Take NJ Transit trains, buses? Here is the plan in case of a snowstorm
This article was last updated at 4 p.m. on January 28
NEW JERSEY – Do you take NJ Transit trains or buses? The agency’s plan was to proceed as normal this weekend, but things are changing quickly.
Meteorologists are warning New Jersey residents of a horrific snowstorm expected to hit this weekend. Up to 18 inches of snow is forecast for parts of the state; it should arrive Friday night through Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
“All NJ Transit services will operate on a regular weekday schedule on Friday, January 28 and on a regular weekend schedule on Saturday, January 29 for as long as weather and road conditions safely permit.”
However, NJ Transit riders could see delays, detours and service cancellations if storm conditions intensify, the agency added.
One of those changes came shortly after NJ Transit issued its advisory on Friday. According to transit officials:
“Due to severe winter weather which is expected to impact the area, NJ Transit will temporarily suspend all bus, River Line and Access Link services at the start of the service day on Saturday, January 29. Service is expected to resume later in the day as it is safe to do so. NJ Transit will communicate the resumption of these services following an assessment of the impacts of the storm. It is important that local, county and state roads are kept free of vehicular traffic to the extent possible. possible to expedite snow removal, which will allow service to resume sooner Train, Newark Light Rail and Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service on Saturday will remain on regular weekend schedules as long as conditions allow safe operation Customers may see the possibility of delays, detours and potential service cancellations following the impacts of the storm.
Commuters are encouraged to watch njtransit.com, watch social media or check the NJ Transit mobile app for the latest service information.
Need to counter-honor a ticket? Here’s what you need to know, NJ Transit said Friday:
- Cross-honoring will be in effect for rail, light rail, NJ Transit bus and private bus service on Saturday, January 29. Customers should check njtransit.com for updates.
- Beginning Saturday, January 29 for bus route #197 customers, NJ Transit rail will honor bus passes and tickets on Port Jervis line trains to/from Harriman, Tuxedo and Sloatsburg to the end of the service day on Sunday. Bus service to/from Warwick, NY will depart/terminate at West Milford Park & Ride due to weather conditions.
- For example, customers who normally take the bus from Rutherford to Port Authority Bus Station can use their bus pass or ticket for the train from Rutherford to New York Penn Station. Customers using their tickets or passes to travel to a destination other than the destination printed on their original ticket will be subject to the appropriate additional fare, if applicable.
NJ Transit has warned riders to exercise extreme caution around bus stops, stations and facilities as slippery conditions may exist.
Customers should also build extra travel time into their schedules to mitigate the effects of any potential delays or cancellations, NJ Transit officials said.
According to NJ Transit, here’s what the agency is doing to prepare for the snowstorm.