New Jersey Transit announced it will resume limited midtown direct service along the Morris line beginning Monday.
This is the first time the line has offered service since Tropical Storm Sandy hit the region on Oct. 29.
Transportation Commissioner and NJ Transit Board Chairman James Simpson said emergency bus and ferry operations will continue into midtown and lower Manhattan despite train service resuming.
Service begins with the first train departing Denville at 4:07 a.m. and one train per hour within the 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. hours. Return trains will include three trains in the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. hours and two in the 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. hours.
Trains will service the Morris Plains, Morristown, Convent, Madison and Chatham stations throughout the day with service to Newark Broad Street, Secaucus Junction and New York Penn Station.
There will be no service on the Gladstone Branch or the Montclair-Boonton line, or from Morristown to Hoboken.
A complete schedule of the Morris & Essex Line's limited service is included in the Photos & Documents section of this article.
Other Transportation Options
NJ Transit also offers free bus and ferry service to and from the following locations as an alternative option for commuters:
- Free shuttle service between Morristown Station and Weehawken Ferry Terminal, with free ferry service between Weehawken and Pier 79 at West 39th Street.
- Free shuttle service between Convent, Madison and Chatham stations and Liberty State Park, with free ferry service between Liberty State Park and Battery Park.
- Free shuttle service between Maplewood Station and Liberty State Park, with free ferry service between Liberty State Park and Battery Park.
Several municipalities, including Madison and Chatham Borough, have chartered buses leaving from local train stations and arriving at midtown Manhattan.