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NJT:All central and northern New Jersey bus service north of I-195 has been restored as of 8:00 a.m.

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NJT:All central and northern New Jersey bus service north of I-195 has been restored as of 8:00 a.m.

NJT: 8 AM Update: Bus, Rail Service Restoration Status

2/9/13 SERVICE RESTORATION UPDATE – AS OF 8 A.M.

Bus Service:

All central and northern New Jersey bus service north of I-195 has been restored as of 8:00 a.m.  This includes all routes that serve the U.S. 9 corridor, the Port Authority Bus Terminal, the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal, as well as all northern local bus routes.

Customers should expect service delays and detours throughout the day due to local road conditions.  As such, customers should afford themselves ample time to reach their final destinations.

Rail Service:

NJ TRANSIT’s Morris & Essex Lines, Montclair-Boonton Lines and all Midtown Direct services remain temporarily suspended while crews continue a full assessment of the system this morning.   Once engineers determine that rail service can safely resume, crews will immediately begin the service restoration process.  It normally takes at least 12 hours to restore rail service following service suspensions, however steps have already been taken to expedite service restoration following the completion of inspections and any necessary repairs.

Systemwide Cross-Honoring Remains in Effect:

To give customers additional travel options, NJ TRANSIT will continue to offer full system wide cross-honoring on Saturday, February 9, enabling customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode–rail, light rail or bus.  Additionally, NJ TRANSIT bus, rail, light rail and bus passes will be cross-honored on private carrier buses.

Extended Station Hours for Customer Comfort:

All NJ TRANSIT-owned and operated rail station waiting rooms will remain open with extended hours.

Please be advised of the Access Link service for Saturday & Sunday:

Saturday, February 9

Regions 2 & 3 – Full service unless conditions warrant change.

Regions 4, 5 & 6 – NO SERVICE ALL DAY

Sunday, February 10 – RESUME ALL SERVICE

OPERATIONS CENTER FOR RESERVATIONS – late start Saturday at approximately 10:00 a.m.

Region 2 – Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem Counties.

Region 3 – Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, and So. Ocean Counties.

Region 4 – Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, and No. Ocean Counties.

Region 5 – Essex, Union, Somerset andMorris Counties.

Region 6 – Bergen, Hudson, Passaic and parts of Essex Counties.

Mountain Creek Service cancelled on Saturday, February 9, 2013:

The No. 304 service between NY-PABT, Wayne Transit Center & Mountain Creek Ski Resort will be cancelled for Saturday, February 9, 2013 due to inclement weather conditions.

Customers are advised of the following:

Systemwide:  NJ TRANSIT plans to operate 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 alertsystem, which delivers travel advisories for your specific trip to your cellphone, PDA or pager.  (Ifyou 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 stationsfor late-breaking service information.

Stairs, flooring and platforms can be slippery, so please use caution when walking along wet surfaces or any outdoorsurface 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 Serviceat (973) 275-5555.

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