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Still No Local NJT Rail Service, But Bus and Airport Service Back

New Jersey Transit and the Port Authority get back on track, slowly but surely.

Update: Nov. 2, 5a.m. 

Local public transportation options are crawling back with NJ Transit bus service leading the way. The 70 bus that passes through Summit is back up, however the the Morris & Essex line that serves Downtown Summit is still suspended.

The Holland Tunnel is reopening on Friday, but with limited bus-only service.

 Local airports are nearly fully operational.

Read the advisorie's from NJT and Port Authority, below.

NJ TRANSIT is advising customers of the following:  

Rail Service:

  • Northeast Corridor:  On Friday, November 2, service will resume between Trenton Transit Center and Newark Penn Station, operating on a special schedule. 
  • North Jersey Coast Line:  On Friday, November 2, service will resume between Woodbridge and Newark Penn Station, operating on a special 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. 
  • Raritan Valley Line:  On Friday, November 2, service will resume between Raritan and Newark Penn Station only, operating on a special schedule.  Rail service between High Bridge and Raritan remains suspended. 
  • Morris & Essex, Montclair-Boonton, Main/Bergen and Atlantic City Rail lines:  Service remains suspended.   An assessment of rail infrastructure has revealed significant damage across the system, including:
    • There is major damage due to downed trees between Summit and Millburn, as well as in Denville and Morristown.  There is also overhead wire damage, including signal wires, with support poles down in Lyons and Bernardsville.  In addition, rail washouts (no ballast under the tracks) occurred at Kearny Junction, where Midtown Direct service connects to the Northeast Corridor. Rail washouts also occurred at several tracks in Hoboken Terminal and at Netcong Station.
    • Elsewhere on the rail system, local power outages have prevented NJ TRANSIT rail operations from being able to further test crossing gates and operating signals.  In addition, hundreds of downed trees have fallen across the rail system, which have caused damage to overhead wires and signal wires.  Several rail stations have sustained flood damage, including Hoboken Terminal.

 

Bus Service:

  • Bus service is operating on 68 bus routes in northern New Jersey and 18 bus routes in southern New Jersey, providing service over the entire routes with no detours or truncations.   For a complete list, visit njtransit.com.
  • Partial service is operating on 58 bus routes in northern New Jersey and 17 routes in southern New Jersey, with detours or truncations due to ongoing impacts from Hurricane Sandy.  For details, 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. 

 

Light Rail Service:

  • River Line is operating on a Sunday schedule between Trenton Transit Center and the Entertainment Center in Camden. 
  • Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and Newark Light Rail service will remain suspended until further notice.  There is currently no estimated time for resumption of service.   An assessment of rail infrastructure has revealed significant damage across the system, including:
    • Newark Light Rail sustained flooding in Newark Penn Station, as well as major debris damage between Newark Penn and Branch Brook Park stations.
    • Hudson-Bergen Light Rail experienced track washouts at Port Imperial and West Side Avenue stations, as well as trees in the overhead wire in Weehawken and flooding in Hoboken.


Access Link:

  • Access Link service is operating in the following regions:
    • Region 2, which includes Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties.
    • Region 3, which includes Atlantic, Cape May and Southern Ocean County.

 

Monthly Pass Extension:

 

NJ TRANSIT has extending the validity period for October monthly passes until Wednesday, November 7 for customer convenience.

 

Service Updates:

 

For the latest travel information, customers should listen to broadcast traffic reports, visit or access NJTRANSIT’s Twitter feed at @NJ_TRANSIT. Additionally, NJ TRANSIT will provide the most current service information via the My Transit alert system (www.njtransit.com/mytransit), which delivers travel advisories for your specific trip to your cell phone, PDA or pager. Service information is also available by calling (973) 275-5555.

 

U/D NJ| Hudson| Jersey City| *Traffic Advisory*| Holland Tunnel| Port Authority of NY/NJ Holland Tunnel will have ONE LANE BUS OPERATIONS ONLY starting tomorrow, Friday, Nov 2nd, as follows:   5:30 AM to 10:00 AM, Mondays thru Fridays, 1 lane of the south tunnel will operate for BUSES ONLY, Eastbound to NYC. ?         1:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Mondays thru Fridays, 1 lane of the south tunnel will operate in the reverse direction for BUSES ONLY, Westbound to NJ.   The Holland Tunnel will remain closed at all other times, including all day on Saturday and Sunday.| <C> BNN | BNNDESK | #547878

Here is an update released Thursday from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey:

Airports

LaGuardia Airport opened both runways today at 7:00 a.m.  Carriers are providing limited service but are continuing to ramp up operations throughout the day.

JFK International opened a third runway today and the airport is fully operational.  Airlines are continuing to restore full flight schedules; however, flight service will vary by carrier.

Newark Liberty International is fully operational and airlines continue to increase service.

Stewart International Airport is operating normally.

Teterboro Airport is open for service during daylight hours, with both runways operating.

We remind all airline passengers to confirm flight times, departures and arrivals with the airline carriers before traveling to the airports.

