New Jersey Transit River Line light rail service is resuming regular weekday service on Monday, after around-the-clock testing and inspections of vehicle wheels over the last 48 hours.
A sufficient number of vehicles have successfully passed the safety inspections to resume regular weekday service, according to Transit. 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 – during the morning and afternoon peak periods to enhance capacity. Regular weekend service resumed on Saturday.
“When it comes to the safety of our customers and employees, we will not cut corners or take shortcuts,” Transit Executive Director Kevin Corbett said. “While the decision to comprehensively test every wheel on every vehicle was made out of an abundance of caution, it was the only responsible decision to make in the interest of safety. I want to thank our customers for their patience during this time and I applaud the outstanding effort by our River Line employees and our partners at Bombardier for their non-stop effort in restoring service as safely and quickly as possible.”
Express bus service between Trenton, Florence, Beverly/Edgewater Park, & WRTC will operate in both directions: every 30 minutes between 5:45 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
All River Line monthly passes and one-way tickets, as well as any Transit monthly bus passes and tickets will be accepted on board the express shuttle bus.