Reopening New Jersey: NJ Transit returns to full weekday schedule

NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- New Jersey Transit has resumed full rail and light rail service after a break because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Capacity has been increased to improve distancing on board vehicles, which aligns with "The Road Back," New Jersey's roadmap for restoring economic health through public health.


Commuters had their say about whether or not they are concerned with the updated service.

"Not really as long as they follow CDC guidelines i believe it'll be just fine," commuter Luis Perez said.

The latest information from NJ Transit is available at www.njtransit.com/recovery.
NJ Transit also resumed full bus service, system-wide, and is monitoring ridership and developments closely.

Please visit the NJ Transit website for specific schedule information.

NJ TRANSIT has enhanced its cleaning efforts to include disinfecting vehicles every 24 hours. Hard surface cleaning and disinfecting typically include handholds, armrests, seating areas and restrooms.

Dr. William Holubeck, Chief Medical Officer at University Hospital, says safe riding is also a commuter's responsibility.

"Always wear masks, it protects you and other people," Holubeck said. "Wash hands, sanitizer ... if you're sick stay home."

All NJ Transit riders and staff are required to wear masks and enhanced cleaning of buses and trains will continue.

Customers must use trash receptacles to discard used face coverings and gloves in NJ TRANSIT stations or on vehicles.

Customers are also encouraged to purchase their tickets on the mobile app or at any Ticket Vending Machine.


Holubek has one more piece of advice. He says try to favor those off-peak trains if possible.

They give you the best chance possible of social distancing.

For updates, please visit njtransit.com.

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