Monday, December 24, 2012
The agency will also offer discounts to families traveling over the holidays.
Monday, December 24, 2012
NJ TRANSIT will offer additional service over the holiday week, along with a special extension of the Family Super Saver Fare, according to a news release from the agency. The Family Super Saver Far allows up to two children 11-years-old and younger to travel free with each fare-paying adult and will be offered through 6 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2 on all trains, buses and light rail lines. Extra service will provide more travel options, according to the release, whether customers are heading toward the mall for some last-minute shopping or getting a head start on the Christmas holiday. Monday, Dec. 24 Trains, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, Newark Light Rail and River Line will operate on the current weekday schedule on all lines. Additional early …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
NJ Transit is offering extra buses for Thanksgiving and Black Friday.
As NJ TRANSIT continues its storm-recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the agency is gearing up to offer nearly normal Thanksgiving service levels on most of its lines to ensure customers’ travel plans go smoothly over the holiday weekend. NJ TRANSIT is reminding customers that rail service may be subject to delays and cancellations as a result of ongoing storm recovery efforts. Due to residual storm impacts, Gladstone Branch rail service remains suspended until further notice, and Newark Light Rail will continue to operate on a modified schedule between Newark Penn and Broad Street stations (service every half hour). In addition, North Jersey Coast Line service will experience delays of up to 15 minutes between Long Branch …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
All NJ TRANSIT rail lines except one will be running on full or modified service beginning Monday.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
The North Jersey Coast Line will resume service for next week's commute, according to a news release by Gov. Chris Christie's office. All but one NJ TRANSIT rail lines will be running full or modified service effective Monday, Nov. 19 “This is a major milestone in our continuing, post-Sandy recovery. The devastation wrought on the North Jersey Coast Line was the worst sustained throughout our system,” said Transportation Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chairman James Simpson in the release. “While we are not out of the woods and the recovery process continues, the restoration of this critical rail service is a major step forward for the Garden State.” The restoration of service on the North Jersey Coast Line completes the full or …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
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.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
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: 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 …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
More than 80 bus lines will resume service on Thursday in New Jersey.
NJ TRANSIT has announced that the majority of its bus lines will begin running on Thursday, as well as limited Access Link service. The bus lines are part of a slow but steady restart of NJ TRANSIT's service following Hurricane Sandy, announced the same day as the 3 p.m. restoration of service on the River Line light rail between the Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden and Trenton Transit Center. “This is tremendous progress,” said Transportation Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chairman James Simpson in a press release. “We are not out of the woods by any stretch, but we will continue working around the clock to further restore service where we can safely do so. On behalf of the entire NJ TRANSIT family, we appreciate the …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Here's a list of shutdown times, including last train departures and arrivals on each line.
NJ Transit will begin a gradual system-wide shutdown of all bus, rail, light rail and Access Link service, starting at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28 and continuing through 2 a.m. on Monday morning. Service suspensions will take effect as follows: Rail Service All other rail lines will be suspended starting this afternoon and continuing into the late evening. Final train times are as follows: Northeast Corridor North Jersey Coast Line Raritan Valley Line Morris & Essex Lines Montclair-Boonton Line Main Line Bergen County Line Port Jervis Line Pascack Valley Line Bus Service: Light Rail Service: Access Link Service: System-wide Cross-Honoring System-wide cross-honoring of all rail, bus and light rail tickets will be in effect starting at …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Spokesman John Durso said the company is closely monitoring the storm and will provide updates to bus and train schedules via njtransit.com or twitter.com/NJ_transit.
NJ TRANSIT has already begun preparations for Hurricane Sandy, according to spokesman John Durso. Durso provided the following information regarding preparations on the rail, light rail, and bus routes in New Jersey: NJ TRANSIT information is readily available at njtransit.com or through the agency's Twitter feed, twitter.com/NJ_TRANSIT. Updates can also be delivered to portable electronic devices through the My Transit alert system. Visit www.njtransit.com/mytransit to sign up. For more information, call NJ TRANSIT at (973) 275-5555.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Amtrak signal problems causing problems on North Jersey Coast and Northeast Corridor lines.
Amtrak signal problems have caused a series of delays and cancellations along the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast lines, NJ Transit announced on its Web site. Three Northeast Corridor line trains departing New York were canceled this evening. Other Northeast Corridor trains in both directions are experiencing 60- to 90-minute delays, according to NJ Transit. Inbound train service to New York on the North Jersey Coast line has been suspended from Long Branch, while outbound service is subject to 60- to 90-minute delays. Two evening North Jersey Coast line trains departing New York were canceled because of the signal trouble. Bus and rail passes are being cross-honored on PATH trains and on private carriers, according to the NJ …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The incident occurred along the wooded section of track between Beers Street and Holmdel Road.
Heather Gogan, 37, of Keansburg was trespassing on the train tracks in Hazlet when she was struck and killed by a NJ Transit train Wednesday night as it approached the Hazlet Train Station, according to NJ Transit Spokesman John Durso, Jr. The 8:41 North Jersey Coast Line train out of New York was coming to a stop at Hazlet when it hit the woman around 9:50 p.m. The incident occurred in a desolate area, behind the Hazlet Deli and Greek Store's parking lot. The engineer of Train No. 3285, traveling west on Track 1, told investigators he saw Gogan walk into the gauge of Track 1, face the train and then put her hands up to cover her eyes, according to Durso. The engineer sounded the horn and placed the train brakes into "emergency" but could…
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Capital program includes funding for several new trains and buses
Commuting can be stressful and time consuming, but it seems no matter how you slice it it's always expensive. Even buying a monthly rail ticket, it costs $5,280 a year to trek from either the Belmar or Manasquan stations to New York Penn Station. Hopping on the bus is only slightly cheaper, at $4,152 from either municipality. With that in mind, it may come as a relief to commuters that NJ Transit will not be upping their fares in 2013. The Board of Directors recently approved a $1.904 billion operating budget and a $1.152 billion capital program for the 2013 fiscal year, which began on July 1, according to a news release from the company. Fares account for $894.2 million, which is nearly half of the operating budget. The remainder is drawn…