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Morris & Essex, Montclair-Boonton, Gladstone Branch and North Jersey Coast Line Service Remains Suspended

August 5, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT crews have made significant progress clearing hundreds of downed trees and overhead wires throughout the state following Tuesday’s intense rain and wind storm. Service has been restored on the Northeast Corridor, Raritan Valley Line, Main/Bergen County, Port Jervis and Pascack Valley Lines and will operate on a weekend schedule.  The Atlantic City Rail Line is operating on a regular weekday schedule.

Morris & Essex, Montclair-Boonton, Gladstone Branch and North Jersey Coast Line service remains suspended for Thursday as crews are working around the clock to clear trees, repair signal systems and restore overhead wires, which power the trains.

On the Morris & Essex, Montclair-Boonton and Gladstone Branch Lines, crews are still removing numerous fallen trees and repairing extensive overhead wire damage. Once personnel clear the area and restore the wires, the infrastructure will have to undergo inspections before service can resume.

On the North Jersey Coast Line, many trees have been removed but repairs are ongoing due to damaged overhead wires.

Since the storm began on Tuesday, crews worked quickly to clear more than 300 downed trees across the system. As a result of the blocked tracks, some equipment remains out of its proper placement to operate rail service.

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 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, 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.

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