Nor’easter snarls transit across tri-state area with bus, train service suspended

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As the second nor'easter in a week pulls away, the damage is done on area roads and transit systems, with travel expected to be complicated for the rest of the evening and possibly into the morning as well.

A winter storm warning remains into effect until Thursday morning. Here's an overview of how transit is being affected. Find our automatically updated transit-service feed at the bottom of this page:

NJ Transit Service:

Bus service was stopped at 4:30 p.m. It's anticipated to resume regular service on Thursday beginning at 4 a.m.

Rail service on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line and Pascack Valley Line is expected to operate on regular weekday service.

However, Raritan Valley, Atlantic City, Main/Bergen County, Port Jervis and Morristown, Gladstone Branch and Montclair Boonton lines were heavily impacted by the storm. Service updates on these lines will be announced as they become available.

Port Authority Bus Terminal:

The Port Authority Bus Terminal will close Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. due to the storm. It will reopen Thursday at 5:00 a.m.


Service is delayed or suspended on most lines.


The last eastbound electric train will depart Penn Station at 10:02 p.m.. The last westbound electric train will depart Babylon at 10:12 p.m. It will take approximately 4 hours to clear the wires from tracks.

There will be limited diesel train service on the Babylon Branch. Trains will operate every two hours in both directions, making all local stops between Jamaica and Babylon until the wires are cleared.

Westbound service has been restored on the Ronkonkoma Branch. It was also restored on the Port Jefferson Branch.


PATH is providing normal service on all lines. It is no longer cross honoring for NJ Transit customers.


Subways are running throughout the city. Some are delayed because of signal problems.


Amtrak is operating for a modified schedule. For information, head to their Twitter page.