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Power Outage Cancels NJ Transit’s Plan To Resume Service On 3 Lines

A power outage has canceled part of NJ Transit’s plan to resume service on 3 of its lines on Friday morning.

Debris on the NJ Transit's North Jersey Coast Line tracks
Debris on the NJ Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line tracks (NJ Transit)

NJ Transit spokesman John Durso Jr. says a backup generator failed overnight at the center in Kearny and couldn’t be restarted. Switching equipment was affected.
As a result, service that had been set to restart Friday is suspended on the North Jersey Coast, Raritan and Main lines. Buses will cross-honor rail passes.

Northeast Corridor service between New York and Trenton is not effected and will operate from Trenton to New York on a special schedule .

The original plan for service restoration included service along three lines: Northeast Corridor service between Trenton Transit Center and Newark Penn Station, North Jersey Coast Line service between Woodbridge and Newark Penn Station, and Raritan Valley Line service between Raritan and Newark Penn Station. A special schedule will be posted on njtransit.com

“As the backbone of the NJ Transit rail system, the restoration of Northeast Corridor service is a significant step in providing a level of service to NJ Transit ’s customers,” said Transportation Commissioner and NJ Transit Board Chairman James Simpson. “Our work is far from done, as we still face a number of operational challenges, but we will continue working tirelessly to further restore service where we can safely do so.”

Service to Penn Station New York will resume following Amtrak’s restoration of the Hudson River Tunnels and it’s signal system is complete.

NJ Transit says the Morgan Drawbridge in South Amboy sustained damage from boats and a trailer that collided into the bridge. There are wires and trees down, as well as rail washouts (no ballast under the tracks), between South Amboy and Bay Head.

The Morris & Essex, Montclair-Boonton, Main/Bergen and Atlantic City Rail lines remain suspended. An assessment of rail infrastructure has revealed significant damage across the system, i

NJ Transit has extending the validity period for October monthly passes until Wednesday, November 7.

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