JOINT INFORMATION CENTER
Governor Chris Christie s Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno
Colonel Joseph R. Fuentes, Director, State office of Emergency Management
August 29, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Penny Bassett Hackett or Courtney Carroll (973) 491-7078
Note: Revision to Montclair-Boonton Line information.
NJ TRANSIT TO RESTORE MOST RAIL SERVICE TUESDAY
Bus and light rail to operate regular weekday schedule
NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT is working to restore most rail service tomorrow, August 30, in the wake of residual impacts from Hurricane Irene. Bus and light rail service will operate on a regular weekday schedule. Crews continue to work around the clock to make necessary repairs and reconstruct areas of the railroad damaged by the storm. As NJ TRANSIT works toward restoring the system to normal operation, customers are advised of possible delays and cancellations due to remaining storm damage.
NJ TRANSIT is advising customers of the following:
· Northeast Corridor: Trains are expected to operate between New Brunswick Station and New York only, due to ongoing flooding at Trenton Transit Center. Service will remain suspended between Trenton and New Brunswick until further notice.
o Northeast Corridor trains will operate every 20 minutes from New Brunswick to New York.
o Northeast Corridor trains will operate hourly out of New York Penn Station to New Brunswick.
· North Jersey Coast Line: Trains are expected to operate, subject to delays in both directions due to storm damage. In addition, 3500-series trains to/from South Amboy may be cancelled.
· Raritan Valley Line: Trains are expected to operate, subject to delays in both directions due to storm damage.
· Morris & Essex Lines: Trains are expected to operate on a regular weekday schedule tomorrow.
· Main/Bergen County Line: Trains are expected to operate on a regular weekday schedule tomorrow. Customers who normally transfer at Secaucus for service to New York are advised to stay on the train to Hoboken to connect with PATH at no additional charge.
· Port Jervis Line: Rail service will remain suspended due to flooding and storm damage between Suffern and Harriman.
· Montclair-Boonton Line: Trains are expected to operate on a regular weekday schedule tomorrow between Hoboken/New York and Montclair State University Station at Little Falls. Service will be suspended between Little Falls and Mountain Lakes due to storm damage.
· Pascack Valley Lines: Trains are expected to operate on a regular weekday schedule tomorrow. Customers who normally transfer at Secaucus for service to New York are advised to stay on the train to Hoboken to connect with PATH at no additional charge.
· Atlantic City Rail Line: Trains will operate on a regular weekday schedule tomorrow.
- Bus service will operate on a regular weekday schedule tomorrow.
- Some routes may be subject to delays, detours or cancellations due to local flooding.
- Bus service to/from Willowbrook Mall and Mothers Park/Ride both in Wayne may be suspended due to flooding.
- Bus routes 194 and 196 remain suspended due to flooding along the Route 23 corridor.
Light Rail Service:
- Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and Newark Light Rail will operate on a regular weekday schedule.
- River Line will operate on a weekend schedule tomorrow until Wednesday.
- Access Link Paratransit Service will operate trips as scheduled tomorrow.
Systemwide Cross-Honoring in Effect:
To give customers additional travel options, NJ TRANSIT will offer systemwide cross-honoring, enabling customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode – rail, bus or light rail, PATH and private carrier buses.
Important Travel Information:
- Before starting your trip, visit njtransit.com for up-to-the-minute service information. This information is also available by calling (973) 275-5555 or from broadcast traffic reports.
- Allow plenty of extra time travel time. Delays and service changes are possible.
- Listen closely to public address announcements at stations for late-breaking service information.