NEWARK, NJ Due to the severe winter weather impacting the region, NJ TRANSIT has announced the temporary full shutdown of the system beginning at 2 a.m. Saturday morning as follows:
Bus, Rail and Light Rail: Bus and rail service will implement a full, temporary shutdown of all service at 2 a.m. Saturday with service resuming as weather conditions permit. Service suspended all day Saturday, resuming Sunday at 12 p.m.
NJ TRANSIT will work hard to restore service as quickly as possible. Bus, light rail and Access Link service will resume when weather conditions permit. Rail service will also resume when conditions permit and when mandatory federal inspections can be completed.
“The safety of our customers, employees and citizens remains our top priority at NJ TRANSIT”, said NJ TRANSIT interim Executive Director Dennis J. Martin. “By suspending service, this will allow us to take the necessary actions to protect the system then quickly and safely resume services when conditions warrant.”
Patrol trains will operate during the service suspension on the rail and light rail systems to keep tracks, switches and overhead catenary wires clear of building snow and ice conditions.
NJ TRANSIT cross-honoring of tickets and passes on bus, rail, light rail and private bus carrier services remains in effect through Sunday, January 24. Based on the duration and severity of the storm, this timeframe could be extended if necessary.
Updates will be provided to customers and the public as new information becomes available. Customers utilizing NJ TRANSIT services are reminded to check njtransit.com, or call 973-275-5555 for service updates.