NJ Transit ridership drops as storm intensifies

Fewer people are riding New Jersey Transit buses and trains during the storm.

NJ Transit spokesman John Durso Jr. says ridership on the rails and roads is significantly lower than an average weekday.

Durso says there will be train cancellations and buses will be detoured as the day goes on.

Buses are reporting delays of up to 45 minutes system wide.

Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line trains are operating up to 15 minutes behind schedule.

There are cancellations on the Morris & Essex, Main/Bergen, Montclair-Boonton and Pascack Valley lines.

Buses and trains are cross-honoring tickets through all day Friday.

On the roads the New Jersey Department of Transportation spokesman Joe Dee is urging people to stay off the roads. “The snow has come down pretty fast and furious overnight and so even though some of our roads like the interstates and the turnpike were down to blacktop in places, other places it’s snow covered. So if you’re out there go slow, but the best advice is to hold off on travel.” 

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Phil Gregory contributed to this report

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