NJ Transit to Resume Rail Service Sunday on Four More Lines
The North Jersey Coast Line, Raritan Valley Line, Main/Port Jervis Line will all run limited service, while the Atlantic City Line will resume normal service.
NJ TRANSIT will resume service on four more rail lines on Sunday, according to the Governor's Office.
According to a press release from the governor's office, the North Jersey Coast Line, Raritan Valley Line and Main/Port Jervis Line will all operate on limited schedules, and the Atlantic City Line will operate on its regular schedule.
The Northeast Corridor Line resumed service on Friday on a modified schedule, stopping at all stops except for the Jersey Avenue station in New Brunswick.
The service schedules are as follows, according to the release:
- North Jersey Coast Line: On Sunday, Nov. 4, service will resume between Woodbridge and New York Penn Station, with the exception of Avenel. Service will operate on a weekend schedule.
Rail service between Bay Head and Woodbridge remains suspended. An assessment of rail infrastructure has revealed significant damage across the system, including:
- Morgan Drawbridge in South Amboy sustained damage from boats and a trailer that collided into the bridge.
- There are wires and trees down, as well as rail washouts (no ballast under the tracks), between South Amboy and Bay Head.
- Main/Port Jervis Line: On Sunday, Nov. 4, service will resume operating on a special schedule. The Main Line will operate from Suffern to Secaucus making all local stops. The Port Jervis Line will operate from Port Jervis to Secaucus making all local stops via Main Line. Service between Secaucus and Hoboken remains suspended until further notice.
- Raritan Valley Line: On Sunday, Nov. 4, service will resume between Raritan and Newark Penn Station only, operating on weekend schedule. On Monday, Nov. 5, service will resume between Raritan and Newark Penn Station only, operating on special schedule. Rail service between High Bridge and Raritan remains suspended
- Atlantic City Line: On Sunday, Nov. 4, service will resume operating on a Sunday schedule on Nov. 4 and weekday schedule on Nov. 5.
- Bergen Line, Pascack Valley Line, Montclair-Boonton Line and the Morris and Essex Lines: Service remains suspended. An assessment of rail infrastructure has revealed significant damage across the system, including:
- There is major damage due to downed trees between Summit and Millburn, as well as in Denville and Morristown. There is also overhead wire damage, including signal wires, with support poles down in Lyons and Bernardsville. In addition, rail washouts (no ballast under the tracks) occurred at Kearny Junction, where Midtown Direct service connects to the Northeast Corridor. Rail washouts also occurred at several tracks in Hoboken Terminal and at Netcong Station.
- Elsewhere on the rail system, local power outages have prevented NJ TRANSIT rail operations from being able to further test crossing gates and operating signals. In addition, hundreds of downed trees have fallen across the rail system, which have caused damage to overhead wires and signal wires. Several rail stations have sustained flood damage, including Hoboken Terminal.
The majority of NJ Transit bus service resumed earlier this week, as did the River Line light rail.
According to the release, monthly passes for October will be valid through Friday, Nov. 9 due to Hurricane Sandy.
For more information, visit www.njtransit.com.