Trains to NY Back on Track

NJ TRANSIT and Amtrak are both running now on a limited schedule along the Northeast Corridor

By Karen Araiza and David Chang
|  Saturday, Nov 3, 2012  |  Updated 7:43 PM EDT
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<a href=NJ TRANSIT and Amtrak trains are running again up to Sandy-ravaged New York City. Get your tickets online if you can. NJ TRANSIT is operating on a special schedule and NJ TRANSIT rail passes will be cross honored on NJ TRANSIT and buses. Amtrak will provide Acela Express and Northeast Regional modified service. Amtrak services to and from New York City are subject to delay while repairs continue." />

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NJ TRANSIT and Amtrak trains are running again up to Sandy-ravaged New York City. Get your tickets online if you can. NJ TRANSIT is operating on a special schedule and NJ TRANSIT rail passes will be cross honored on NJ TRANSIT and buses. Amtrak will provide Acela Express and Northeast Regional modified service. Amtrak services to and from New York City are subject to delay while repairs continue.

Local commuters can get back up to New York again on a limited schedule for both NJ TRANSIT and Amtrak.

The trains were knocked out by Hurricane Sandy.

NJ TRANSIT along the Northeast Corridor, service is running between Trenton and New York City. So is Amtrak. Both are operating on limited schedules.

Check the schedules for both for specific times and try to get your tickets online or through eTicketing on your computer of phone. You can still use your October monthly pass on NJ TRANSIT. It's good until November 7.

The NJ TRANSIT River Line between Trenton and the Camden Entertainment Complex is operating on a Sunday schedule.

On Saturday, Governor Chris Christie announced that four additional rail lines will resume service Sunday morning. Those lines are:

North Jersey Coast Line - will resume limited service to New York Penn Station, operating between Woodbridge and New York.

Raritan Vally Line - will resume limited service between Raritan and Newark Penn Station.

The Main/Port Jervis Line - will resume limited service with trains originating and terminating in Secaucus.

The Atlantic City Line - will resume normal service, operating between Atlantic City and Philadelphia.

More rail line info from  NJ Transit:

  • Northeast Corridor: Remains in service between Trenton Transit Center and New York Penn Station, with the exception of service to Jersey Avenue.  Service continues to operate on a special schedule.
  • North Jersey Coast Line: On Sunday, November 4, service will resume between Woodbridge and New York Penn Station, with the exception of Avenel.  Service will operate on a weekend schedule.
  • Rail service between Bay Head and Woodbridge remains suspended. An assessment of rail infrastructure has revealed significant damage across the system, including:
  • Morgan Drawbridge in South Amboy sustained damage from boats and a trailer that collided into the bridge.
  • There are wires and trees down, as well as rail washouts (no ballast under the tracks), between South Amboy and Bay Head.
  • Main/Port Jervis Line:  On Sunday, November 4, service will resume operating on a special schedule.  The Main Line will operate from Suffern to Secaucus making all local stops.  The Port Jervis Line will operate from Port Jervis to Secaucus making all local stops via Main Line.  Service between Secaucus and Hoboken remains suspended until further notice.
  • Raritan Valley Line: On Sunday, November 4, service will resume between Raritan and Newark Penn Station only, operating on weekend schedule. On Monday, November 5, service will resume between Raritan and Newark Penn Station only, operating on special schedule. Rail service between High Bridge and Raritan remains suspended
  •  Atlantic City Line:  On Sunday, November 4, service will resume operating on a Sunday schedule on November 4 and weekday schedule on November 5.
  • Bergen Line, Pascack Valley Line, Montclair-Boonton Line and the Morris & Essex Lines: Service remains suspended. An assessment of rail infrastructure has revealed significant damage across the system, including:

Buses

Bus service is now operating on 90% of NJ TRANSIT bus routes.  For details regarding operating routes, visit njtransit.com

Bus service on routes not listed remains suspended until further notice. Power outages in local communities have resulted in the loss of traffic control devices critical to safe operation in some areas. Downed tree limbs and power lines continue to make many roads impassable. Personnel are in the field reviewing and assessing these conditions in order to ensure that service is restored as soon as it becomes safe to do so.

For real-time updates on major Amtrak service disruptios in the Northeast Corridor, follow @AmtrakNEC on Twitter.

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