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NJ TRANSIT Resumes Northern, Central, Southern Bus Service

NJ TRANSIT Bus (file/credit: Evan Bindelglass/CBSNewYork)

NJ TRANSIT Bus (file/credit: Evan Bindelglass/CBSNewYork)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - There is some good news for New Jerseyans who have been suffering since superstorm Sandy hit the state. NJ TRANSIT has resumed service on many bus routes.

Many of the routes are not running on normal schedules, but some are.

Here is the rundown.

Northern and Central
The following routes will all operate over the entire route, with no detours and no truncations:

Nos. 1, 5, 6, 11, 21, 26, 27, 28, 29, 37, 39, 41, 48, 52, 62, 63, 64, 70, 71, 78, 80, 81, 82, 84, 86, 94, 99, 107, 108, 111, 113, 122, 124, 125, 127, 129, 136, 144, 145, 151, 154, 155, 156, 157, 159, 160, 161, 162, 164, 175, 181, 182, 186, 190, 193, 198, 250, 258, 320, 321, 324, 704, 712, 871, 872, 873, 875 and 880.

The following bus routes will resume service with detours or truncations due to ongoing impacts from Hurricane Sandy:
· No. 13 – Minor detour on 13N and 13C at Kingsland Rd at Washington St
· No. 25 – Maplewood to Newark Penn Station
· No. 30 – Minor detour in N. Arlington; Ridge Roadd, Sealy Street and Passaic Street
· No. 34 – Service to Penn Station only
· No. 40 – Minor detour in North Arlington on Ridge Road, Sealy Street, and Passaic Street
· No. 56 – Minor detour on Wood Avenue in Linden
· No. 58 – Minor detour on Michigan Avenue in Cranford
· No. 59 – Minor detour on Jersey Avenue in Elizabeth
· No. 65 – Minor detour on Mountain Avenue in Scotch Plains
· No. 66 – Minor detour on Mountain Avenue in Scotch Plains
· No. 67 – There will be no 67 Express trips. All local trips will start at Lakewood instead of Toms River. There will no service from Toms River to Lakewood.
· No. 68 – No service on Route 516. All service will start at Routes 18 and 9.
· No. 72 – Detour in Clifton
· No. 73 – Minor detour in Florham Park due to closure of Peach Tree Rd
· No. 74 – Detour in Passaic
· No. 76 – Minor detour in Belleville along Belleville Turnpike and Kearney Ave
· No. 83 – Major detour at Westside Industrial
· No. 85 – Access to Hoboken uncertain and service may end at Congress, Jersey City
· No. 87 – Short trips from Gates Avenue to Journal Square – no service to Hoboken
· No. 89 – Access to Hoboken questionable. Service can end at 19th St
· No. 90 – Minor detour on Washington Street in Bloomfield
· No. 112 – Minor detour on Jersey Ave in Elizabeth
· No. 115 – Regular service only, Elizabeth Ave service not operational
· No. 117 – Service will run parallel to Route 22 to compensate for Bus No. 114 ridership
· No. 121 – Trips terminate at 69th Street
· No. 123 – Major detour at Palisades Ave. Trip may end at Congress Street, Jersey City
· No. 126 – Willow/Clinton Service & Hamilton Park Eliminated – Hoboken access uncertain.
· No. 128 – Trips operating outside Park
· No. 130 – No service to Covered Bridge, morning peak service will start from Union Hill.
· No. 132 – No service to Jackson
· No. 133 – Service will start at Route 516 and Route 9. No service on Ticetown Road and Crotell Road.
· No. 135 – Regular service from Main and Route 34. Detour on Route 34 to Lloyd Road.
· No. 137 – Express trips will run as scheduled. 137 Local trips will start at Lakewood.
· No. 138 – Trips will start at Route 18 and Route 9. There will be no service to Spotswood.
· No. 139 – Regular service from Lakewood to New York on Route 9. There will be no service to Englishtown, Covered Bridge or Stone Harbor.
· No. 148 – Detour in Hawthorne
· No. 153 – No service to Linwood Park Loop – Service starts outside the park
· No. 158 – Major detour of north of Route 5 – Service traveling along Palisade Avenue
· No. 163 – Major detour in Upper Ridgewood
· No. 165 – Service starts at New Bridge Rail Station
· No. 166 – No service to Merrit Gardens- Service starts at Madison & Washington avenues
· No. 167 – No service north of Chestnut Bend or Harrington Park Service
· No. 168 – No service north of Bergen Mall. No Paramus Park Service
· No. 171 – Minor detour in Paterson
· No. 177 – No service north of Chestnut Bend, no service to Harrington Park
· No. 178 – Detour on Forest Avenue
· No. 188 – Major detour of north of Route 5
· No. 191 – No access to Allwood Park & Ride
· No. 192 – No access to Allwood Park & Ride
· No. 194 – No service to Stockholm – Service begins at New Foundland
· No. 195 – No access to Allwood Park & Ride
· No. 196 – No service north of New Milford, No Skyline Drive
· No. 197 – No service north of New Milford, No Skyline Drive
· No. 199 – No access to Allwood Park & Ride
· No. 319 – Terminates at Toms River
· No. 703 – Haledon service discontinued. Service starts at Broadway Terminal
· No. 770 – Minor detour in Paterson
· No. 874 – Minor detour; E. Halsey Rd to Parsippany Rd

Southern New Jersey
The following bus routes will resume full service with no detours or truncations: Nos. 313, 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 408, 410, 412, 413, 414, 417, 418, 450, 451, 452, 453, 459, 455, 460 and 463.

The following bus routes will resume service with detours or truncations due to ongoing impacts from Hurricane Sandy:
· No. 315 – No service to Stone Harbor, Avalon and Sea Isle City due to the closure of Stone Harbor Bridge.
· No. 317 – No service beyond Fort Dix
· No. 319 – No service to Atlantic City
· No. 409 – No service from Burlington to Trenton
· No. 419 – No service on York Drive and Woodland Road in Beverly
· No. 455 – Minor detour on Kingstown Drive
· No. 457 – Minor detour on Church Road between Fellowship Road and Route 38 in Cherry Hill
· No. 502 – No service to/from Atlantic City
· No. 507 – No service to/from Atlantic City and Ocean City
· No. 508 – No service to/from Atlantic City
· No. 509 – Service between Pleasantville to Somers Point only
· No. 551 – No service from Avandale to Atlantic City
· No. 552 – No service to/from Atlantic City
· No. 553 – No service to/from Atlantic City
· No. 554 – No service to/from Atlantic City
· No. 559 – No service to/from Atlantic City

NJT says bus service on routes not listed remains suspended until further notice. Power outages in local communities have resulted in the loss of traffic control devices critical to safe operation in some areas. Downed tree limbs and power lines continue to make many roads impassable. Personnel are in the field reviewing and assessing these conditions in order to ensure that service is restored as soon as it becomes safe to do so.

Access Link resumed today in the following regions:
· Region 2, which includes Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties.
· Region 3, which includes Atlantic, Cape May and Southern Ocean County.
Trains

There is no standard NJ TRANIT rail service. On Wednesday, NJT put out photos showing some of the damage to the rail system.

The only rail service is the River Line. Service resumed 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.

The agency said their central system was engulfed in water causing damage to backup power supply systems, including the emergency generator and computer system that controls the trains.

Power outages are also making it difficult to check crossing gates and signals.

Hundreds of trees fell on the tracks causing damage to overhead and signal wires.

There are also rail washouts throughout the systems.

Also, the Morgan Drawbridge on the North Jersey Coast Line in South Amboy was damage by boats and a trailer.