Transit strike in New Jersey possibly affecting Newark airport train

Possible transit strike to affect Newark airport train

NEW JERSEY — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have warned passengers of a strike in the coming weeks.

In the event of a mid-March NJ Transit rail stoppage, the Port Authority will be cross-honoring NJ Transit rail passengers on PATH trains as capacity allows, and is preparing at its bridges, tunnels and bus stations to handle an expected increase in riders and vehicles, including buses, where possible.

The statement says, “Given the regional transportation network’s inability to accommodate all NJ Transit rail riders affected by a potential rail stoppage, which could come as soon as Sunday, March 13, commuters should expect significant congestion and are urged to leave extra time at the Lincoln and Holland tunnels, PATH rail stations and the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Heavier traffic also is anticipated at the George Washington Bridge and Staten Island bridges.

“At Newark Liberty, with no rail service along the Northeast Corridor (NEC), travellers should expect delays and seek alternative transportation to and from the airport. With anticipated road congestion, air travelers also should allow extra travel time to John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty International airports. Travelers can check with Amtrak at amtrak.com/train-schedules-timetables for information on its service to Newark Liberty.”

For information visit njtransit.com.