NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Trains are once again making their way from New Jersey into New York City, good news for those who have to get back to work in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
According to a statement from NJ Transit, trains are rolling into Penn Station again effective today, although the Northeast Corridor Line is running on a special schedule between Trenton and New York Penn Station: http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/NEC_WITH_NY.pdf
A power loss this morning resulted in some lines being shut down, but the affected lines are New Jersey Coast Line, Raritan Valley Line and the Main Line. Commuters in The Alternative Press coverage area are not affected by the power loss.
NJ Transit rail passes will be cross honored on NJ Transit buses. Bus service is running as follows:
Buses are operating on 68 bus routes in northern New Jersey and 18 bus routes in southern New Jersey, providing service over the entire routes with no detours or truncations. For a complete list, click here.
Partial service is operating on 58 bus routes in northern New Jersey and 17 routes in southern New Jersey, with detours or truncations due to ongoing impacts from Hurricane Sandy. For a complete list, click here.
Bus service on routes not listed remains suspended until further notice. Power outages in local communities have resulted in the loss of traffic control devices critical to safe operation in some areas. Downed tree limbs and power lines continue to make many roads impassable. Personnel are in the field reviewing and assessing these conditions in order to ensure that service is restored as soon as it becomes safe to do so, according to a statement from NJ Transit.
Currently, tunnels to the city are open, but the Port Authority has imposed an HOV restriction that specifies cars need three or more passengers to enter Manhattan between 6 a.m. and midnight. Vehicles with fewer passengers are being turned away from the tunnel. This restriction does not currently apply to the George Washington Bridge.
The Holland Tunnel is open to commuter buses only, Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m., and from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Ferries are running again, according to the Port Authority, and are operational from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. between the World Financial Ferry Terminal and Paulus Hook, Weehawken and Hoboken North.
PATH trains are out of service until further notice.