RIVER LINE TO RESUME REGULAR WEEKDAY SERVICE ON MONDAY
Special Express Bus Service To Continue To Supplement River LINE Service To Enhance Capacity
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 9, 2019
NEWARK, NJ – NJ TRANSIT River LINE light rail service will resume regular weekday service on Monday June 10, 2019 following rigorous, around-the-clock testing and inspections of vehicle wheels over the last 48 hours. A sufficient number of vehicles have successfully passed the safety inspections to resume regular weekday service on Monday. Special express shuttle bus service will operate between the four highest ridership stations along the River LINE (Trenton Transit Center, Florence, Beverly/Edgewater Park and Walter Rand Transportation Center) during the morning and afternoon peak periods to enhance capacity (see details below). Regular weekend service resumed on Saturday.
“When it comes to the safety of our customers and employees, we will not cut corners or take shortcuts. While the decision to comprehensively test every wheel on every vehicle was made out of an abundance of caution, it was the only responsible decision to make in the interest of safety,” said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Kevin Corbett. “I want to thank our customers for their patience during this time and I applaud the outstanding effort by our River LINE employees and our partners at Bombardier for their non-stop effort in restoring service as safely and quickly as possible.”
FREQUENCY OF SPECIAL EXPRESS SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE (WEEKDAYS):
Express bus service between Trenton, Florence, Beverly/Edgewater Park, & WRTC will operate in both directions with the frequency shown below (approximate):
- Every 30 minutes between 5:45am - 8:30am
- Every 30 minutes between 4:00pm - 7:00pm
All River LINE monthly passes and one-way tickets, as well as any NJ TRANSIT monthly bus passes and tickets will be accepted on board the express shuttle bus.
Customers are strongly advised to download NJ TRANSIT’s mobile app and activate push notifications to receive alerts directly to their phones. Customers can also sign up for MyTransit alerts to receive information via email or text, or monitor njtransit.com and the Twitter feeds @NJTRANSIT and @NJTRANSIT_RL to stay informed of the status of the River LINE system.
About NJ TRANSIT
NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 925,000 weekday trips on 251 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.