AirTrain JFK has resumed limited service. Service is available between Jamaica Terminal and Federal Circle, and from Federal Circle to Howard Beach Station. Port Authority buses will provide shuttle service between Federal Circle and the passenger terminals. In keeping with the State of New York's transit emergency status, AirTrain JFK fares are suspended Thursday, November 1, and Friday, November 2.

AirTrain Newark continues to operate at full service taking passengers to the NEC where they can take Amtrak (limited services) to Newark Penn Station and Philadelphia. AirTrain Newark fares are suspended Thursday, November 1, and Friday, November 2.

Tunnels and Bridges

The George Washington Bridge, Goethals Bridge, Bayonne Bridge, Outerbridge Crossing and Lincoln Tunnel remain open. Motorists are advised that the City of New York is not allowing vehicles with fewer than three passengers to cross the Lincoln Tunnel and enter Manhattan between the hours of 6 AM and midnight.

The Holland Tunnel remains closed until further notice.

PATH

All PATH service is suspended until further notice.  

Port Authority Bus Terminal

Greyhound Bus service into and out of the PABT resumed today. Commuter bus carriers continue to add service, and all PABT retail tenants are open for business. Passengers are urged to check with carriers before leaving for the bus terminal.

World Financial Ferry Terminal

Ferries are running between New Jersey and New York from 7 a.m. until 6:30 p.m., starting from Paulus Hook, Weehawken and Hoboken North at 14th Street and going to the World Financial Ferry Terminal in Battery Park City.

 

For further information, customers should go to nywaterway.com.

Ports

The Port Authority's maritime facilities are closed until further notice.

Port Authority staff and engineers remain on site at all Port Authority facilities to inspect conditions, assess damage, and perform repair work. Our primary goal is to ensure the safety of our workers and those who use our facilities. We will resume operations at our facilities as quickly as possible consistent with safe operations.

For up-to-date information on our facilities, follow us on Twitter @PANYNJ. For further information for New York State, visit http://www.governor.ny.gov/stormwatch. For New Jersey, visit www.ready.nj.gov.  

Original Article:

New Jersey Transit and the Port Authority have updates to help you get around on public transportation tomorrow. The Holland Tunnel is still closed and PATH is not yet ready to resume. NJT rail remains suspended, but some North Jersey buses are operating over their entire routes:

Nos. 1, 5, 6, 11, 21, 26, 27, 28, 29, 37, 39, 41, 48, 52, 62, 63, 64, 70, 71, 78, 80, 81, 82, 84, 86, 94, 99, 107, 108, 111, 113, 122, 124, 125, 127, 129, 136, 144, 145, 151, 154, 155, 156, 157, 159, 160, 161, 162, 164, 175, 181, 182, 186, 190, 193, 198, 250, 258, 320, 321, 324, 704, 712, 871, 872, 873, 875 and 880.

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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reports the following update on conditions at its transportation facilities as of 8:15 p.m.

Airports

LaGuardia Airport will open both runways tomorrow, Thursday, November 1, at 7:00 a.m., however carriers will be providing limited service.

JFK International, Newark International, and Stewart International Airports are open, but flight service is not fully restored and varies by carrier. 

Teterboro Airport is open for service during daylight hours.

As airports ramp up service this week, passengers are strongly urged to confirm with their individual carriers regarding flight status in the coming days before traveling to the airports. 

Rail service on AirTrain Newark is fully operational within the airport and to the Northeast Corridor Rail Station. AirTrain JFK remains suspended until further notice. Bus service will be provided to and from the airport and AirTrain JFK stations.

Tunnels and Bridges

The George Washington Bridge, Goethals Bridge, Bayonne Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing remain open. 

The Lincoln Tunnel remains open.

The Holland Tunnel is closed under further notice.  

PATH 

All PATH service is suspended until further notice.  

Port Authority Bus Terminal 

Limited bus service resumed this morning at the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Passengers are urged to check with their carrier before leaving for the bus terminal.

World Financial Ferry Terminal

Ferries are running between New Jersey and New York from 7 a.m. until 6:30 p.m., starting from Paulus Hook, Weehawken and Hoboken North at 14th Street and going to the World Financial Ferry Terminal in Battery Park City.

For further information, customers should go to nywaterway.com.

Ports 

The Port Authority's maritime facilities are closed until further notice.

Port Authority staff and engineers remain on site at all Port Authority facilities to inspect conditions and assess damage. Our primary goal is to ensure the safety of our workers and those who use our facilities. We will resume operations at our facilities as early as possible, but only when it is safe to do so.

For up-to-date information on our facilities, follow us on Twitter @PANYNJ. For further information for New York State, visit http://www.governor.ny.gov/stormwatch. For New Jersey, visit www.ready.nj.gov.  

 

steven simon November 01, 2012 at 01:38 PM
Thanks for info
Builda Wall November 02, 2012 at 06:21 PM
The site says the 114 is back but doesn't mention 114x. Anyone know if that's considered part of the 114? Thanks.

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