• River Line: Temporary Suspension Due To Emergency Mechanical Repairs

  • Discussion related to New Jersey Transit rail and light rail operations.
Discussion related to New Jersey Transit rail and light rail operations.

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On Friday, June 7, 2019 and continuing until further notice River LINE service will be temporarily suspended due to emergency mechanical inspections and repairs to the fleet of light rail vehicles.

Customers will be accommodated by special express bus service between the four highest ridership stations as well as existing local bus service operating along the River LINE route.

During regularly scheduled inspections, some wheels on a light rail vehicle failed to meet the required safety standards. A preliminary inspection indicates there was a defect in a single batch of wheels delivered by the original manufacturer. Out of an abundance of caution, a comprehensive inspection is being conducted on every wheel of each vehicle which is a highly labor intensive process.

Special express shuttle bus service will operate between the four highest ridership stations along the River LINE (Trenton Transit Center, Florence, Beverly/Edgewater Park and Walter Rand Transportation Center). These four stations serve more than half of the daily River LINE customers. Most intermediate stations will be served by existing local bus service. Customers at Burlington South, Delanco, Cooper St. and Entertainment Center are advised to use other stations as no local bus routes service those stations.

FREQUENCY OF SPECIAL EXPRESS SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE (WEEKDAYS):

Express bus service between Trenton, Florence, Beverly/Edgewater Park, & WRTC will operate in both directions with the frequency shown below (approximate):

Every 15 minutes between 5:45am - 8:30am
Every 30 minutes between 8:30am - 4:00pm
Every 15 minutes between 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Every 30 minutes between 7:00pm - 9:30 pm