Thursday, April 25, 2013
Fairmount Avenue will be closed near the train station until 9 a.m. Friday.
Chatham Borough sent out a notification through their new alert system Thursday warning those who use New Jersey Transit to expect delays Friday. Fairmount Avenue will be closed between 2nd Street and Railroad Plaza South starting at 8:30 p.m. Thursday. The closure is expected to end at 9 a.m. Friday morning. Railroad Plaza South is the entrance to the NJ Transit Chatham Station closes to the Chatham Borough Municipal Building. The train station will be accessible from the Main Street entrance, and road detours will be in place. Delays are expected in the area as Chathamites access the train station Friday morning.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
New Jersey Transit will cross-honor tickets beginning Wednesday afternoon.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a hazardous weather outlook warning for northern New Jersey, including the Chathams, and surrounding regions. A low-pressure system making its way through the Mid-Atlantic is approaching New Jersey. The storm could last until Friday, with snow and rain both expected and wind gusts up to 35 miles-per-hour in the area Wednesday. Snowfall is expected to begin early Wednesday, then mix with rain in the afternoon and return to snow by night. Two to four inches of snow are expected in the area, according to the NWS, and temperatures are predicted to be as high as the mid-40s this week. Lingering rainfall will end by Friday morning in the area. New Jersey Transit will begin cross-honoring tickets at 2…
Sunday, November 18, 2012
NJ Transit will continue to operate shuttle service out of Chatham, Madison and Convent stations.
Regular weekday midtown direct service will resume between Dover and New York Penn Station and Summit and New York Penn Station starting Monday, according to information on the New Jersey Transit website. Shuttle service will continue to operate once an hour between Summit and Hoboken, and between Chatham, Madison and Convent stations and Liberty State Park, with ferry service from there to Battery State Park. The Morris & Essex line also resumed regular weekend service on Saturday, including connecting Montclair-Boonton Line service to and from Hoboken. This is the first time the line has offered regular service since Tropical Storm Sandy hit the region on Oct. 29. Limited service resumed on Monday, Nov. 12. Complete eastbound and …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Buses will also run on an abbreviated schedule Wednesday.
Chatham Borough announced the charter bus service from the Chatham NJ Transit train station to midtown Manhattan will end Wednesday evening. The first bus will leave the train station at 6 a.m. and drop off commuters at 33rd Street and 8th Avenue. The bus will return from the same location in Manhattan at 5:30 p.m. The second bus will depart the train station at 7:10 a.m. and return at 6 p.m. There will be no third bus. The news comes two days after New Jersey Transit announced they have resumed limited train service on the Morris and Essex lines. NJ Transit still offers free shuttle and ferry service from Madison, Convent and Chatham stations to Weehawken and on to Pier 79 in Manhattan, or to Liberty State Park and on to Battery Park.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Service will be limited as transportation company continues to recover from Sandy.
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 …
Friday, November 9, 2012
NJ Transit spokesman said damage along Morris and Essex line was one of the worst seen.
New Jersey Transit spokesman John Durso, Jr. has no estimate for when rail service along the Morris and Essex line will resume. "The damage wrought on the M&E was amongst the worst suffered by any NJ Transit rail line in the state," Durso said in an email to Patch. "There are no estimates ... [for when] the M&E can safely resume service." To help residents commute to Manhattan, New Jersey Transit has established three methods of transportation free of charge starting Friday. Inbound service runs from 6 to 10 a.m., and outbound service runs from 4 to 8 p.m. Service includes: There are also buses available from the Madison and Chatham train stations for $20 roundtrip. Durso said crews are working to restore service along the Morris and Essex…
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Engineer to write a letter asking NJ Transit to address the ongoing issue.
Chatham Borough Council President James Lonergan had a question for Engineer Vincent J. DeNave at Tuesday's meeting. "Is there something we think we can do ... about all the bridge strikes in town?" Lonergan asked. "It's getting to the point of ridiculousness now. It's almost every week," he said. He was referring to truck drivers who have struck multiple New Jersey Transit bridge overpasses in town, including, most recently, a truck which hit the bridge across Fairmount Avenue. Bridges across Washington Avenue, Hillside Avenue and especially Watchung Avenue are also hit regularly by trucks. From July to August this year, the Watchung Avenue bridge was struck seven times. DeNave said he has spoken with NJ Transit about the bridge's …
Monday, October 8, 2012
The board of trustees will consider whether or not to remove policy for non-union members.
NJ Transit on Monday proposed eliminating a policy that allows unlimited free travel on rail, light rail, and bus lines for the agency's non-union employees, according to NJT Spokeswoman Nancy Snyder. The policy, which has been in effect for 30 years, will be considered by the NJT Board of Directors at their meeting Monday, Oct. 15. If approved by the board, it will be subject to Gov. Chris Christie's veto period, Snyder said. The change would go into effect on Jan. 1, 2013, resulting in non-union employees and non-union retirees no longer being able to use the transit system free-of-charge for personal purposes, according to a press release from NJT. “Moving forward, NJ Transit must continue to sufficiently consider the interests of our …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
NY man issued a summons for careless driving.
After nearly a month of inactivity, the Watchung Avenue overpass bridge was struck by a driver on Tuesday, Sept. 25. Patrolman Roy George with the Chatham Borough Police Department investigated the accident on Watchung Avenue at the New Jersey Transit overpass at about 11:50 a.m. on Sept. 25, police said. George found a truck driven by Wilfredo Cadiz, 60, of Flushing, N.Y., attenpted to pass underneath the bridge, but became lodged because the truck was too tall, according to police. Cadiz was able to back out from underneath the bridge, police said. Police issued Cadiz a summons for careless driving, according to police. The bridge was previously struck six times in July and August.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Transit spokesman says the Watchung Avenue overpass, which has been hit six times in two months, is safe for trains to travel.
New Jersey Transit spokesman John Durso, Jr. said the Watchung Avenue overpass is inspected and a speed restriction enforced on trains traveling between Summit and Chatham after each of the numerous hits to the bridge. "All bridges on NJ Transit’s network are inspected once a year," Durso said. "The last time the Watching overpass was fully inspected was April 10 of this year." In the meantime, Durso said the bridge is visually inspected after police inform them the bridge has been hit. Until inspectprs arrives "A speed restriction is in place on the bridge for rail traffic until the next inspection," Durso said. Two inspectors are dispatched to the scene of a bridge strike: A bridge inspector who looks for structural damage to the bridge…