03/08/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/08/2018 18:26
NEWARK, NJ- NJ TRANSIT rail, bus, light rail and Access Link services will all operate on a regular weekday schedule for Friday, March 9, 2018. Rail, bus, and light rail crews, along with the New Jersey Transit Police Department, worked continuously to prepare for, and recover from, the devastating effects of this powerful storm that caused significant impacts across our entire transportation network.
For the latest travel information, customers should visit njtransit.com, access NJ TRANSIT's Twitter feed at @NJTRANSIT or listen to broadcast traffic reports. Additionally, NJ TRANSIT will provide the most current service information via the My Transit alert system (www.njtransit.com/mytransit), which delivers travel advisories to your smartphone. Service information is also available by calling (973) 275-5555.
Due to the freeze/thaw cycle, customers are advised to use extreme caution around bus stops, station and facilities as slippery conditions may exist. Customers should also build extra travel time into their schedules as residual delays and some cancellations may occur from the residual effects of the storm.
NJ TRANSIT crews removed well over 100 trees and branches which blocked rail tracks across the state in order to restore service. To get to the affected areas, crews had to walk in significant amounts of snow, up to 20 inches in some cases, to remove these trees and branches.
About NJ TRANSIT
NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 944,000 weekday trips on 252 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 165 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.