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NJ Transit Continues to Restore Service After Tropical Storm Ida Ravages New Jersey

By rlsmetro on
New Jersey

NJ TRANSIT crews have been working around the clock to assess damage from the storm and make the necessary repairs and inspections to resume some rail and light rail services.  

Transit officials said the storm inflicted significant impacts on tracks and roadways with areas of high water throughout the system.  

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Please see below for systemwide service information. 

 NJ Transit officials said all customers should allow for extra travel time.

Rail

  • M&E – has resumed on a weekend schedule for Thursday, September 2 and will operate on a regular weekday schedule on Friday, September 3.
  • Montclair/Boonton – remains suspended while damage is assessed.
  • Gladstone Branch- remains suspended while damage is assessed.
  • Main/Bergen/Port Jervis Lines – remains suspended for the remainder of Thursday, September 2.  Will operate on a regular weekday schedule with delays up to 60 minutes due to single-tracking on Friday, September 3.
  • Pascack Valley - remains suspended while damage is assessed.
  • NEC & NJCL – have resumed on a weekend schedule for the remainder of Thursday, September 2 and will operate regular weekday service on Friday, September 3.
  • Raritan Valley – Remains suspended until further notice due to significant flood impacts.
  • Atlantic City Rail Line - continues to operate regular weekday service.

Bus

Bus service will continue to operate but expect significant statewide delays and extensive detours due to severe flooding and road closures for the remainder of the service day to day. 

A regular weekday schedule is planned for Friday, September 3 and customers should continue to expect delays and detours through the service day tomorrow.

Newark Light Rail

Newark Light Rail service has resumed regular weekday service for Thursday, September 2, and will continue to operate on a regular weekday schedule on Friday, September 3.

Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Service

For the remainder of the service day on Thursday, September 2, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) service is operating with weather-related delays on a modified schedule operating every 20 minutes.  

Substitute bus service is being provided between Tonnelle Avenue and Bergenline Avenue, and Trains will single-track through Richard Street while crews remove debris from the tracks. 

Bus service is available between Danforth and Richard Street.

HBLR is expected to operate on a regular weekday schedule on Friday, 9/3, with busing between Tonnelle Avenue and Bergenline Stations, and single-tracking through Richard Street to continue. Customers may encounter delays due to residual impacts of the storm.

River LINE

River LINE service has been operating on a regular weekday schedule for Thursday, September 2, and will continue to operate on a regular weekday schedule on Friday, September 3.

Access Link Service

Access Link is operating full service. Transfer Trips originating in Regions 4, 5 and 6 have been canceled for the remainder of the day on Thursday. Customers may experience major delays in areas significantly impacted by the storm. In an abundance of caution, Access Link may be contacting customers about rides that cannot be safely provided.

On Friday, September 3, Access Link is expected to be operating on a regular weekday schedule in all regions. For updates, please visit Access Link Online.

NJ TRANSIT’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is open and is closely monitoring the impacts of the storm. NJ TRANSIT crews will continue to work around the clock to address any storm-related damages.