Morris & Essex Resumes Service on Weekend Schedule; Gladstone Branch Service Resumes Regular Weekend Schedule with Substitute Bus Service

August 7, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT crews continue to make progress after clearing hundreds of downed trees and making extensive repairs to damaged overhead wires and signal systems throughout the state following Tuesday’s intense rain and wind storm. Service has been restored on the Morris & Essex Line for Saturday, August 8, and will operate on a weekend schedule. Customers may experience delays and should build in the extra time in their travels as crews continue to repair damaged overhead wires and signals between Millburn and Summit along the Morris & Essex line.

Also, North Jersey Coast Line, Northeast Corridor, Raritan Valley Line, Main/Bergen County, Port Jervis, Pascack Valley and Atlantic City Rail Lines will all operate on a weekend schedule with North Jersey Coast Line experiencing possible delays up to 15 minutes.

Gladstone Branch service will resume a regular weekend schedule with substitute bus service.

Since the storm began on Tuesday, crews worked quickly to clear more than 300 downed trees across the system.

Bus, light rail and Access Link services are operating on a regular weekday schedule. Rail tickets and passes are being cross-honored with PATH at Newark Penn Station, Hoboken, and 33rd Street, NJ TRANSIT light rail, bus and private carriers.

Customers should visit the njtransit.com website for the latest service information monitor My Transit alerts or NJ TRANSIT social media feeds.

Travel Advice:

  • Sign up for the My Transit alert system on njtransit.com, which delivers travel advisories for your specific trip to your cell phone via email or text.
  • Allow extra time getting to and from your destination.  Use extreme caution when walking on exposed sidewalks or station platforms and when boarding trains and buses.
  • Listen closely to public address announcements at stations for late-breaking service information.


NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 925,000 weekday trips on 253 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 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.