Mass Transit Serving South Orange Suspended Due to Storm

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SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – Mass transit serving South Orange is being shut down in anticipation of landfall by Hurricane Sandy, according to transit and local authorities.

Jitney service has been canceled for Monday, the South Orange Parking Authority announced at 4:40 p.m. Saturday. Seton Hall University will suspend its SHUFly service and its SAFERIDE program effective at 10 p.m. Saturday, according to an email sent by university public safety and security shortly before noon on Saturday.

NJ Transit began implementing a systemwide shutdown of all rail, light rail, bus and Access Link service at 4 p.m. The shutdown will be completed by 2 a.m. on Monday.

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According to the NJ Transit website, the last service from Penn Station New York will be Train 6945, leaving at 11:11 p.m. and stopping in South Orange at 11:48 p.m. Train 6942 will be the last train departing Dover, leaving at 10:06 p.m. and stopping in South Orange at 10:57 p.m. It arrives in New York at 11:39 p.m.

NJ Transit authorities said systemwide cross-honoring of all rail, bus and light rail tickets will be in effect starting  Monday after midnight and continuing through Wednesday, 6 a.m.

According to the website, “Following the conclusion of the storm, NJ Transit will assess the status of the system and test critical infrastructure before making any decisions regarding the potential resumption of service.”

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