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NJ Transit offering more limited rail service

Monday, November 12, 2012
Commuters walk from a River Line train in the early morning Wednesday, April 2, 2008, in Trenton, N.J. It may be high fuel prices, a new ticketing system that makes it tougher to jump turnstiles or some other reason, but ridership has increased on the River Line and Patco, two commuter train lines that serve southern New Jersey. New Jersey Transit says weekday ridership on the River Line between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31  the most recent period with complete tallies  was up nearly 5 percent from the same period a year earlier. Even with weekend riders included, it was up 3 percent for the four-year-old system between Camden and Trenton. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Commuters walk from a River Line train in the early morning Wednesday, April 2, 2008, in Trenton, N.J. It may be high fuel prices, a new ticketing system that makes it tougher to jump turnstiles or some other reason, but ridership has increased on the River Line and Patco, two commuter train lines that serve southern New Jersey. New Jersey Transit says weekday ridership on the River Line between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31  the most recent period with complete tallies  was up nearly 5 percent from the same period a year earlier. Even with weekend riders included, it was up 3 percent for the four-year-old system between Camden and Trenton. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) (WPVI Photo)

New Jersey Transit is offering more limited service on the rails two weeks after Superstorm Sandy damaged tracks, signals and overhead wires.

The Morris & Essex lines, including Midtown Direct, Bergen and Port Jervis are operating. However, service remains suspended along the Gladstone Branch and Montclair-Boonton Lines.

Limited service also continues on the Northeast Corridor.

Trains into New York City remain extremely limited.

NJ Transit is encouraging rail passengers to continue to use buses and ferries.

PATH, meanwhile, is operating limited service between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. from Newark to 33rd Street in Manhattan.

 

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