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Discount Extended through January 2019 as PTC Submission is Reviewed Prior to ACRL Service Restoration

NEWARK, NJ — Following the completion of end-of-year federally mandated Positive Train Control (PTC) installation, NJ TRANSIT is committed to reopening the Atlantic City Rail Line (ACRL) in early 2019 pending the review and approval of our recent submission to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for the alternate schedule, which extends the deadline for full PTC implementation to December 31, 2020.   In recognition of the continued impact on ACRL customers, NJ TRANSIT will extend the 25 percent discount on tickets and passes through the end of January 2019.

“We are looking forward to the restoration of service for our customers on the ACRL, and are working to do so as quickly as possible,” said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Kevin Corbett. “I thank our customers for their patience during this time.   We are continuing to offer the 25% discount through January on the alternate bus service, along with cross-honoring with PATCO at Lindenwold Station, Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden and 8th/Market St. in Philadelphia, to offset the impact it has had on their travel.”

On December 17, 2018, NJ TRANSIT marked 100-percent completion of the FRA’s 2018 year-end milestone for PTC.  Criteria for this requirement included installation of equipment on locomotives and cab control cars, installation of 326 miles of wayside equipment including radios, transponders and poles, as well as initiating PTC testing and employee training.  The achievement means NJ TRANSIT can apply for an alternative schedule to have PTC fully operational by the end of 2020.

The following alternate transportation options remain in effect: 

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NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 944,000 weekday trips on 251 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.