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NJ TRANSIT REPAIRS TO GLADSTONE BRANCH OVERHEAD WIRES CONTINUES

Rail Service Will Remain Suspended Monday, February 25th Following Extensive Damage Caused by Fallen Tree - Cross Honoring Remains in Effect

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 24, 2019

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT repair crews continue to work to repair the extensive damage to overhead catenary wires on the Morris and Essex Line’s Gladstone Branch following last week’s snow and ice storm.  Significant progress has been made, but their work will require the continued suspension of rail service at least through Monday, February 25, 2019.

The incident involved a downed tree which caused significant damage to four NJ TRANSIT poles and one JCP&L utility pole impacting overhead wires. This required repairs to more than 1500 feet of the NJ TRANSIT rail power system including catenary, feeder, signal and static wiring as well as associated hardware.

Rail tickets and passes continue to be cross honored by NJ TRANSIT and Lakeland Bus Lines through the service day.

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