Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Amtrak renovations will cause lines between New Brunswick and Metuchen to be taken out of service.
NJ TRANSIT announced Thursday that new rail timetables will take effect Sunday, June 2, reflecting adjustments made to accommodate Amtrak’s long-term tie replacement project on the Northeast Corridor. The project will require Amtrak to take one of four tracks out of service on a portion of the line, affecting both weekday and weekend train schedules. Next month, Amtrak, which owns and maintains the Northeast Corridor, will continue a railroad tie replacement project that began earlier this year, advancing the work to areas where station stops are located. Their crews will begin working on Track 4, the local outbound (to Trenton) track, which will be taken out of service for several months between New Brunswick and Metuchen. “While we …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Additional officers, both in uniform and dressed in plain clothes, will patrol the transit system, according to spokesperson.
NJ Transit is in a "heightened state of alert" in response to several explosions reported at the Boston Marathon this afternoon, according to NJ Transit spokesman John Durso, Jr. “While there has been no specific threat made to our transit system at this time, NJ Transit police have deployed both uniformed and plain clothed officers to further patrol our system and keep our customers safe," Durso said in a press release. At least two people were killed and numerous people were injured in Boston this afternoon when there were two explosions within a mile of the Boston Marathon's finish line, according to Back Bay Patch. Another explosion was reported at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, however reports now indicate that that may …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Nearly four out of five post-Sandy survey respondents now say they would recommend transportation agency to friend, relative.
A new customer satisfaction survey of New Jersey Transit customer’s post-Superstorm Sandy has overwhelmingly endorsed the job the agency has been doing, according to an announcement by the Christie administration and the agency Tuesday. In the online survey conducted Feb. 4 through February 25, or during the third quarter of the agency’s fiscal year, nearly four in five customers, or nearly 14,000 participants on the agency's website (njtransit.com) said they would recommend NJ Transit to a friend or relative. The results mark a new high for the statewide public transit agency. The survey asked bus, rail, light rail and Access Link customers to rate the agency on a scale of 0 to 10 and asked riders to also consider 41 attributes of the …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
NJ Transit says there are a variety of public transportation options for those attending Wrestlemania events this week.
Professional wrestling fans attending WrestleMania Week activities from April 4 through 8—including WrestleMania Axxess, WrestleMania 29 and Monday Night Raw—have a travel option from New York City and points throughout New Jersey via train service to Secaucus Junction, with connecting buses to the IZOD Center and connecting trains to MetLife Stadium. For added convenience, spectators traveling from New York City to WrestleMania events can easily purchase round-trip transportation tickets online at njtransit.com. For WrestleMania Axxess and Monday Night Raw, NJ TRANSIT will operate train service to Secaucus Junction with connecting shuttle bus service to the IZOD Center. For the main event, WrestleMania 29, NJ TRANSIT will operate train …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Full systemwide cross-honoring continues through Friday, March 8 to give customers additional travel options
With winter weather still moving through the region, NJ Transit has extended full systemwide cross-honoring through the end of the service day Friday, March 8, enabling NJ Transit customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode—rail, bus or light rail, as well as private carrier buses. NJ Transit continues to monitor the storm and take steps to minimize delays and ensure service reliability and safety. All customers are strongly advised to check njtransit.com before traveling for up-to-the-minute service information before starting their trip. High winds reported throughout the region overnight caused no damage to the NJ Transit system, and all trains, buses and light rail lines are operating on or close to schedule …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Cross-honoring lasts from Wednesday, 2 p.m. until the end of the day Thursday.
New Jersey Transit will offer systemwide cross-honoring from Wednesday, March 6 at 2 p.m. until the end of the day Thursday, March 7 due to the coming storm, NJ Transit announced Tuesday afternoon. Customers will be able to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode—rail, bus or light rail. For example, customers who normally take the bus from Rutherford to the Port Authority Bus Terminal may use their bus pass on the train from Rutherford to New York Penn Station, and customers who normally take the bus between Atlantic City and Lindenwold may use the train instead, NJ Transit officials said. Rail and light rail crews and equipment are on standby to quickly respond to downed trees, power outages or other issues that may arise, …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The storm is sweeping through New Jersey beginning Friday evening.
Below are the last trains for the rail lines being suspended. Trains will make local stops: Due to rapidly deteriorating weather conditions and in the interest of customer and employee safety, NJ TRANSIT will suspending some bus and rail service later this evening. Customers are advised to check njtransit.com for the latest service information. Bus Service: NJ TRANSIT bus service in northern and central New Jersey (all routes north of I-195) will be suspended as of 8 p.m. This includes all routes that serve Port Authority Bus Terminal and George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal, all routes that operate via U.S. Route 9, and all northern local bus routes. This service suspension will remain in effect until further notice, and will be …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Cross-honoring in effect for Feb. 8 and 9, which enables customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode—rail, bus or light rail.
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Thursday, February 7
With a blast of winter weather expected to hit New Jersey Friday, NJ TRANSIT today announced that system wide cross-honoring will be in effect for the entire service day Friday, Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 9. Cross-honoring enables customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode, including rail, bus or light rail. Customers who normally take the bus from Rutherford to the Port Authority Bus Terminal may use their bus pass or ticket on the train from Rutherford to New York Penn Station, for example. The latest estimate for Central New Jersey from the National Weather Service (NWS) calls for snowfall in the five to ten inch range. Additionally, NJ TRANSIT is encouraging customers to consider traveling early on Friday due to …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Two to 4 inches of snow are expected to fall this weekend.
With several inches of snow expected to hit the area, NJ TRANSIT is mobilizing its operations, customer service and police personnel across the state to keep the system running smoothly and minimize delays. To give customers additional travel options during the expected inclement weather conditions, NJ TRANSIT will offer full system wide cross-honoring for the entire service day on Saturday, Dec. 29, enabling NJ TRANSIT customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode—rail, bus or light rail. For example, customers who normally take the bus from Rutherford to the Port Authority Bus Terminal may use their bus pass on the train from Rutherford to New York Penn Station. Similarly, customers who normally take the bus between…
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Wind, rain and possible flooding are expected to make today's commute difficult.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
With more winter weather expected to move through the region starting Wednesday afternoon and continuing into Thursday, NJ TRANSIT is mobilizing its operations, customer service and police personnel across the state to keep the system running smoothly and minimize delays. In anticipation of the storm, NJ TRANSIT will offer full system-wide cross-honoring starting at 1 p.m. today, and continuing until the end of the service day Thursday. That means NJ TRANSIT customers can use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode—rail, bus or light rail. Customers who normally take the bus from Rutherford to the Port Authority Bus Terminal may use their bus pass on the train from Rutherford to New York Penn Station. Customers who normally take…