NJTransit has announced some suspensions due to the rapidly deteriorating weather conditions from the blizzard. Bus service in northern and central New Jersey, all routes north of I-195, are suspended as of 8PM EST this evening. This includes  all routes that operate via U.S. Route 9, all routes that serve Port Authority Bus Terminal and George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal, and all northern local bus routes. This suspension will remain in effect until further notice, they will be lifted when buses can safely operate again. They regional mangers checking the roads to see when it will be safe. Bus Service is still on in ape May, Atlantic, Camden, Salem, Gloucester, Burlington, Mercer and Cumberland counties as of now. We will update you if this changes and they most likely would change if the weather worsens. Due to high wind gusts, heavy snow accumulation and the possibility of falling trees, NJ TRANSIT is suspending rail service on Morris & Essex Lines (including Gladstone Branch), Montclair-Boonton Line and all Midtown Direct services. These are suspended as of 8PM EST on February 8th, 2013. These choices are being made in an effort to help keep NJTransit Riders and Employees safe. They want to avoid potentially stranding customers in the territory that is being hardest hit by the storm. These rail suspensions will continue until Saturday, February 9, 2013. It takes at least 12 hours for service to be resumed but, rail crews will be on standby at key locations to expedite the start of service. There is a system wide cross honoring in effect until Saturday, February 9 as of now. NJ TRANSIT-owned and operated rail station waiting rooms will remain open extended hours, to provide protection from the elements. For more information please see the press release below. Stay Safe!

Press Release

NJ TRANSIT TO SUSPEND SOME RAIL, BUS AND ACCESS LINK SERVICE DUE TO WINTER STORM

NEWARK, NJ — Due to rapidly deteriorating weather conditions and in the interest of customer and employee safety, NJ TRANSIT will be suspending some bus, rail and Access Link service later this evening.  Customers are advised to check njtransit.com for the latest service information.

Bus Service:  NJ TRANSIT bus service in northern and central New Jersey (all routes north of I-195) will be suspended as of 8 p.m.  This includes all routes that serve Port Authority Bus Terminal and George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal, all routes that operate via U.S. Route 9, and all northern local bus routes.  This service suspension will remain in effect until further notice, and will be lifted when buses can again safely operate throughout the impacted area.

Bus service will continue to operate in Cape May, Atlantic, Camden, Salem, Gloucester, Burlington, Mercer and Cumberland counties unless weather conditions change.

Rail Service:  NJ TRANSIT’s Morris & Essex Lines (including Gladstone Branch), Montclair-Boonton Line and all Midtown Direct services will be suspended as of 8 p.m.

Due to high wind gusts, heavy snow accumulation and the possibility of falling trees, NJ TRANSIT is suspending rail service on these lines that were heavily hit by Hurricane Sandy, which took away system redundancies.  This step also is being taken to avoid potentially stranding customers in the territory that is being hardest hit by the storm.

This suspension will continue through tomorrow, Saturday, February 9, 2013. It should be noted that it takes at least 12 hours to restore rail service once it has been suspended. However, rail crews will be on standby at key locations to expedite the start of service after crews have completed inspections, any necessary repairs are complete, and conditions have been deemed safe for customers and employees.

In addition, customers are advised that prior to 8 pm, some trains may be cancelled and/or combined due to deteriorating weather conditions.

Access Link:  Access Link paratransit service will be cancelled starting on Friday afternoon and continuing all day Saturday in Region 4 (Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, and north Ocean counties), Region 5 (Essex, Union, Somerset and Morris counties) andRegion 6 (Bergen, Hudson, Passaic and parts of Essex counties). No new outbound trips in these regions will be provided on Friday, and all return trips will be accomplished as early as possible. Full service will continue to operate in Region 2 (Burlington, Camden,Gloucester and Salem counties) and Region 3 (Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, and south Ocean counties) unless conditions warrant otherwise.

Systemwide Cross-Honoring in Effect: To give customers additional travel options during expected winter weather conditions, NJ TRANSIT will continue to offer full system wide cross-honoring for the remainder of Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9, enabling customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode–rail, light rail or bus.  Additionally, NJ TRANSIT bus, rail, light rail and bus passes will be cross-honored on private carrier buses.

Extended Station Hours for Customer Comfort:  All NJ TRANSIT-owned and operated rail station waiting rooms will remain open extended hours, including evenings and overnight, throughout the storm.

 

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