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NJ TRANSIT PREPARES FOR IMPENDING WINTER STORM

Full systemwide cross-honoring in effect starting tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m. to give customers additional travel options

March 5, 2013
NJT-13-019

NEWARK, NJ — As the season’s next winter storm moves toward the region, NJ TRANSIT operations, customer service and police personnel are taking steps to minimize delays and ensure service reliability and safety.  All customers are strongly advised to check njtransit.com before traveling for up-to-the-minute service information before starting their trip.

 

To give customers additional travel options during expected inclement weather conditions, NJ TRANSIT will offer full systemwide cross-honoring starting at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, and continuing until the end of the service day Thursday, March 7, enabling NJ TRANSIT customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode—rail, bus or light rail, as well as private carrier buses.  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 train instead.

 

The corporation is preparing to minimize disruptions and delays to the extent possible, particularly in light of the potential for high winds and heavy, wet snow that may impact portions of the area starting tomorrow afternoon.  Rail and light rail crews and equipment are on standby to quickly respond to downed trees, power outages or other issues that may arise. 

 

NJ TRANSIT will be positioning locomotives at strategic locations across the rail system to rapidly respond in the event of a disabled train.  In addition, NJ TRANSIT will closely monitor the crowds at New York Penn Station, Hoboken Terminal and the Port Authority Bus Terminal and make adjustments to service as necessary.


Customers are advised of the following:

 

Travel Advice:

 

 

NJ TRANSIT is prepared to handle the impending winter weather:

 

 

About NJ TRANSIT

 

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 895,000 weekday trips on 261 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 164 rail stations, 61 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.