Monday, April 15, 2013
Additional officers, both in uniform and dressed in plain clothes, will patrol the transit system, according to spokesperson.
NJ Transit is in a "heightened state of alert" in response to several explosions reported at the Boston Marathon this afternoon, according to NJ Transit spokesman John Durso, Jr. “While there has been no specific threat made to our transit system at this time, NJ Transit police have deployed both uniformed and plain clothed officers to further patrol our system and keep our customers safe," Durso said in a press release. At least two people were killed and numerous people were injured in Boston this afternoon when there were two explosions within a mile of the Boston Marathon's finish line, according to Back Bay Patch. Another explosion was reported at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, however reports now indicate that that may have…
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Nearly 4 out of 5 post-Sandy survey respondents now say they would recommend transportation agency to friend, relative.
A new customer satisfaction survey of New Jersey Transit customer’s post-Superstorm Sandy has overwhelmingly endorsed the job the agency has been doing, according to an announcement by the Christie administration and the agency Tuesday. In the online survey conducted Feb. 4 through February 25, or during the third quarter of the agency’s fiscal year, nearly four in five customers, or nearly 14,000 participants on the agency's website (njtransit.com) said they would recommend NJ Transit to a friend or relative. The results mark a new high for the statewide public transit agency. The survey asked bus, rail, light rail and Access Link customers to rate the agency on a scale of 0 to 10 and asked riders to also consider 41 attributes of the …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Cross-honoring lasts from Wednesday, 2 p.m. until the end of the day Thursday.
New Jersey Transit will offer systemwide cross-honoring from Wednesday, March 6 at 2 p.m. until the end of the day Thursday, March 7 due to the coming storm, NJ Transit announced Tuesday afternoon. Customers will be able to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode—rail, bus or light rail. For example, customers who normally take the bus from Rutherford to the Port Authority Bus Terminal may use their bus pass on the train from Rutherford to New York Penn Station, and customers who normally take the bus between Atlantic City and Lindenwold may use the train instead, NJ Transit officials said. Rail and light rail crews and equipment are on standby to quickly respond to downed trees, power outages or other issues that may arise, …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
This includes bus and rail services.
Saturday, February 9
UPDATE: Following inspections, NJ Transit announced all rail services will be restored as of noon Saturday. ORIGINAL: Bus service in northern and central New Jersey has been restored as of 8 a.m. Saturday morning, Feb. 9, New Jersey Transit announced Saturday morning. All bus service in Mercer County and along the Route 9 corridor was restored as of 7 a.m., and remaining bus services were restored by 8 a.m. NJ Transit advises there will still be service delays and detours due to road conditions. Customers should leave plenty of time for travel. Rail and light rail service remain suspended while a full assessment is conducted, according to NJ Transit. Once the rails are deemed safe, the 12-hour restoration process can begin. Steps have …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Due to rapidly deteriorating weather conditions and in the interest of customer and employee safety, NJ TRANSIT will be suspending some bus, rail and Access Link service later this evening.
The following is a message from NJ TRANSIT: Due to rapidly deteriorating weather conditions and in the interest of customer and employee safety, NJ TRANSIT will be suspending some bus, rail and Access Link service later this evening. Customers are advised to check njtransit.com for the latest service information. Bus Service NJ TRANSIT bus service in northern and central New Jersey (all routes north of I-195) will be suspended as of 8 p.m. This includes all routes that serve Port Authority Bus Terminal and George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal, all routes that operate via U.S. Route 9, and all northern local bus routes. This service suspension will remain in effect until further notice, and will be lifted when buses can again safely …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Cross-honoring in effect for Feb. 8 and 9, which enables customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode—rail, bus or light rail.
With a blast of winter weather expected to hit New Jersey Friday, NJ TRANSIT today announced that system wide cross-honoring will be in effect for the entire service day Friday, Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 9. Cross-honoring enables customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode, including rail, bus or light rail. Customers who normally take the bus from Rutherford to the Port Authority Bus Terminal may use their bus pass or ticket on the train from Rutherford to New York Penn Station, for example. The latest estimate for Monmouth County from the National Weather Service (NWS) calls for snowfall in the five to ten inch range. Additionally, NJ TRANSIT is encouraging customers to consider traveling early on Friday due to the…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
NJ TRANSIT today released the identity of the man struck by a train on Saturday, Jan. 12.
Authorities have identified 41-year-old Miquel O'Neill of Keyport as the man who was struck and killed by a train near the Aberdeen-Matawan Train Station at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, according to NJ Transit Spokeswoman Nancy Snyder. The initial investigation showed that O'Neill went around the crossing gates on Atlantic Avenue as North Jersey Coast Line train 7277, en route to Long Branch, entered the station, according to NJ Transit. O'Neill was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries overnight. The cause of the incident remains under investigation, Snyder said.
Engineer's report states man was lying on tracks
A Long Branch man has been identified as the person who was struck and killed by a NJ Transit train on Monday afternoon in the city. The man has been identified as John Barney, 60, of North Fifth Avenue, according to NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder. Snyder said the engineer's report states that Barney "laid down on the tracks and made no attempt to move." She said the engineer saw Barney standing on the tracks, sounded the train's horn and applied the emergency brakes, but was unable to stop before hitting him. Snyder said the investigation into the incident is ongoing. This is the first train-related death in Long Branch since 17-year-old Long Branch resident Christian Butler was killed in April, 2011.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
He was transported to the hospital after the incident
A man was struck by a train near the Aberdeen-Matawan Train Station at about 10:30 Saturday night, according to NJ TRANSIT Spokeswoman Courtney Carroll. The initial investigation shows the man went around the crossing gates on Atlantic Avenue as North Jersey Coast Line train 7277, en route to Long Branch, entered the station, Carroll said. The adult victim was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, according to Carroll. He succumbed to his injuries overnight. Information on the identity of the victim was not yet available. Patch will update this article as more information becomes available.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Nine trains will be added to the popular commuter line, which was severely damaged during Sandy, officials say.
NJ TRANSIT rail service into New York City is slated to return to pre-Sandy levels on Jan. 14, according to a press release issued by the agency today. North Jersey Coast Line Starting Monday, the North Jersey Coast Line will operate nine additional trains, restoring the line’s service level to 96 percent of its pre-Sandy schedule. As of Friday, NJ TRANSIT is operating 101 of the 114 pre-Sandy scheduled trains along the North Jersey Coast Line, according to the press release. On Monday, NJ TRANSIT will be operating 110 of those 114 trains. Two of the added North Jersey Coast Line trains will operate between Long Branch and New York Penn Station, bringing NJ TRANSIT back to 100 percent of its pre-Sandy service level to and from New York. …