NJ Transit Optomistic Full Service Will Resume Friday

Though today’s winter storm impacted travel, NJ Transit Spokesperson William Smith told NJTV News Managing Editor Mike Schneider that he is optimistic that NJ Transit will be able to return to full service tomorrow.

Smith said it has been a busy day for NJ Transit and there have not been any significant problems across the system.

“At request of Essex County, Jersey City and Morris County, we were requested due to the snow removal process, that we suspend service. On the good news front, as of 4 p.m. we were able to restore service between Essex County and at 5 p.m. we began re-instituting service in Jersey City. The main thing was just to get those areas safety operating and we assume that we will be able to operate Morris County service tomorrow morning,” Smith said.

Some facilities were experiencing mechanical problems with the switches, such as New York Penn Station, where trains could not come in or out of the station, Smith said. He said that some of the Midtown Direct trains were diverted to Hoboken so customers could take the PATH line but as of this afternoon, service along the Midtown Direct had resumed.

Smith said that the Light Rail in Newark had some issues due to ongoing track issues, but that line has now resumed with a 10-minute delay.

“In NJ Transit owned waiting rooms, such as Hoboken terminal and Newark Penn Station, we are going to be open 24 hours, due to the inclement conditions. Today and all day tomorrow we will be cross-honoring system wide,” Smith said.