NJ Transit says it’s working to resume rail service after computer glitches caused signal shutdowns this morning, Oct 8, 2013.
Expect up to one-hour delays. Here’s the official word from the rail service:
NJ TRANSIT SERVICE ADVISORY: RAIL DELAYS FOLLOWING EARLIER SIGNAL PROBLEMS
NJ TRANSIT is currently resuming rail service on all lines, subject to up to one-hour delays, following earlier signal problems that resulted in the temporary suspension of train service on all lines except the Northeast Corridor.
At approximately 9 a.m., the NJ TRANSIT Rail Operations Center experienced a problem with both computer servers that control the railroad’s Train Management and Control System (TMAC), resulting in a loss of signals on all NJ TRANSIT-controlled rail lines. NJ TRANSIT personnel worked to correct the problem as quickly as possible.
Signal problems impact the ability of NJ TRANSIT to safely provide full passenger rail service. As a precaution, NJ TRANSIT suspended passenger rail service until signals could be restored. All trains remained fully powered during the disruption, with train crews providing announcements to customers.
At this time, service is being restored on the following rail lines:
• Port Jervis
• Pascack Valley
• Morris & Essex (Including Gladstone)
• Raritan Valley
• North Jersey Coast Line
• Atlantic City
To offer customers alternate transportation options, NJ TRANSIT established cross-honoring with NJ TRANSIT bus and light rail, private carrier bus lines, and with PATH.
NJ TRANSIT also deployed additional customer service representatives to key transit hubs to assist customers during this time.
Customers are encouraged to check www.njtransit.com for the latest information before starting their trip.