NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT continues the installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment on its rail fleet throughout the state. To accommodate this critical safety upgrade, all service on the Atlantic City Rail Line (ACRL) will be temporarily suspended beginning Wednesday September 5th, and off-peak one-seat Raritan Valley Line (RVL) service, will be temporarily suspended beginning Monday September 10th. It is anticipated that these services will resume in early 2019. Throughout this time period, ACRL customers will have alternate travel options with discounted fares to and from Philadelphia. This temporary suspension is required for PTC installation to continue on rail cars and on the railroad right-of-way.
“We regret the inconvenience this will cause our customers on the RVL and ACRL. That’s why we’ve maintained the same level of RVL service to/from Penn Station New York with connections at Newark Penn, and are offering a range of options with discounted fares to and from Philadelphia to continue meeting the travel needs of our ACRL customers,’’ said Executive Director Kevin Corbett.
“We have made substantial progress on our PTC project and we’re continuing to ramp up installation – in fact, our PTC project completion percentage has increased from 13% to 52% in the last three months alone. As we push to complete PTC installation, I ask for customers’ patience during this process as the end result is a safer railroad for everyone.”
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