NJ TRANSIT is prepared to manage the first winter weather storm of the season that is forecasted to impact New Jersey today. NJ TRANSIT’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is open and monitoring the track of the winter weather and its potential effects on the Tri-State area. Additional personnel, including electricians, signal maintainers and station maintenance staff will remain on-call and available for rapid deployment to address any weather-related issues that may arise.
The storm, which is forecast to bring a wintry mix of heavy wet precipitation, has the potential to down trees or branches onto overhead power lines resulting in delays on rail and light rail systems. Personnel equipped with chainsaws will be on standby to quickly respond to reports of fallen trees and limbs. NJ TRANSIT is also strategically pre-positioning spare diesel locomotives at key locations along the rail system, including Summit and Hoboken, as an additional preventive measure.
NJ TRANSIT bus and Access Link operations are monitoring road conditions for any potential service impacts. As the storm unfolds, and as conditions warrant, NJ TRANSIT will immediately notify customers of any service disruptions, delays or changes. Customers are strongly advised to sign up for My Transit Alerts, which provide customized notifications via email or text message based on a customer’s preferred mode of travel. My Transit alerts can be accessed by creating a free account on njtransit.com.
In addition, customers are advised to monitor NJ TRANSIT’s mobile app, website and social media feeds on Twitter and Facebook, as well as tune in to broadcast traffic reports for the latest information.
For customers of the 196/197 Lines, bus service is originating/terminating at Greenwood Lake Park & Ride for today and tomorrow November 16th. NJ TRANSIT rail will cross honor their bus passes and tickets on the Port Jervis Line trains to/from Harriman, Tuxedo and Sloatsburg. Additionally, ShortLine Bus will also cross honor in Orange County, N.Y.
Snow fighting supplies and equipment across the state are stocked and ready to be deployed as conditions warrant.
NJ TRANSIT’s preparations for the winter weather season began long before the first snowflakes began to fall. Over the course of the fall, crews have been busy inspecting and winterizing infrastructure, equipment and stations to be in the best possible position to handle winter weather.
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