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RIVER LINE OPERATING LIMITED SERVICE DUE TO EMERGENCY MECHANICAL REPAIRS
Special Express and Local Bus Service To Supplement Limited River LINE Service
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 7, 2019
NEWARK NJ – NJ TRANSIT River LINE light rail service will operate on a limited schedule until further notice due to emergency mechanical inspections and repairs to the fleet of light rail vehicles. This limited service will be supplemented by special express bus service between the four highest ridership stations as well as existing local bus service operating along the River LINE route.
“The safety of our customers and employees is always our top priority and not an area that can be compromised,” said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Kevin Corbett. “I want to assure our customers that we are working closely with our partners at Bombardier to restore service as quickly as possible.”
During regularly scheduled inspections, some wheels on a light rail vehicle failed to meet the required safety standards. A preliminary inspection indicates there was a defect in a single batch of wheels delivered by the original manufacturer. Out of an abundance of caution, a comprehensive inspection is being conducted on every wheel of each vehicle which is a highly labor intensive process.
Special express shuttle bus service will operate between the four highest ridership stations along the River LINE (Trenton Transit Center, Florence, Beverly/Edgewater Park and Walter Rand Transportation Center). These four stations serve more than half of the daily River LINE customers. Most intermediate stations will be served by existing local bus service. Customers at Burlington South, Delanco, Cooper St. and Entertainment Center are advised to use other stations as no local bus routes service those stations.
FREQUENCY OF SPECIAL EXPRESS SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE (WEEKDAYS):
Express bus service between Trenton, Florence, Beverly/Edgewater Park, & WRTC will operate in both directions with the frequency shown below (approximate):
- Every 15 minutes between 5:45am - 8:30am
- Every 30 minutes between 8:30am - 4:00pm
- Every 15 minutes between 4:00pm - 7:00pm
- Every 30 minutes between 7:00pm - 9:30 pm
SERVICE ALTERNATIVES FOR RIVER LINE STATIONS (express shuttle stations in BOLD):
Station: Alternative Bus Service:
Trenton Transit Center Express shuttle service at "East" bus stop on S.Clinton Avenue at Raoul Wallenberg Avenue
Hamilton Avenue Bus No. 409 on South Broad Street at Hamilton Avenue bus stops
Cass Street Bus No. 409 on South Broad Street at Hudson Street bus stops
Bordentown Bus No. 409 on Farnsworth Avenue at Park Street
Roebling Bus No. 409 on Hornberger Avenue at Norman Avenue (to Trenton) and at Albany Avenue (To Camden)
Florence Express shuttle service inside Florence Station parking lot
Burlington Towne Center Bus Nos. 409 & 413 on Broad Street/High Street
Burlington South Service suspended; no alternative bus service
Beverly/Edgewater Park Express shuttle service inside Beverly/Edgewater Park parking lot
Delanco Service suspended; no alternative bus service
Riverside Bus No. 419 on Franklin Street at Kossuth Street, adjacent to station
Cinnaminson Bus No. 419 on River Road at Union Landing Road bus stops
Riverton Bus No. 419 on Broad Street at Lippencott Avenue bus stops
Palmyra Bus No. 419 on Broad Street at Cinnaminson Avenue
Route 73/Pennsauken Bus No. 419 on River Road at station entrance and across the street from entrance
Pennsauken Transit Center Bus Nos. 404, 417, 419 at bus stop inside station
36th Street Station Bus No. 452 (service to/from WRTC) at bus stop inside station
Walter Rand Trans. Center Express shuttle service on Broadway, adjacent to River Line station
Cooper Street Service suspended; no alternative bus service
Aquarium Bus Nos. 452, 453 (to/from WRTC) on Federal Street at Delaware Avenue
Entertainment Center Service suspended; no alternative bus service
Regular River LINE fares will be charged. All River LINE monthly passes and one-way tickets, as well as any NJ TRANSIT monthly bus passes and tickets will be accepted on board the express shuttle bus and on all regular NJ TRANSIT bus services.
NJ TRANSIT will provide customers with updates on the status of the system through numerous channels. Customers are strongly advised to download NJ TRANSIT’s mobile app and activate push notifications to receive alerts directly to their phones. Customers can also sign up for MyTransit alerts to receive information via email or text, or monitor njtransit.com and the Twitter feeds @NJTRANSIT and @NJTRANSIT_RL to stay informed of the status of the River LINE system.
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