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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Atlantic City Rail Line will reopen Friday, May 24, New Jersey Transit announced Tuesday.

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The ACRL and the Princeton Branch will resume full service.

All alternate service options will remain in effect until the rails reopen.

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The announcement comes after New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy demanded an exact reopen date.

The line was shut down in September for safety improvements, which were completed in December.

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New Jersey Transit says equipment and engineer shortages are to blame for the continued closure.