honoring on Tuesday, January 7 and Wednesday, January 8, enabling customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode—rail, light rail or bus—including private bus carriers.
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. Customers using their tickets or passes to travel to a destination other than the destination printed on their original ticket will be subject to the appropriate additional fare if applicable.
Waiting Room Hours Extended through Thursday, January 9: Due to the impending drop in temperature and subzero wind chills, all NJ TRANSIT rail station buildings and waiting rooms will remain open, including evenings and overnight, through Thursday, January 9.
NJ TRANSIT will be closely monitoring conditions across the system, as extreme cold weather can potentially impact rail infrastructure and equipment. In addition, bus routes may be subject to delays and detours due to expected icing conditions on roadways. Customers are advised to visit njtransit.com before starting their trip.
Winter Weather Travel Advice:
- For the latest travel information, visit njtransit.com or access our Twitter feed at @NJTRANSIT prior to starting your trip. In the event of delays or service adjustments, NJ TRANSIT will provide the most current service information via the My Transit alert system, which delivers travel advisories for your specific trip to your cell phone, PDA or pager. (If you are not yet a My Transit subscriber, we encourage you to sign up at www.njtransit.com/mytransit) Service information is also available by calling (973) 275-5555 or from broadcast traffic reports.
- 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 in the event it snows.
About NJ TRANSIT
NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 895,000 weekday trips on 261 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 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.