NEW JERSEY - Officials announced that NJ Transit's River Line service is temporarily suspended due to emergency mechanical inspections and repairs to the fleet of light rail vehicles.
According to officials, during regularly scheduled inspections, some wheels on a light rail vehicle failed to meet the required safety standards.
Officials say preliminary inspection indicates there was a defect in a single batch of wheels delivered by the original manufacturer. Out of an abundance of caution, a comprehensive inspection is being conducted on every wheel of each vehicle.
Special express shuttle bus service will operate between the four highest ridership stations along the River LINE (Trenton Transit Center, Florence, Beverly/Edgewater Park and Walter Rand Transportation Center). These four stations serve more than half of the daily River LINE customers. Most intermediate stations will be served by existing local bus service. Customers at Burlington South, Delanco, Cooper St. and Entertainment Center are advised to use other stations as no local bus routes service those stations.
FREQUENCY OF SPECIAL EXPRESS SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE (WEEKDAYS):
Express bus service between Trenton, Florence, Beverly/Edgewater Park, & WRTC will operate in both directions with the frequency shown below (approximate):
- Every 15 minutes between 5:45am - 8:30am
- Every 30 minutes between 8:30am - 4:00pm
- Every 15 minutes between 4:00pm - 7:00pm
- Every 30 minutes between 7:00pm - 9:30 pm
SERVICE ALTERNATIVES FOR RIVER LINE STATIONS (express shuttle stations in BOLD):
Station: Alternative Bus Service:
Trenton Transit Center Express shuttle service at "East" bus stop on S.Clinton Avenue at Raoul Wallenberg Avenue
Hamilton Avenue Bus No. 409 on South Broad Street at Hamilton Avenue bus stops
Cass Street Bus No. 409 on South Broad Street at Hudson Street bus stops
Bordentown Bus No. 409 on Farnsworth Avenue at Park Street
Roebling Bus No. 409 on Hornberger Avenue at Norman Avenue (to Trenton) and at Albany Avenue (To Camden)
Florence Express shuttle service inside Florence Station parking lot
Burlington Towne Center Bus Nos. 409 & 413 on Broad Street/High Street
Burlington South Service suspended; no alternative bus service
Beverly/Edgewater Park Express shuttle service inside Beverly/Edgewater Park parking lot
Delanco Service suspended; no alternative bus service
Riverside Bus No. 419 on Franklin Street at Kossuth Street, adjacent to station
Cinnaminson Bus No. 419 on River Road at Union Landing Road bus stops
Riverton Bus No. 419 on Broad Street at Lippencott Avenue bus stops
Palmyra Bus No. 419 on Broad Street at Cinnaminson Avenue
Route 73/Pennsauken Bus No. 419 on River Road at station entrance and across the street from entrance
Pennsauken Transit Center Bus Nos. 404, 417, 419 at bus stop inside station
36th Street Station Bus No. 452 (service to/from WRTC) at bus stop inside station
Walter Rand Trans. Center Express shuttle service on Broadway, adjacent to River Line station
Cooper Street Service suspended; no alternative bus service
Aquarium Bus Nos. 452, 453 (to/from WRTC) on Federal Street at Delaware Avenue
Entertainment Center Service suspended; no alternative bus service