When will Atlantic City Rail Line be back? Officials say not too long now

David Madden
December 05, 2018 - 5:32 pm
NJ Transit

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TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is promising better communication with those who depend on New Jersey Transit buses and trains as part of an ongoing upgrade of the service statewide.

Perhaps of most importance here is the installation of Positive Train Control, mandated by the federal government by the end of the month on the entire state rail system. That process has forced the shutdown of the Atlantic City Rail Line just after Labor Day.

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"When this administration came into office, installation of Positive Train Control technology was only 12 percent complete. That number today is, I believe, 95 percent complete," said Murphy. 

While confident the state will meet that deadline, no one can say exactly when service on the line down the shore will be restored. The latest estimate is just after the new year. 

Meanwhile, New Jersey Transit is unveiling improvements in getting service delays to commuters under a three word mantra: Engage, Inform and Improve.