NJ transit optimistically plans regular bus, train service during NJ storm
UPDATE: Friday night, NJ Transit announced all service was being suspended Saturday.
As of Friday afternoon, NJ Transit was tentatively planning a regular weekend schedule for trains and buses, despite the intense storm expected to bury much of New Jersey under snow this weekend.
But NJ Transit was putting into place systemwide cross-honoring all weekend, beginning at midnight Saturday.
"For example, customers who normally take the bus from Rutherford to the Port Authority Bus Terminal may use their bus pass or ticket on the train from Rutherford to New York Penn Station," the transportation system said in an announcement Friday. "Similarly, customers who normally take the bus between Atlantic City and Lindenwold may use the Atlantic City Rail Line instead at no additional charge. Customers using their tickets or passes to travel to a destination other than the destination printed on their original ticket will be subject to the appropriate additional fare if applicable."
Access Link Service will be suspended Saturday and will have a delayed start time of noon on Sunday.
NJ Transit said it was taking steps to minimize delays and ensure reliable service. Updates on any possible delays or cancelations would be offered through NJTransit.com.
Rail and light rail crews and equipment were on standby to respond to downed trees, power outages or other issues that may arise, NJ Transit said. IT was also planning to positioning locomotives at strategic locations across the rail system to rapidly respond in the event of a disabled train.