Weekend storm brings down tree onto wires, affecting certain NJ Jersey Transit rail lines

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Weekend storm brings down tree onto wires, affecting certain NJ Jersey Transit rail lines

Mar 14, 2022, 9:23amUpdated 7m ago

By: News 12 Staff

Work is ongoing along New Jersey Transit rail lines in Essex County after the weekend storm brought down a tree onto some wires.

The issue is effecting the same line as last Monday’s storm — the Morris & Essex Line.

The nasty weather over the weekend brought down a tree onto overhead wires, which resulted in additional damage along a section of the rail line near Mountain Station in South Orange.

It comes after NJ Transit says it’s crews worked around the clock installing temporary poles and new overhead wires near Maplewood following last Monday’s strong winds. The work was near completion, but then Saturday’s storm created the latest headache.

The Morris & Essex Line operates on limited service between South Orange and Penn Station. Gladstone Branch rail service is suspended until further notice due to ongoing repairs. Enhanced service will operate on the Montclair-Boonton Line.

Morris & Essex and Gladstone Branch tickets/passes will continue to be cross-honored on the Raritan Valley and Montclair-Boonton rail lines, as well as NJ Transit bus and private-carrier services.