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UPDATE: NJ TRANSIT CREWS MAKING PROGRESS TO RESTORE SERVICE AFTER EXTENSIVE STORM DAMAGE ACROSS THE STATE

Bus, Light Rail, Access Link and Atlantic City Rail Line Operate Regular Service; NEC, RVL, PVL, Main/Bergen County to Resume with Weekend Service at 10:00 a.m.; Other Lines Remain Suspended while Repairs Continue

August 5, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT crews, working through the night, have been making progress in clearing more than 250 downed trees to allow additional rail lines to open.  In addition to the previously announced Northeast Corridor resuming service at 10:00 a.m. utilizing a weekend schedule, the Raritan Valley, Main/Bergen County and Pascack Valley Lines will also resume service at 10:00 a.m. on weekend schedules.  The Atlantic City Rail Line has resumed on a regular weekday schedule.

Due to the extensive nature of the damage, the North Jersey Coast Line, Morris & Essex, Montclair-Boonton Line, Gladstone Branch and the Port Jervis Line between Port Jervis and Suffern remain suspended as crews continue to work as quickly and safely as possible to restore service.  Crews continue to work to clear trees, repair signal systems and repair overhead wires which power the trains.  These lines will resume service on a weekend schedule once these repairs are complete and tracks are inspected.

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 and monitor news reports about service levels.

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.

About NJ TRANSIT

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.