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NJ Transit Rail Service will Operate on a Severe Weather Schedule; Bus and Light Rail will run Regular Weekday Service

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Ridgewood NJ, NJ TRANSIT buses, light rail and Access Link will operate on a regular weekday schedule for as long as weather and road conditions allow.  Rail service will run on a Level 2 Severe Weather Schedule due to the predicted severe winter storm starting tomorrow. Customers should expect delays, detours and potential service cancellations if storm conditions intensify. Level 2 Severe Weather Schedules can be found by clicking here.

For the safety of our customers and employees, weather conditions may require temporary service suspensions.  Should that occur, customers will be provided with a minimum of four hours’ notice to allow for sufficient time to make return travel arrangements.  Customers are encouraged to continuously monitor for the latest service information.

Cross-honoring is in effect for rail, bus and private carriers and light rail service for Wednesday and Thursday. Customers should check for updates.

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.  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.

Bus Route 196/197 will start and end at West Milford Park and Ride all day tomorrow and Thursday.

NJ TRANSIT’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will be open and closely monitoring weather forecasts and conditions as the storm develops. Key personnel will monitor any impacts to the system throughout the duration of the storm.

“NJ TRANSIT is ready for what many are predicting will be a powerful nor’easter, forecast to dump heavy snow throughout New Jersey beginning tomorrow,” said NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin Corbett. “To prepare our system, snow fighting supplies and equipment have been mobilized across the state and are ready to be deployed as conditions warrant.  We have maintenance crews strategically located throughout our system to immediately respond to fallen trees, downed overhead wires or any other issues impacting service. We urge our customers to limit travel to essential purposes only.”

Customers are advised to use extreme caution around bus stops, stations and facilities as slippery conditions may exist. Customers should also build extra travel time into their schedules as delays and cancellations are possible as a result of the storm’s impact.

For further details and updated travel information, sign up for My Transit Alerts, download the NJ TRANSIT app and follow us on Social Media.

One thought on “NJ Transit Rail Service will Operate on a Severe Weather Schedule; Bus and Light Rail will run Regular Weekday Service

  1. Thanks for posting.
    As usual the blog is the best source of information for the area.

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