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NJ Transit Adds Additional Rail Service

NJ Transit will add more rail service beginning Wednesday.

Damage from Sandy in Bay Head
Damage from Sandy in Bay Head (NJ Transit)

Riders will once again be able to ride the Newark Light Rail between Grove Street and Newark Penn Station and the Princeton Line (The “Dinky” that takes travelers from Princeton Junction to the Princeton station on the Northeast Corridor line.

“These announcements mark yet another milestone in NJ Transit’s ongoing recovery efforts. While certainly welcome news, the road to recovery remains long and arduous,” said Transportation Commissioner and NJ Transit Board Chairman James Simpson.

Work continues to repair “significant damage” to the North Jersey Coast Line between South Amboy and Bay Head; no target date was offered for the re-opening of the full line. Service.

Service on the Bergen Line, Pascack Valley Line, Montclair-Boonton Line and the Morris & Essex Lines: Service remains suspended. An assessment of rail infrastructure has revealed significant damage across the system, including major damage due to downed trees between Summit and Millburn, as well as in Denville and Morristown.

There is also overhead wire damage, including signal wires, with support poles down in Lyons and Bernardsville.

In addition, rail washouts (no ballast under the tracks) occurred at Kearny Junction, where Midtown Direct service connects to the Northeast Corridor. Rail washouts also occurred at several tracks in Hoboken Terminal and at Netcong Station.

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