NJ Transit: Rail restored for Greater Morristown as of noon, Feb. 9; buses rolling again
NJ Transit expects train service to resume on the Morris & Essex Lines–including Midtown Direct lines–as of noon on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.
Bus service resumed earlier in the morning.
Here’s the full statement:
NJ TRANSIT ANNOUNCES RESTORATION OF RAIL SERVICE
NEWARK, NJ —NJ TRANSIT announced that service will be restored on the Morris & Essex and the Montclair rail lines as of noon today. This includes Midtown Direct service along the Morristown Line.
Engineers have completed inspections and crews have restored power to overhead catenary wires and signal systems. As a result, service will be able to resume in a safe manner.
Customers should continue to check njtransit.com for service information before travelling as there may be weather-related delays on the system.
Systemwide Cross-Honoring Remains in Effect:
To give customers additional travel options, NJ TRANSIT will continue to offer full system wide cross-honoring on Saturday, February 9, enabling customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode–rail, light rail or bus. Additionally, NJ TRANSIT bus, rail, light rail and bus passes will be cross-honored on private carrier buses.
Extended Station Hours for Customer Comfort:
All NJ TRANSIT-owned and operated rail station waiting rooms will remain open with extended hours.
About NJ TRANSIT
NJ TRANSIT is the nation’s largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 895,000 weekday trips on 261 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the second largest transit system in the country with 164 rail stations, 61 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.