NJT announces Atlantic City rail line will remain down into the New Year

David Madden
December 19, 2018 - 6:08 pm
Governor Phil Murphy announces NJ TRANSIT will meet federal positive train control deadline on December 17, 2018, at NJ TRANSIT’s Meadows Maintenance Complex.

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NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) -- For riders of the Atlantic City rail line, idled since September for installation of Positive Train Control, there’s news from New Jersey Transit. But probably not the news they’ve been waiting to hear.  

When will service resume?

In September it was just after the New Year. Now the company line is “early 2019.”

That, after announcing this week the PTC work needed to meet a preliminary federal mandate was 100 percent completed.

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We are simply awaiting their review and inspection of the line prior to our being able to open it,” NJT spokesman Nathan Rudy.

So 25 percent discounts that have been offered on several NJT alternatives, bus lines for the most part will be extended through January, because many people buy their tickets on a monthly basis.

The discounts were to expire at the end of the month.

Rudy could not say just how ridership’s been affected since the shutdown.

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