Updated: Friday, November 02, 2012 10:34:31
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IMPORTANT NJ TRANSIT UPDATE
NJ TRANSIT rail service on the North Jersey Coast Line, Raritan Valley Line and the Main Line is suspended due to a power failure at NJ TRANSIT’s rail operations center which controls the lines.
Northeast Corridor service between New York and Trenton is not effected and will operate from Trenton to New York on a special schedule .
NJ TRANSIT rail passes will be cross honored on NJ TRANSIT and buses.
NJ TRANSIT is advising customers of the following:
- Northeast Corridor: On Friday, November 2, service will resume between Trenton Transit Center and Newark Penn Station, operating on a special schedule.
- North Jersey Coast Line: On Friday, November 2, service will resume between Woodbridge and Newark Penn Station, operating on a special 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.
- Raritan Valley Line: On Friday, November 2, service will resume between Raritan and Newark Penn Station only, operating on a special schedule. Rail service between High Bridge and Raritan remains suspended.
- Morris & Essex, Montclair-Boonton, Main/Bergen and Atlantic City Rail 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.
- Bus service is operating on 68 bus routes in northern New Jersey and 18 bus routes in southern New Jersey, providing service over the entire routes with no detours or truncations. For a complete list, visit njtransit.com.
- Partial service is operating on 58 bus routes in northern New Jersey and 17 routes in southern New Jersey, with detours or truncations due to ongoing impacts from Hurricane Sandy. For details, visit njtransit.com
- Bus service on routes not listed remains suspended until further notice. Power outages in local communities have resulted in the loss of traffic control devices critical to safe operation in some areas. Downed tree limbs and power lines continue to make many roads impassable. Personnel are in the field reviewing and assessing these conditions in order to ensure that service is restored as soon as it becomes safe to do so.
Light Rail Service:
- River Line is operating on a Sunday schedule between Trenton Transit Center and the Entertainment Center in Camden.
- Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and Newark Light Rail service will remain suspended until further notice. There is currently no estimated time for resumption of service. An assessment of rail infrastructure has revealed significant damage across the system, including:
- Newark Light Rail sustained flooding in Newark Penn Station, as well as major debris damage between Newark Penn and Branch Brook Park stations.
- Hudson-Bergen Light Rail experienced track washouts at Port Imperial and West Side Avenue stations, as well as trees in the overhead wire in Weehawken and flooding in Hoboken.
- Access Link service is operating in the following regions:
- Region 2, which includes Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties.
- Region 3, which includes Atlantic, Cape May and Southern Ocean County.
Monthly Pass Extension:
NJ TRANSIT has extending the validity period for October monthly passes until Wednesday, November 7 for customer convenience.
PATH - All PATH service is suspended until further notice. CLICK HERE for specific updates.
MTA - For specific information on service on the NYC Subway, Long Island Rail Road, Metro North Rail Road and Staten Island
Railway -- CLICK HERE
HOV 3+ Rules entering Manhattan
Due to the ongoing repairs to infrastructure in and around the crossinginto New York City, the NYC Department of Transportation, a instituted aban on all cars with less than three passengers effective in Manhattan on Thursday, November 1st, and Friday, November 2nd from 6 a.m. until midnight. The ban will be enforced at the Lincoln tunnel and ALL EAST river Crossings only. For more info CLICK HERE.
The Holland Tunnel remains closed until further notice.
Bridges and Tunnels
Port Authority NY/NJ
Due to the ongoing inspection to infrastructure in and around thecrossings into New York City, the NYC Department of Transportation hasinstituted a ban on all cars with less than three passengers effective in Manhattan on Thursday, November 1st, and Friday, November 2nd from 6 a.m. until midnight.
MTA Bridges & Tunnels
The Brooklyn Battery and Queens Midtown Tunnels will remain closed until further notice.
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Utility problems? Click here for the BPU website or download storm emergency information here.