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NJ Transit To Restore Most Rail Service Tuesday

NJ TRANSIT train (file/credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

NJ TRANSIT train (file/credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

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NEWARK, NJ (CBSNewYork) – It’s music to the ears of commuters across New Jersey: Most rail service will be restored Tuesday, days after Hurricane Irene barreled through the Tri State, according to a press release from NJ Transit.

Bus and light rail service will operate on a regular weekday schedule.  As NJ Transit works toward restoring the system to normal operation, customers are advised of possible delays and cancellations due to remaining storm damage.

NJ Transit is advising customers of the following:

Rail Service:

Northeast Corridor:  Trains are expected to operate between New Brunswick Station and New York only, due to ongoing flooding at Trenton Transit Center. Service will remain suspended between Trenton and New Brunswick until further notice.

Northeast Corridor trains will operate every 20 minutes from New Brunswick to New York. Northeast Corridor trains will operate hourly out of New York Penn Station to New Brunswick.

North Jersey Coast Line:  Trains are expected to operate, subject to delays in both directions due to storm damage.  In addition, 3500-series trains to/from South Amboy may be cancelled.

Raritan Valley Line:  Trains are expected to operate, subject to delays in both directions due to storm damage.

Morris & Essex Lines: Trains are expected to operate on a regular weekday schedule Tuesday.

Main/Bergen County Line: Trains are expected to operate on a regular weekday schedule tomorrow. Customers who normally transfer at Secaucus for service to New York are advised to stay on the train to Hoboken to connect with PATH at no additional charge.    

Port Jervis Line:  Rail service will remain suspended due to flooding and storm damage between Suffern and Harriman.

Montclair-Boonton Line:  Trains are expected to operate on a regular weekday schedule tomorrow between Hoboken/New York and Little Falls Station.  Service will be suspended between Little Falls and Mountain Lakes due to storm damage.

Pascack Valley Lines:  Trains are expected to operate on a regular weekday schedule tomorrow.  Customers who normally
transfer at Secaucus for service to New York are advised to stay on the train to Hoboken to connect with PATH at no additional charge.        

Atlantic City Rail Line:  Trains will operate on a regular weekday schedule tomorrow.

Bus Service:

Bus service will operate on a regular weekday schedule tomorrow. Some routes may be subject to delays, detours or cancellations due to local flooding.

Bus service to/from Willowbrook Mall and Mothers Park/Ride both in Wayne may be suspended due to flooding.

Bus routes 194 and 196 remain suspended due to flooding along the Route 23 corridor.

Light Rail Service:

Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and Newark Light Rail will operate on a regular weekday schedule.

River Line will operate on a weekend schedule tomorrow until Wednesday.

Access Link: Access Link Paratransit Service will operate trips as scheduled Tuesday.

 Systemwide Cross-Honoring in Effect:

To give customers additional travel options, NJ TRANSIT will offer system wide cross-honoring, enabling customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode – rail, bus or light rail, PATH and private carrier buses.