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Alternate Service Options Remain in Effect Until Service Resumes





February 27, 2019





CHERRY HILL, NJ – NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Kevin Corbett today announced the Atlantic City Rail Line (ACRL) and the Princeton Branch (Dinky) will resume full service on Friday, May, 24th.  Executive Director Corbett made the announcement to customers at a forum at the Cherry Hill Municipal Building.




“Providing a clear date of restoration is the right thing to do for our customers, so that they can regain the use of the service and the confidence in its reliability, which are both so critical to their mobility,’’ said Governor Murphy. “I am pleased to see that the Princeton Dinky, which is so important to thousands of commuters, and the Atlantic City Rail Line, which is a key part of the life blood of the Jersey Shore, will be operating in time for Memorial Day weekend and the kickoff to the summer tourism season.”




“We understand that providing this timeline is so important to our customers’ ability to get their lives back to normal,’’ said New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti. “We know that customers were inconvenienced by the service disruptions to the ACRL and the Dinky and I’m pleased that those disruptions will be ending soon.'’




“We understand just how much our customers depend on the service we provide on these two rail lines.  The decision to temporarily suspend service on the ACRL and the Princeton Dinky was not made lightly, but we’ve remained committed to restoring service as soon as we possibly could,” said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Kevin Corbett.  “Thank you to all of our customers for their patience, which allowed us to accelerate the installation of Positive Train Control and meet the required year end federal milestones.  We look forward to, once again, providing our ACRL and Princeton Dinky customers a predictable and reliable rail service they deserve.”





NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 925,000 weekday trips on 251 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 166 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.