NJ Transit Isaias cleanup: Several lines still out, some on weekend schedules

Several of NJ Transit’s rail lines will stay out of service Thursday due to a combination of storm-blown trees down on rails and issues with signal systems and power lines, according to the utility.

The Morris & Essex Lines, Montclair-Boonton Line, Gladstone Branch and North Jersey Coast Line will not yet resume service, but NJ Transit has gotten the Northeast Corridor Line, Raritan Valley Line, Main-Bergen County Line, Port Jervis Line and Pascack Valley Line back up and running, albeit on weekend schedules, according to a prepared statement Wednesday evening from NJ Transit. The restoration followed a complete shutdown of rail service Tuesday.

The Atlantic City Rail is running as usual, according to the statement.

NJ Transit “crews have made significant progress clearing hundreds of downed trees and overhead wires throughout the state following Tuesday’s intense rain and wind storm,” according to the statement. The lingering closures will be in effect “as crews are working around the clock to clear trees, repair signal systems and restore overhead wires, which power the trains.”

Isaias aftermath: 200k Shore residents brace for second night without power

As Tropical Storm Isaias moved through the area Tuesday, more than 300 trees fell across NJ Transit’s rail lines, according to the statement.

Bus and light rail are running as normal and cross-honoring is in effect with PATH trains at Newark Penn Station, Hoboken and 33rd Street, as well as with “light rail, bus and private carriers,” according to the statement.

NJ Transit encouraged riders to visit their website for the latest updates and advisories.

Alex N. Gecan: 732-547-1365; agecan@gannettnj.com; @GeeksterTweets