Four NJ Transit Rail Lines to Re-Open Sunday Morning
The Main/Port Jervis line will resume limited service Sunday morning, originating and terminating in Secaucus.
NJ Transit will resume service on four more rail lines Sunday morning, including the Main/Port Jervis and North Jersey Coast lines, the governor's office announced Saturday night.
Also starting service will be the Raritan Valley and Atlantic City lines.
With the Hoboken terminal having sustained significant flood damage in Monday's storm, the Main/Port Jervis line trains will start and end in Secaucus.
The Main Line will run from Suffern to Secaucus making all local stops, while the Port Jervis line will run from Port Jervis to Secaucus making all local stops via Main Line. Service between Secaucus and Hoboken remains suspended.
Secaucus Junction, while open, has limited elevator and escalator service due to persisting power problems and is not currently ADA accessible.
The Bergen, Pascack Valley and Essex lines, which suffered significant rail infrastructure damage during the storm, remain suspended
For customer's convenience, October monthly passes will remain valid until Friday, Nov. 9.
Details below from NJTransit:
- Northeast Corridor: Remains in service between Trenton Transit Center and New York Penn Station, with the exception of service to Jersey Avenue. Service continues to operate on a special schedule.
- North Jersey Coast Line: On Sunday, November 4, service will resume between Woodbridge and New York Penn Station, with the exception of Avenel. Service will operate on a weekend 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.
- Main/Port Jervis Line: On Sunday, November 4, service will resume operating on a special schedule. The Main Line will operate from Suffern to Secaucus making all local stops. The Port Jervis Line will operate from Port Jervis to Secaucus making all local stops via Main Line. Service between Secaucus and Hoboken remains suspended until further notice.
- Raritan Valley Line: On Sunday, November 4, service will resume between Raritan and Newark Penn Station only, operating on weekend schedule. On Monday, November 5, service will resume between Raritan and Newark Penn Station only, operating on special schedule. Rail service between High Bridge and Raritan remains suspended
- Atlantic City Line: On Sunday, November 4, service will resume operating on a Sunday schedule on November 4 and weekday schedule on November 5.
- Bergen Line, Pascack Valley Line, Montclair-Boonton Line and the Morris & Essex 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.