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February 4, 2014

, NJ — Due to the anticipated impact from the approaching, powerful winter weather system, NJ TRANSIT has adjusted its service schedule for Wednesday, February 5.  All customers are strongly advised to check before traveling for up-to-the-minute service information before starting their trip

The weather system is expected to generate heavy snow and freezing rain late this evening and continuing into the morning hours.  This will generate a major impact on tomorrow morning’s commute with the potential to continue throughout the entire service day.   Should customers plan to travel during the morning peak period when conditions are expected to be at their worst, NJ TRANSIT specifically encourages that they build additional time into their travel plans, expect potentially lengthy service delays, and be safe.

The following service advisories are in effect for Wednesday, February 5:


Rail Service:  On Wednesday, February 5, NJ TRANSIT will operate trains on a storm schedule on all rail lines except the Atlantic City Rail Line, which will operate a regular weekend schedule.  Service levels on the storm schedule will match the enhanced holiday schedule normally implemented on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Presidents’ Day.  Visit or click here to view the detailed storm schedule. 

Bus Service:  While every effort will be made to continue operating bus service systemwide on a regular weekday schedule on Wednesday, February 5, customers may experience delays, detours or service adjustments on certain routes in the event of significant snowfall or ice accumulation.  Customers are advised to plan accordingly and allow additional travel time, as buses will be subject to local road conditions.

Light Rail Service:
  On Wednesday, February 5, NJ TRANSIT will operate regular weekday scheduled service on the RiverLINE as well as Hudson-Bergen Light Rail.  Newark Light Rail will operate on a modified weekday schedule with service every ten minutes during the morning peak period.  All light rail customers should expect delays in service, particularly during the morning commute.


Access Link Paratransit Service:  On Wednesday, February 5, Access Link service will be suspended statewide until 12 noon.  In addition, all transfer trips will be cancelled statewide.  Access Link customers may call 1-800-955-2321 for periodic weather updates.    


In addition, NJ TRANSIT is reminding customers of the following:

  • Systemwide Cross-Honoring in Effect on Wednesday, February 5:  To give customers additional travel options during winter weather conditions, NJ TRANSIT has implemented full systemwide cross-honoring on Wednesday, February 5, enabling customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode—rail, light rail or bus—including private bus carriers. 

·         Waiting Room Hours Extended Through Wednesday, February 5:  Due to the impending storm, all NJ TRANSIT rail station buildings and waiting rooms will remain open, including evenings and overnight, through Wednesday, February 5.



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.