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NJ TRANSIT RAIL SERVICE ADJUSTED DUE TO WINTER STORM
Customers advised to check njtransit.com before travelling
Issued December 26, 2010 at 1:15 p.m.
NEWARK, NJ - Due to expected severe weather conditions and anticipated low ridership, NJ TRANSIT rail service will be modified on Monday, December 27, 2010.
- Rail Service: NJ TRANSIT rail service will operate on an enhanced weekend schedule on Monday, December 27, on all lines except the Atlantic City Rail Line. Atlantic City Rail Line service will follow a regular weekday schedule. The enhanced weekend schedule provides more trains than a Saturday/Sunday schedule, while still reducing the number of trains operating to match expected ridership. To plan a rail trip on njtransit.com, customers should use January 17, 2011, (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) as their travel date.
- Bus Service: While every effort will be made to continue operating bus service throughout the state, customers may experience delays, detours or service suspensions on their routes during extreme weather conditions. Customers are advised to plan accordingly and anticipate disruptions to bus service.
- Light Rail: Light rail service is operating normally.
Systemwide Cross-Honoring in Effect
To give customers additional travel options during expected winter weather conditions, NJ TRANSIT has implemented full systemwide cross-honoring through 11:59 p.m. Monday, December 27, enabling customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode-rail, bus or light rail. For example, customers who normally take the bus from Rutherford to the Port Authority Bus Terminal may use their bus pass on the train from Rutherford to New York Penn Station. Similarly, customers who normally take the bus between Atlantic City and Lindenwold may use the Atlantic City Rail Line instead.
In addition, all NJ TRANSIT rail station buildings and waiting rooms will remain open extended hours, including evenings and overnight, throughout the storm.
- Customers should travel only if absolutely necessary.
- Before starting your trip, visit njtransit.com for up-to-the-minute service information. This information is also available by calling (973) 275-5555 or from broadcast traffic reports.
- Sign up for free My Transit Alerts to receive travel advisories for your specific trip via email or mobile device. Visit njtransit.com/mytransit to enroll.
- Allow plenty of extra travel time. Delays and service changes are possible.
- Use extreme caution when walking on exposed sidewalks, parking lots or station platforms and when boarding trains and buses.
- Listen closely to public address announcements at stations for late-breaking service information.
- If you park, ensure your car is stocked with a snow brush and ice scraper so you can clear your car upon returning to the lot.
- Report slippery or unsafe conditions to bus operators, train crews or NJ TRANSIT staff.
- Local jurisdictions are responsible for clearing bus stops. Local residents can help their neighbors by shoveling the bus stops along the sidewalks near their homes so that people are not standing in the icy streets while traffic is passing.