Atlantic City Rail Line to Reopen on Friday, May 24th

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New Jersey Transit officials have announced when the Atlantic City Rail Line (ACRL) will resume full service.

At an NJ Transit meeting in Cherry Hill on Wednesday, February 27th, Executive Director Kevin Corbett announced that the ACRL will resume full service on Friday, May 24th.

“We understand just how much our customers depend on the service we provide on these two rail lines. The decision to temporarily suspend service on the ACRL and the Princeton Dinky was not made lightly, but we’ve remained committed to restoring service as soon as we possibly could,” said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Kevin Corbett. “Thank you to all of our customers for their patience, which allowed us to accelerate the installation of Positive Train Control and meet the required year end federal milestones. We look forward to, once again, providing our ACRL and Princeton Dinky customers a predictable and reliable rail service they deserve.”

Earlier this week Governor Phil Murphy demanded by the end of the week a date for when the ACRL will reopen.

Corbett said that the ACRL would be operational sometime in the second quarter of 2019. Trains haven’t been running since September due to a federally mandated emergency braking system that needed to be in place by December 31st, 2018.

Atlantic City customers are getting discounts on tickets for alternate bus and rail lines.

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