Limited Bus Service Returns In Camden; No Timetable For NJ Transit Service Restoration

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NEWARK — NJ Transit restored limited bus service in Camden today, but other bus service and all rail, light rail and Access Link service remains suspended until further notice.

NJ Transit is still in the process of assessing infrastructure in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. While this destructive and deadly storm is now gone, it has left behind long-term mechanical and operational challenges that NJ Transit must overcome before service can be restored. Officials warn that the blow delivered by Hurricane Sandy will continue to impact customers for days to come.

There is currently no estimated time for resumption of rail service, and officials advised customers to seek alternate transportation because of significant storm damage.

  • NJ Transit’s Rail Operations Center—the central nervous system of the railroad—is engulfed in water, which has damaged backup power supply systems, the emergency generator, and the computer system that controls the movement of trains and power supply.
  • There are numerous downed trees across the rail system, which have caused damage to overhead wires and signal wires.
  • There are rail washouts across the system, including on the North Jersey Coast Line and Atlantic City Rail Line.
  • Several rail stations are flooded, including Hoboken Terminal.
  • Morgan Drawbridge on the North Jersey Coast Line in South Amboy sustained damage from boats and a trailer that collided into the bridge.

Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, Newark Light Rail and River Line service will remain suspended until further notice. There is currently no estimated time for resumption of service.

Newark Light Rail sustained flooding in Newark Penn Station, as well as major debris damage between Newark Penn and Branch Brook Park stations.

Hudson-Bergen Light Rail experienced track washouts at Port Imperial and West Side Avenue stations, as well as trees in the overhead wire in Weehawken and flooding in Hoboken.

River Line sustained no significant damage to equipment or infrastructure; however, due to a loss of commercial power between Camden and Trenton, there is no power to operate the signals and switches.

Access Link Paratransit Service will remain suspended until further notice. There is currently no estimated time for resumption of service.

For the latest travel information, customers should visit njtransit.com.


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