Service was suspended Wednesday afternoon in both directions after a flatbed truck flipped over onto the tracks and hit the transformer at a crossing on Route 27 in Iselin.
The head of NJ TRANSIT said Wednesday that a looming budget gap could force fare increases but that she will strive to make those less burdensome than the hikes instituted in 2010 that prompted heavy criticism from commuters.
Service was suspended earlier Wednesday morning after an electrical wire caught fire between River Edge and Oradell.
At least five cars were burned, but luckily no one was hurt. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for New York City, Long Island and parts of New Jersey until 7 p.m. Thursday.
A winter storm warning was expected to remain in effect for most of the state until 7 p.m. The National Weather Service said 4 to 8 inches were possible.
Trains are beginning to run closer to schedule again after weather-related problems caused delays for commuters Thursday morning.
March is still coming in like a lion as more snow moves in Wednesday night after a wintry mix of snow and rain left roads and sidewalks a slushy mess.
Motorists needed extra time Monday morning to thaw out their vehicles after a winter storm left a mix of snow and ice across the Tri-State area.
Some riders said they’re already seeing a deterioration in service and questioned why they should be asked to pay more.
NJ TRANSIT said Tuesday that fare hikes or service “adjustments” were a possibility as the transportation agency deals with a major budget gap.
Severe and bitter cold took a toll on transit systems around the Tri-State Area Friday, with track trouble leading to extended delays for thousands of commuters at Penn Station.
Long Island Rail Road and NJ TRANSIT commuters faced significant delays Friday morning due to power problems and icing in the tunnels.
Southern New Jersey was largely spared by snow in winter storms earlier this season, but it was being hit the hardest on Tuesday.
Commuters faced some hazardous travel conditions during the morning rush hour on Tuesday.