Friday, May 17, 2013
Man left suitcase in cargo hold of NJ Transit bus early Friday morning
Several people were removed from a New Jersey Transit bus shortly after midnight Friday while authorities checked out a suspicious bag left in the cargo hold, police said. A NJ Transit driver flagged down a Freehold Borough police officer at the borough bus station at 1 Railroad Plaza around 12:17 a.m., Lt. Michael Sweetman said. The driver said a suitcase had been left in the cargo hold by a passenger he picked up at the Port Authority station in New York City. The driver told Patrolwoman Zandra Vega that the passenger was insistant the he keep his bag with him on the bus, but the driver refused and put the bag in the cargo hold, Sweetman said. But when the passenger exited the bus on Taylor’s Mills Road in Marlboro, he left without his …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Full system wide cross-honoring will be in effect Monday to offer customers additional travel options.
With another winter blast zeroing in on the Garden State starting late tonight (Sunday), NJ TRANSIT operations, customer service and police personnel are again taking steps to minimize delays and ensure service reliability and safety. All customers are strongly advised to check njtransit.com before traveling for up-to-the-minute service information before starting their trip. To offer customers additional travel options during the expected inclement weather conditions, NJ TRANSIT will offer full system wide cross-honoring on Monday, March 25, enabling NJ TRANSIT customers to reach their final ticketed destination through an alternate travel mode—rail, light rail, as well as on both NJ TRANSIT bus and private bus carriers. Customers who…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
NJ Transit announced they will be offering extra trains to accommodate the increase in passengers on Saturday, March 16.
NJ Transit is planning to increase train and bus service around the state on Saturday, March 16 in anticipation of the annual New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade, according to a press release issued by the transit agency. On the North Jersey Coast Line, two round trips will operate between Long Branch and New York Penn Station, providing local stops from Long Branch to Aberdeen-Matawan and stopping at Newark Airport, Newark Penn Station and Secaucus for inbound travel and providing all stops from New York to Long Branch for outbound travel. In addition, 7600-series trains will be extended to begin and end their trips at South Amboy or Aberdeen-Matawan and an extra inbound train will operation from Aberdeen-Matawan to New York Penn …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Full systemwide cross-honoring continues through Friday, March 8 to give customers additional travel options
With winter weather still moving through the region, NJ Transit has extended full systemwide cross-honoring through the end of the service day Friday, March 8, enabling NJ Transit customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode—rail, bus or light rail, as well as private carrier buses. NJ Transit continues to monitor the storm and take steps to minimize delays and ensure service reliability and safety. All customers are strongly advised to check njtransit.com before traveling for up-to-the-minute service information before starting their trip. High winds reported throughout the region overnight caused no damage to the NJ Transit system, and all trains, buses and light rail lines are operating on or close to schedule …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Cross-honoring lasts from Wednesday, 2 p.m. until the end of the day Thursday.
New Jersey Transit will offer systemwide cross-honoring from Wednesday, March 6 at 2 p.m. until the end of the day Thursday, March 7 due to the coming storm, NJ Transit announced Tuesday afternoon. Customers will be able to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode—rail, bus or light rail. For example, customers who normally take the bus from Rutherford to the Port Authority Bus Terminal may use their bus pass on the train from Rutherford to New York Penn Station, and customers who normally take the bus between Atlantic City and Lindenwold may use the train instead, NJ Transit officials said. Rail and light rail crews and equipment are on standby to quickly respond to downed trees, power outages or other issues that may arise, …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
This includes bus and rail services.
Saturday, February 9
UPDATE: Following inspections, NJ Transit announced all rail services will be restored as of noon Saturday. ORIGINAL: Bus service in northern and central New Jersey has been restored as of 8 a.m. Saturday morning, Feb. 9, New Jersey Transit announced Saturday morning. All bus service in Mercer County and along the Route 9 corridor was restored as of 7 a.m., and remaining bus services were restored by 8 a.m. NJ Transit advises there will still be service delays and detours due to road conditions. Customers should leave plenty of time for travel. Rail and light rail service remain suspended while a full assessment is conducted, according to NJ Transit. Once the rails are deemed safe, the 12-hour restoration process can begin. Steps have …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Due to rapidly deteriorating weather conditions and in the interest of customer and employee safety, NJ TRANSIT will be suspending some bus, rail and Access Link service later this evening.
The following is a message from NJ TRANSIT: Due to rapidly deteriorating weather conditions and in the interest of customer and employee safety, NJ TRANSIT will be suspending some bus, rail and Access Link service later this evening. Customers are advised to check njtransit.com for the latest service information. Bus Service NJ TRANSIT bus service in northern and central New Jersey (all routes north of I-195) will be suspended as of 8 p.m. This includes all routes that serve Port Authority Bus Terminal and George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal, all routes that operate via U.S. Route 9, and all northern local bus routes. This service suspension will remain in effect until further notice, and will be lifted when buses can again safely …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Cross-honoring in effect for Feb. 8 and 9, which enables customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode—rail, bus or light rail.
With a blast of winter weather expected to hit New Jersey Friday, NJ TRANSIT today announced that system wide cross-honoring will be in effect for the entire service day Friday, Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 9. Cross-honoring enables customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode, including rail, bus or light rail. 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, for example. The latest estimate for Monmouth County from the National Weather Service (NWS) calls for snowfall in the five to ten inch range. Additionally, NJ TRANSIT is encouraging customers to consider traveling early on Friday due to the…
Sunday, January 13, 2013
He was transported to the hospital after the incident
A man was struck by a train near the Aberdeen-Matawan Train Station at about 10:30 Saturday night, according to NJ TRANSIT Spokeswoman Courtney Carroll. The initial investigation shows the man went around the crossing gates on Atlantic Avenue as North Jersey Coast Line train 7277, en route to Long Branch, entered the station, Carroll said. The adult victim was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, according to Carroll. He succumbed to his injuries overnight. Information on the identity of the victim was not yet available. Patch will update this article as more information becomes available.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Nine trains will be added to the popular commuter line, which was severely damaged during Sandy, officials say.
NJ TRANSIT rail service into New York City is slated to return to pre-Sandy levels on Jan. 14, according to a press release issued by the agency today. North Jersey Coast Line Starting Monday, the North Jersey Coast Line will operate nine additional trains, restoring the line’s service level to 96 percent of its pre-Sandy schedule. As of Friday, NJ TRANSIT is operating 101 of the 114 pre-Sandy scheduled trains along the North Jersey Coast Line, according to the press release. On Monday, NJ TRANSIT will be operating 110 of those 114 trains. Two of the added North Jersey Coast Line trains will operate between Long Branch and New York Penn Station, bringing NJ TRANSIT back to 100 percent of its pre-Sandy service level to and from New York. …