What to Know
- After months of being out of service, a rail line that connects AC to Philly will reopen just in time for Memorial Day Weekend.
- NJ Transit's Atlantic City Rail Line and the Princeton Branch will both resume full service on Friday, May 24.
- The AC Rail Line was shut down last September due to safety concerns.
After months of being out of service, NJ Transit’s Atlantic City rail line will reopen just in time for Memorial Day Weekend.
NJ Transit Executive Director Kevin Corbett made the announcement during a forum at the Cherry Hill Municipal Building. The Atlantic City Rail Line and the Princeton Branch (Dinky) will both resume full service on Friday, May 24.
The Atlantic City rail line, which connects Philadelphia to the casino shore destination, was shut down last September due to safety concerns. Officials completed the biggest safety requirement in December when they installed Positive Train Control, a federally mandated emergency braking system.
“Providing a clear date of restoration is the right thing to do for our customers, so that they can regain the use of the service and the confidence in its reliability, which are both so critical to their mobility,’’ New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said. “I am pleased to see that the Princeton Dinky, which is so important to thousands of commuters, and the Atlantic City Rail Line, which is a key part of the life blood of the Jersey Shore, will be operating in time for Memorial Day weekend and the kickoff to the summer tourism season."