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SERVICE ADVISORY: NJ TRANSIT ANNOUNCES FULL, SYSTEMWIDE CROSS-HONORING IN ADVANCE OF WINTER STORM

Customers advised to check njtransit.com before traveling

December 8, 2013
NJT-13-088

NEWARK, NJ — With the season’s first winter storm forecast to enter the region this evening, NJ TRANSIT operations, customer service and police personnel have taken 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.

 

Systemwide Cross-Honoring in Effect:  To give customers additional travel options during expected winter weather conditions, NJ TRANSIT will offer full systemwide cross-honoring starting at 6 p.m. on Sunday, December 8 and continuing through the end of the service day on Monday, December 9, enabling customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode—rail, light rail or bus—including private bus carriers. 

 

For example, customers who normally take the bus from Rutherford to the Port Authority Bus Terminal may use their bus pass or ticket 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 at no additional charge.  Customers using their tickets or passes to travel to a destination other than the destination printed on their original ticket will be subject to the appropriate additional fare if applicable.

 

NJ TRANSIT will also continue to closely monitor the crowds at New York Penn Station, Hoboken Terminal and the Port Authority Bus Terminal and make adjustments to service as necessary.


The corporation is preparing to minimize disruptions and delays to the extent possible, particularly in light of the potential for freezing rain and ice that may impact portions of the area starting this 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.  In addition, NJ TRANSIT will be positioning locomotives at strategic locations across the rail system to rapidly respond in the event of a disabled train. 

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 165 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.