New Jersey Transit will offer systemwide cross-honoring from 2 p.m. Wednesday until the end of the day Thursday due to the coming storm, NJ Transit announced Tuesday afternoon.
Customers who travel along the Montclair-Boonton, Morris-Essex and Raritan Valley lines will be able to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode—rail, bus or light rail.
Rail and light rail crews and equipment are on standby to quickly respond to downed trees, power outages or other issues that may arise, and NJ Transit will position locomotives at strategic locations in an effort to respond as quickly as possible should a train become disabled, officials said.
NJ Transit will continue to operate on a weekday schedule, depending on the impact of the storm, and delays and detours in bus service are possible, officials said.
NJ Transit advises travellers of the following:
- Visit njtransit.com or access its Twitter feed at @NJ_TRANSIT prior to starting your trip. In the event of delays or service adjustments, NJ TRANSIT will provide the most current service information via the My Transit alert system, which delivers travel advisories for your specific trip to your cell phone, PDA or pager. If you are not yet a My Transit subscriber, you can sign up at www.njtransit.com/mytransit. Service information is also available by calling (973) 275-5555 or from broadcast traffic reports;
- Listen closely to public address announcements at stations for late-breaking service information;
- Build additional travel time into your trip to a station, terminal or bus stop;
- Stairs, flooring and platforms can be slippery, so use caution when walking along wet surfaces or any outdoor surface exposed to the weather. Use extra care when boarding or exiting buses and trains;
- Report slippery or unsafe conditions to bus operators, train crews or NJ TRANSIT staff; and
- If you park, ensure your car is stocked with a snow brush and ice scraper so you can clear your car upon returning to the lot.