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NJ TRANSIT TO RESTORE LIGHT RAIL SERVICE AT WEST SIDE AVENUE STATION IN JERSEY CITY

West Side Avenue Station to open Saturday, May 23rd following Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority Repair Work

May 21,  2020

NEWARK, NJ – NJ TRANSIT will resume service at the West Side Avenue Station on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) along the West Side Avenue Branch on Saturday, May 23rd following the completion of required utility work by the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority (JCMUA). This will complete the reopening of the entire West Side Avenue Branch.  Last month, HBLR service was restored to Martin Luther King Drive and Garfield Avenue stations.

“We are pleased regular service will return along the entire West Side Avenue Branch for our light rail customers,” said NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin Corbett. “Our customers’ patience and understanding are appreciated and cannot be overstated while the needed underground utility work was performed by the JCMUA.”

The last day of shuttle bus service for the West Side Avenue station will be Friday, May 22nd. Trains will continue operating on a single track with three trains per hour on the West Side Avenue Branch through Friday, May 29th.

Departure times for West Side Avenue Station Northbound departures from Saturday, May 23 to Friday, May 29 are as follows:

    • :03 past the hour
    • :23 past the hour
    • :43 past the hour
    • After midnight, the 12:23 a.m. will now operate at 12:21 a.m.

For more information, please click on the customer notice.

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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.