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NJ Transit Announces Complete System Shutdown Due to Blizzard

Update: NJ Transit announced a complete system shutdown effective 2 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23. Service will resume when weather permits. See more here

New Jersey Transit announced Friday morning it will offer full, system-wide cross-honoring of passes and tickets this weekend, in light of the forecasted blizzard. They plan to operate under a regular weekend schedule.

Cross honoring means customers will be able to use their tickets or passes on any travel mode including train, bus and private bus and light rail.

Here is more information; read the full message by clicking here:

“To give customers additional travel options during the expected winter weather conditions, NJ TRANSIT will offer full system-wide cross-honoring beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, January 23, enabling customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode – rail, light rail or bus – including private bus carriers.

For example, 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. Similarly, customers who normally take the bus between Atlantic City and Lindenwold may use the Atlantic City Rail Line instead at no additional charge. 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 will also continue to closely monitor the crowds at New York Penn Station, Hoboken Terminal and the Port Authority Bus Terminal and make adjustments to service as necessary.

The corporation is preparing to minimize disruptions and delays to the extent possible. Rail and light rail crews and equipment are on standby to quickly respond to downed trees, power outages or other issues that may arise. In addition, NJ TRANSIT will be positioning locomotives at strategic locations across the rail system to rapidly respond in the event of a disabled train.

Customers are advised of the following:

Systemwide: NJ TRANSIT plans to operate a regular weekend schedule on Saturday, January 23 and Sunday, January 24. Depending on the impact of the storm, it may be necessary for NJ TRANSIT to modify service as conditions change.

Bus Service: While every effort will be made to continue operating bus service throughout the state, customers may experience delays or detours on their routes in the event of extreme winter weather conditions. Customers are advised to plan accordingly and anticipate disruptions to bus service.”

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