January 26, 2015
NEWARK, NJ —NJ TRANSIT today announced that, due to the severe winter weather impacting the region, it will implement a gradual system-wide shutdown today as follows.
NJ TRANSIT will work hard to restore service as quickly as possible. Bus, light rail and Access Link service will resume when conditions permit. Rail service will also resume when conditions permit and when mandatory federal inspections can be completed.
“NJ TRANSIT’s top priority is the safety of our customers, employees and the citizens of the Garden State”, said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Veronique “Ronnie” Hakim. “This prudent and necessary action will enable NJ TRANSIT to resume service as soon as it is safely able to do so.”
Motorists and pedestrians are advised that some non-revenue commuter rail and light rail trains will operate during the service suspension to keep tracks, switches and overhead catenary wires clear of building snow and ice conditions.
NJ TRANSIT cross-honoring of tickets and passes on bus, rail, light rail and private bus carrier services remains in effect through Wednesday, January 28. Based on the duration and severity of the storm, this timeframe could be extended if necessary.
Updates will be provided to customers and the public as new information becomes available. Customers utilizing NJ TRANSIT services are reminded to check njtransit.com, or call 973-275-5555 for service updates.
For the latest travel information, customers should listen to broadcast traffic reports, visit njtransit.com or access NJ TRANSIT’s Twitter feed at @NJTRANSIT. Additionally, NJ TRANSIT will provide the most current service information via the My Transit alert system (www.njtransit.com/mytransit), which delivers travel advisories for your specific trip to your cell phone, PDA or pager. Service information is also available by calling (973) 275-5555.
About NJ TRANSIT
NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 915,900 weekday trips on 262 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.