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New Jersey Transit, Area Rail Systems Getting Back On Track Slowly After Irene

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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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TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The commuting woes that made life very difficult for people struggling to get to work have improved for many in our area following Tropical Storm Irene, but significant challenges remain for many.

New Jersey Transit

Northeast Corridor service from Trenton to New York City was running with delays of up to 45 minutes stemming from signal problems caused by flooding in Trenton that halted service at New Brunswick.

North Jersey Coast Line trains continue to be delayed up to 15 minutes. Trains to and from South Amboy may be cancelled.

There’s no rail service at Bound Brook because of flooding on the Raritan Valley Line. Also along the Raritan Valley Line, inbound trains are skipping Bridgewater Station due to flooding. Inbound customers at Somerville and Bridgewater are advised to board the on the outbound track for Newark.

Service is suspended between Port Jervis and Suffern. Bus service is being provided from Harriman to Ramsey Rt. 17. Bus service between Harriman and Middletwon is for trains 49 and 66 only.

Service on the Montclair-Boonton Line is suspended between Little Falls and Mountain Lakes.

Passengers should check schedules.

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Long Island Rail Road

Full service has been restored on Long Beach & Port Jefferson Branches.

Service is suspended between Speonk and Montauk.

Service is suspended between Ronkonkoma and Greenport.

Communication systems at Deer Park and Bethpage Stations are still in need of repair.

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Metro-North

Busing is in effect between Wassaic and Southeast Stations.

Danbury Branch Line service is suspended.

Service resumed with 40 minute delays along the Waterbury Branch.

Pascack Valley Line trains are operating normally. Passengers should transfer at Secaucus for Penn Station.

Port Jervis Line Service remains suspended indefinitely.

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