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NJ TRANSIT To Suspend Some Rail, Bus Service, Due to Storm

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:

  • M&E Eastbound: 6672 (7:54 PM from Dover to NY); 882 (7:08 PM from Hackettstown to Hoboken)
  • M&E Westbound: 665 (7:44 PM from Hoboken to Dover); 6667 (8:03 PM from NY to Dover)
  • Montclair-Boonton Eastbound: 6264 (7:07 PM from Montclair State University to NY)
  • Montclair-Boonton Westbound: 1085 (7:22 PM from Hoboken to Hackettstown); 6293 (8:37 PM from NY to Montclair State University)
  • Gladstone Eastbound: 436 (8:50 PM from Gladstone to Hoboken)
  • Gladstone Westbound: 443 (7:32 PM from Hoboken to Gladstone)                                                                                 

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 lifted when buses can again safely operate throughout the impacted area.

Bus service will continue to operate in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester,Mercer and Salem counties unless weather conditions change.

Rail Service:  NJ TRANSIT’s Morris & Essex Lines (including Gladstone Branch service), Montclair-Boonton Lines and all Midtown Direct services will be suspended as of 8 p.m.
Due to high wind gusts, heavy snow accumulation and the possibility of falling trees, NJ TRANSIT is suspending rail service on these lines that were heavily hit by Hurricane Sandy, which took away system redundancies.  This step also is being taken to avoid potentially stranding customers in the territory that is being hardest hit by the storm.

This suspension will continue through tomorrow, Sat., February 9.  It should be noted that it takes at least 12 hours to restore rail service once it has been suspended.

However, rail crews will be on standby at key locations to expedite the start of service after crews have completed inspections, any necessary repairs are complete, and conditions have been deemed safe for customers and employees.

In addition, customers are advised that prior to 8 pm, some trains may be cancelled and/or combined due to deteriorating weather conditions.

Customers are encouraged to log onto njtransit.com – or follow NJ TRANSIT’s twitter feed at @nj_transit for further service updates.

Full System-wide cross-honoring in effect:  NJ TRANSIT will offer full systemwide cross-honoring for the entire service day Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9, enabling customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode— NJ TRANSIT rail, light rail and bus passes/tickets will be cross honored on private carrier buses at no additional cost. 

View rail schedules here.

Northeast Corridor

  • The following trains WILL operate: Train 8849 (the 2:02 p.m. NY departure), Train 8851(the 2:24 p.m. NY departure) and Train 8855 (the 3:27 p.m. NY departure). These trains are shaded in red on the weekday FROM (outbound) panel of the October 14 public timetable. (NOTE:  Getaway Trains 8845 and 8847 WILL NOT operate on Friday.)    
  • The followingregular trains WILL NOT operate: Train 3867 (the 5:21 p.m. NY departure), Train 3955 (the 5:45 p.m. NY departure), and Train 3961 (the 6:39 p.m. NY departure). These trains are shaded gray on the weekday FROM (outbound) panel of the October 14 public timetable, and are normally cancelled on getaway days.

North Jersey Coast Line

  • Train 3267 (the 5:25 p.m. NY departure) WILL NOT operate. 
  • Customers continuing beyond Long Branch should use Train 3263 (the 5:06 p.m. NY departure) or Train 3269 (the 5:36 p.m. NY Departure) from New York/Newark (NOTE: Bay Head shuttle train 4367 will operate, as will Train 2311 (the 5:44 p.m. Hoboken departure) to Bay Head.
  • Train 3269 will add a South Amboy stop at 6:20 p.m.

Raritan Valley Line

  • Train 5743 (the 5:52/6:23 p.m. NY/Newark departures) and Train 5445 (the 6:03/6:33 p.m. NY/Newark departure) WILL NOT operate. These trains are shaded gray on the weekday FROM (outbound) panel of the October 14 public timetable, and are normally cancelled on getaway days.

Port Jervis Line

  • Train 59 (the 6:11 p.m. HOB departure/6:21 p.m. SEC departure - NY connection at 6:03 p.m.)  WILL NOT operate.

Main/Bergen County/Port Jervis Lines

  • Train 1120 (the 4:59 p.m. Suffern departure) is cancelled.for Friday, February 8.
  • Train 1173 (the 6:31p.m. HOB departure) is cancelled Friday, February 8..
  • Train 69 ( the 12:40 a.m. HOB departure) will be cancelled at Suffern. 
  • Train 67 (the 9:58 p.m. HOB departure) will be the last train to operate to Port Jervis. 

Please be advised of the Access Link service for Friday, Saturday & Sunday:
Friday, February 8

  • Regions 2 & 3 - Full service unless conditions warrant change.
  • Regions 4, 5 & 6 – NO SERVICE AFTER 8 p.m. return trips between 5 & 7:59 p.m. 

Saturday, February 9 

  • Regions 2 & 3 -  Full service unless conditions warrant change.
  • Regions 4, 5 & 6 – NO SERVICE ALL DAY

Sunday, February 10 - RESUME ALL SERVICE

Region 2 – Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem Counties.

Region 3 – Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, and So. Ocean Counties.

Region 4 – Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, and No. Ocean Counties.
Region 5 – Essex, Union, Somerset andMorris Counties.

Region 6 – Bergen, Hudson, Passaic and parts of Essex Counties.

Mountain CreekService cancelled on Saturday, February 9, 2013:

  • The No. 304 service between NY-PABT, Wayne Transit Center & Mountain Creek Ski Resort will be cancelled for Saturday, February 9, 2013 due to inclement weather conditions.

For further information, please call NJ TRANSIT Customer Serviceat (973)275-5555.


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