NJ Transit: North Jersey Coast Line rail service resumes; commuters frustrated over continued issues

NJ Transit says the North Jersey Coast Line rail service resumed in both directions following Thursday’s Raritan River Drawbridge issue preventing the bridge from fully closing.

Lanette Espy and Lauren Due

Jul 11, 2024, 9:13 AM

Updated 2 days ago


The North Jersey Coast Line rail service has resumed in both directions this morning following Thursday’s Raritan River Drawbridge issue preventing the bridge from fully closing, NJ Transit says.
The River Draw Bridge goes over the Raritan River between Perth Amboy and South Amboy. Some of the stations affected include: Bay Head, Point Pleasant Beach, Manasquan, Spring Lake, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Asbury Park, Allenhurst, Elberon, Long Branch, Monmouth Park, Little Silver, Red Bank, Middletown, Hazlet, Aberdeen-Matawan, South Amboy, Perth Amboy, Woodbridge and Avenel.

Commuters frustrated over continued rail service issues

“The week before the rate hike they were broken down coming home, and this week they are broken down on the way in, so nothing unusual for them,” said commuter Andy Nuzer, of Point Pleasant. “Ugh, listen. It's either that or pay a million dollars for the toll driving in, so which poison do you want?”
Sayreville resident Teddy Leandro says, "I'm a little upset about it. It's the first time I had to go to Manhattan for work. This kind of threw a cog in all the plans today. I wish there was kind of some like warning. I just found out two seconds ago, so not happy."
Jenna Treimel, of South Amboy, expressed her frustrations with the suspensions and said it's disappointing.
"Just coming in and seeing canceled when I have to be a work at 7:30, it's disappointing, NJ Transit. But thankfully, we have the ferry. But the ferry doesn't cross honor, so $20 out of my pocket. Gotta do what you gotta do," she said.
Allison Harriott, also of South Amboy, says it's frustrating. "My heart is pounding because I would like to keep my job and I don't want this to be a problem," she said.
NJ Transit rail tickets and passes are being cross honored by NJ Transit and private carrier buses. Click here for more information on alternate routes.

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