NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — NJ TRANSIT said it has restored rail service into New York City to pre-Superstorm Sandy levels. In addition, all scheduled MTA Metro-North Railroad trains will run west of the Hudson as of Monday.
Executive director James Weinstein said full restoration marks another milestone because most customers commute to and from Manhattan.
“I cannot emphasize enough the tireless efforts made by our rail employees to restore service for our customers,” Weinstein said.
Service levels on the North Jersey Coast Line will reach 96 percent when nine trains are added to the line starting Monday. Two of the trains will be electric and operate between Long Branch and New York’s Penn Station.