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Atlantic City Rail Line to Resume Service May 12

May 24 Set for Resumption of Atlantic City Rail Line Service

By Press Release

ATLANTIC CITY – NJ TRANSIT has accelerated the restoration of service on the Atlantic City Rail Line (ACRL) May 12.  
The new date is nearly two weeks ahead of the agency’s target date and fulfills the commitment to have service operating prior to Memorial Day weekend, according to a release.
“Our economy relies upon our residents getting where they need to go reliably and safely, and Gov. Christie’s nearly decade-long mismanagement of NJ TRANSIT undermined the capacity of NJ TRANSIT to fulfill that responsibility,” stated Gov. Phil Murphy. “That is why I’m so pleased to announce the early restoration of the NJ TRANSIT Atlantic City Rail Line … which will allow our commuters to get to work, school, and back again, free of disruption. I applaud NJ TRANSIT’s leadership for their efforts to improve safety and restore service. Our residents and commuters deserve nothing less.”
“The importance of these rail lines was made abundantly clear during our town hall meetings. The needs of our customers remain our highest priority. I am pleased that we were able to restore reliable services to these regions ahead of schedule,” stated New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti.
“I am pleased we are able to restore service sooner than projected.  I know how critical these services are to those who rely on them,” stated NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Kevin Corbett.  “I did not want these rail lines to remain out of service for a minute longer than necessary, and I’m grateful that we’re able to resume service nearly two weeks ahead of schedule.  I want to acknowledge our employees’ hard work that made this possible, and thank our customers for their patience while we were able to successfully meet our interim 2018 Positive Train Control (PTC) requirements and complete necessary track replacement work on the ACRL.”
As part of an effort to provide more reliable and frequent service for Atlantic City area commuters, the ACRL will resume with an improved schedule to better match service with customer demand.
In response to customer feedback gained through NJ TRANSIT’s listening tour and enhanced customer focus, the new schedule includes an adjustment to a weekday morning peak period roundtrip which fills a gap in arrivals at Philadelphia 30th Street Station during the morning rush hour.
The agency will offer five trains that arrive in Philadelphia prior to noon, up from three, and reduce wait times between trains to a maximum of two hours throughout the service day. Similar adjustments have been made to the weekend schedule.

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