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Limited NJ TRANSIT Rail Service Resumes Friday; Trains Will Also Run To New York Penn Station

Storm damage being assessed at Newark Penn Station. (credit: NJ TRANSIT via Facebook)

Storm damage being assessed at Newark Penn Station. (credit: NJ TRANSIT via Facebook)

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NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Three days after Superstorm Sandy, some NJ TRANSIT rail service will be back on track to end the work week, with the situation improving by the hour.

Late Thursday night, NJ TRANSIT spokesman John Durso told 1010 WINS that “New Jersey Transit rail service will again be rolling into New York’s Penn Station.”

Durso said the trains will operate on a limited schedule, which will be posted on the transit agency’s website.

LINK: Latest  NJ TRANSIT Schedule Information | Updates From Twitter

Earlier the agency had announced restoration of service along the Northeast Corridor between Trenton Transit Center and Newark Penn Station, North Jersey Coast Line between Woodbridge and Newark Penn Station, and Raritan Valley Line between Raritan and Newark Penn Station.

 

NJ TRANSIT has also extended the validity period for October monthly passes until Wednesday, Nov. 7 for customer convenience amid the storm damage.

For those commuters looking for additional information regarding rail service, take a look at the following:

  • Northeast Corridor:  On Friday, Nov. 2, service will resume between Trenton Transit Center and Newark Penn Station, operating on a special schedule.
  • North Jersey Coast Line:  On Friday, Nov. 2, service will resume between Woodbridge and Newark Penn Station, operating on a special schedule.  Rail service between Bay Head and Woodbridge remains suspended. An assessment of rail infrastructure has revealed significant damage across the system.
  • Raritan Valley Line:  On Friday, Nov. 2, service will resume between Raritan and Newark Penn Station only, operating on a special schedule.  Rail service between High Bridge and Raritan remains suspended.
  • Morris & Essex, Montclair-Boonton, Main/Bergen and Atlantic City Rail lines:  Service remains suspended.  An assessment of rail infrastructure has revealed significant damage across the system

Here is an overview of the light rail situation:

  • Morris & Essex, Montclair-Boonton, Main/Bergen and Atlantic City Rail lines:  Service remains suspended.  An assessment of rail infrastructure has revealed significant damage across the system.
  • Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and Newark Light Rail service will remain suspended until further notice.  There is currently no estimated time for resumption of service.