Construction work delays riders on North Jersey Coast Line
North Jersey Coast Line riders should prepare for significant delays due to construction work this weekend.
The work began on Saturday morning and will end on Monday at 3:30 a.m.
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There are no trains running at the station in South Amboy. Those heading into the city will be picked up by a bus at South Amboy to then be transferred to the Metro Park train station.
As far as other stops on the line, service will be suspended in both directions between the Aberdeen-Matawan and Rahway stations throughout the weekend for major infrastructure work on the new Raritan River drawbridge.
That construction began Saturday at 4 a.m. The project is scheduled to be complete by late 2024.
Bus service will be provided between the Rahway, Metro Park, Avenel, Woodbridge, Perth Amboy, South Amboy, and Aberdeen-Matawan stations that could create delays up to an hour.
News 12's Ali Reid spoke to a few frequent NJ Transit riders on Saturday who were not aware of the changes. Many said they were frustrated with the inconvenience but understood the work is necessary to make travel more efficient in the future.