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Hurricane Irene caused the cancellation of a lot of flights and put the brakes on a lot of trains. Fortunately, most rail services are expected to resume Tuesday morning.

SEPTA

Service on SEPTA’s Trenton Regional Rail line will resume on Tuesday, August 30, 2011. Trains will originate and terminate at SEPTA’s Levittown Station based on their current, scheduled times.

Trains #7406, #7408 and # 9720 are cancelled. Train #7534 will operate as a local train, and make all stops.

For alternate routes: http://www.septa.org/stations/rail/alternate-service/trenton-cc.html

Amtrak

Most Northeast Regional service will operate south of Philadelphia, but no Acela Express, Northeast Regional or other Amtrak trains can operate north of Philadelphia to New York.

As of early this Monday evening, about a half-mile of Amtrak right-of-way remained submerged near Trenton, N.J. As the water levels recede, Amtrak engineering forces will make repairs to the track and signal control infrastructure. Updates will continue to be provided and an estimate for restoration of full service south of New York is not yet available.

Therefore, full Amtrak Keystone Service and will operate only between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Penn. on Tuesday, Aug. 30, while the Pennsylvanian (Trains 42 & 43) will operate only between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia on that date.

Amtrak will continue to provide updates via Amtrak.com, the Customer Contact Centers, Facebook, Twitter and the news media.

Passengers who have paid for travel on canceled trains can contact Amtrak to receive refunds without fee or penalty or can rebook for future travel. If tickets have not yet printed, the refund/rebook can be done on Amtrak.com or the free Amtrak iPhone “app.”

Amtrak regrets any inconvenience.

Passengers are encouraged to call 800-USA-RAIL or visit Amtrak.com for schedule information and train status updates.

NJ Transit

Bus and light rail service will operate on a regular weekday schedule. Crews continue to work around the clock to make necessary repairs and reconstruct areas of the railroad damaged by the storm. As NJ TRANSIT works toward restoring the system to normal operation, customers are advised of possible delays and cancellations due to remaining storm damage.

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NJ TRANSIT is advising customers of the following:

Rail Service:

Northeast Corridor: Trains are expected to operate between New Brunswick Station and New York only, due to ongoing flooding at Trenton Transit Center. Service will remain suspended between Trenton and New Brunswick until further notice.
Northeast Corridor trains will operate every 20 minutes from New Brunswick to New York.
Northeast Corridor trains will operate hourly out of New York Penn Station to New Brunswick.

North Jersey Coast Line: Trains are expected to operate, subject to delays in both directions due to storm damage. In addition, 3500-series trains to/from South Amboy may be cancelled.

Raritan Valley Line: Trains are expected to operate, subject to delays in both directions due to storm damage.

Morris & Essex Lines: Trains are expected to operate on a regular weekday schedule tomorrow.

Main/Bergen County Line: Trains are expected to operate on a regular weekday schedule tomorrow. Customers who normally transfer at Secaucus for service to New York are advised to stay on the train to Hoboken to connect with PATH at no additional charge.

Port Jervis Line: Rail service willremain suspended due to flooding and storm damage between Suffern and Harriman.

Montclair-Boonton Line: Trains are expected to operate on a regular weekday schedule tomorrow between Hoboken/New York and Montclair State University Station at Little Falls. Service will be suspended between Little Falls and Mountain Lakes due to storm damage.

Pascack Valley Lines: Trains are expected to operate on a regular weekday schedule tomorrow. Customers who normally transfer at Secaucus for service to New York are advised to stay on the train to Hoboken to connect with PATH at no additional charge.

Atlantic City Rail Line: Trains will operate on a regular weekday schedule tomorrow.

Bus Service:

Bus service will operate on a regular weekday schedule tomorrow.
Some routes may be subject to delays, detours or cancellations due to local flooding.
Bus service to/from Willowbrook Mall and Mothers Park/Ride both in Wayne may be suspended due to flooding.
Bus routes 194 and 196 remain suspended due to flooding along the Route 23 corridor.
For a complete list of bus service adjustments, view Travel Alerts & Advisories.

Light Rail Service:

Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and Newark Light Rail will operate on a regular weekday schedule.
River Line will operate on a weekend schedule tomorrow until Wednesday.

Access Link:

Access Link Paratransit Service will operate trips as scheduled tomorrow.

Systemwide Cross-Honoring in Effect:

To give customers additional travel options, NJ TRANSIT will offer systemwide cross-honoring, enabling customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode – rail, bus or light rail, PATH and private carrier buses.

Important Travel Information:

Before starting your trip, visit njtransit.com for up-to-the-minute service information.
Allow plenty of extra time travel time. Delays and service changes are possible.
Listen closely to public address announcements at stations for late-breaking service information.

Reported by Elizabeth Hur, CBS 3

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