‘Extensive repairs still need to be done’: NJ Transit president, CEO says it's possible some lines may not be up until Friday

Some New Jersey Transit trains are slowly rolling again this morning, as crews work to remove downed trees and power lines.

News 12 Staff

Aug 6, 2020, 11:02 AM

Updated 1,345 days ago

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Some New Jersey Transit trains are slowly rolling again Thursday, as crews work to remove downed trees and power lines, and the president and CEO of the agency, Kevin Corbett, says it's possible some of the lines may not be up until Friday.
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The Northeast Corridor, Raritan Valley, Pascack Valley, Main/Bergen County and Port Jervis Lines are all operating on weekend schedules.
The North Jersey Coast Line is now also operating on a weekend schedule, however, due to single tracking there are 15-minute delays in both directions.
Morris and Essex, Montclair-Boonton and Glastone Branch Lines are suspended.
The Atlantic City Rail Line is operating on regular weekday schedule.
Corbett says they've removed more than 225 trees and countless wires from rail-lines all around New Jersey.
“Extensive repairs still need to be done,” says Corbett. “A lot of damage, overhead wires as well as signals. Crews around the clock doing that."
Transit officials say crews have cleared more than 300 downed trees from the tracks.
Rail tickets and passes are being cross-honored on NJ Transit busses, light rail and PATH.


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