Nearly All NJ TRANSIT Service Still Suspended; Agency Releases Sandy Damage Photos
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - For those of you hoping to get around or out of New Jersey via public transportation, you’ll have to keep waiting. Superstorm Sandy has taken out nearly all of NJ TRANSIT.
Meanwhile, the transit agency wants you to see what has happened to some of its facilities.
There is no rail service and there is no estimate for when it will resume.
Crews continue to inspect the rail infrastructure to get a full assessment of damage:
- NJ TRANSIT’s Rail Operations Center—the central nervous system of the railroad—was engulfed in water, which damaged backup power supply systems, the emergency generator, and the computer system that controls the movement of trains and power supply.
- Local power outages have prevented NJ TRANSIT rail operations from being able to further test crossing gates and operating signals.
- Hundreds of downed trees have fallen across the rail system, which have caused damage to overhead wires and signal wires.
- There are rail washouts across the system, including on the North Jersey Coast Line, Atlantic City Rail Line as well as at Kearny Junction, the critical link which enables Midtown Direct service to access the Northeast Corridor.
- Several rail stations have sustained flood damage, including Hoboken Terminal.
- Morgan Drawbridge on the North Jersey Coast Line in South Amboy sustained damage from boats and a trailer that collided into the bridge.
Newark Light Rail and Hudson-Bergen Light Rail are suspended until further notice.
River Line resumed service starting at 3 p.m. Wednesday, operating every 30 minutes between Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden and Trenton Transit Center. Service remains suspended between Walter Rand Transportation Center and the Entertainment Center due to an ongoing power outage in downtown Camden. Click here to view special schedule.
Access Link service is suspended until further notice.
Bus service is suspended, except for some service in Camden County. There is full service on routes 400, 401, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 408, 410,412, 413, 414, 418, 419 (with detour at Rancocas Creek), 450, 451, 452, 453, 455 (with detour between National Park and Paulsboro), 457, 459 and 463 and partial service on routes 402 and 409.
There is no estimate for resumption of additional bus service.
For more information, visit NJT’s severe weather information page.