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NJ TRANSIT Announces Systemwide Cross-Honoring in Advance of Winter Storm

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NJ TRANSIT Announces Systemwide Cross-Honoring in Advance of Winter Storm – Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9, 2013

In preparation for the impending winter storm, NJ TRANSIT operations, customer service and police personnel are taking steps to minimize delays and ensure service reliability and safety.  Customers are strongly advised to check njtransit.com before traveling for up-to-the-minute service information.

Full System-wide cross-honoring in effect:  NJ TRANSIT will offer full systemwide cross-honoring for the entire service day Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9, enabling customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode—rail, light rail, NJ TRANSIT bus or on private bus carriers at no additional cost.

Additionally, NJ TRANSIT is encouraging customers to consider traveling early on Friday due to the expected impact of the storm on the evening commute.  Early getaway service will be offered on select rail lines Friday afternoon.

View schedules for Friday here.

View rail schedules here.

Please note that NJ TRANSIT will closely monitor the crowds at New York Penn Station, Hoboken Terminal and the Port Authority Bus Terminal and make further adjustmentsto service as necessary.

Customers are advised of the following:

Systemwide:  NJ TRANSIT plans to operate a regular weekday schedule on Friday, February 8, and a regular weekend schedule on Saturday, February 9.  Depending on the impact of the storm, it may be necessary for NJ TRANSIT to modify service as conditions change.

Bus Service:  While every effort will be made to continue operating bus service throughout the state, customers may experience delays or detours on their routes in the event of extreme winter weather conditions.  Customers are advised to plan accordingly and anticipate disruptions to bus service.

Travel Advice:  For the latest travel information, visit njtransit.com or access our Twitter feed at @NJ_TRANSIT prior to starting your trip.  In the event of delays or service adjustments, NJ TRANSIT will provide the most current service information via the My Transit alert system, which delivers travel advisories for your specific trip to your cellphone, PDA or pager.  (If you are not yet a My Transit subscriber, we encourage you to sign up at njtransit.com/mytransit)  Service information is also available by calling (973) 275-5555 or from broadcast traffic reports.

Listen closely to public address announcementsat stations for late-breaking service information.

Stairs, flooring and platforms can be slippery, so please use caution when walking along wet surfaces or any outdoor surface exposed to the weather. Use extra care when boarding or exiting buses and trains.  Report slippery or unsafe conditions to bus operators, train crews or NJ TRANSIT staff.

During this time, customers should allow for additional travel time.  For further information, please call NJ TRANSIT Customer Service at (973) 275-5555.

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