New Jersey Transit will temporarily discontinue service beginning Tuesday, Sept. 4, on the Atlantic City Rail Line and off-peak, one-seat Raritan Valley Line.
The suspension of service is because New Jersey Transit is installing positive train control technology to monitor trains’ speed and location. This technology will activate braking to comply with speed restrictions and territorial limits.
Congress has set a Dec. 31 deadline for all railroad organizations to install PTC technology. New Jersey Transit has also asked the Federal Railroad Administration for a two-year extension to install PTC technology, which is contingent upon it making substantial progress this year.
Atlantic City Rail Line customers will have alternate travel options with discounted fares to and from Philadelphia.
Raritan Valley Line customers will be required to transfer to a New York City-bound train at Newark Penn Station.