Winter storm forces service changes, suspensions on NJ Transit, Amtrak, SEPTA

NEWARK, New Jersey (WPVI) -- The winter storm is prompting some travel disruptions in the Philadelphia region on Monday and Tuesday.


NJ TRANSIT will resume regular weekday schedules for most services in South Jersey on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, but due to continuing significant impacts of the snowstorm, services in North and Central Jersey will resume operations with delayed starts as weather conditions permit.

Systemwide cross honoring will be in effect for rail, bus and light rail tickets as well as on PATH at Newark Penn Station, Hoboken and 33rd St. and private carrier buses.

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Customers may see trains and light rail vehicles operating during the service day tomorrow, those cars are operating without passengers to keep catenary wires and rail lines free of snow and ice.
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Beginning at 3 p.m. ET on Monday, Feb. 1, all Amtrak service between New York (NYP) and Boston (BOS) and New York (NYP) and Albany, N.Y. (ALB). will be suspended due to the Metro North railroad closure.

Amtrak will continue operating modified service on select routes in the Northeast on Tuesday, Feb. 2 due to inclement weather, including:
Acela Service (Boston - New York - Washington, DC)
Northeast Regional Service (Boston - New York - Washington, DC - Virginia)
Keystone Service (Harrisburg - Philadelphia - New York)
Empire Service (New York - Albany)


SEPTA is making the following changes due to the winter storm.

The Market-Frankford (MFL) and Broad Street (BSL) Lines will continue to operate Owl buses overnight Sunday into Monday. If customers must travel during the inclement weather, their best bet is to take the MFL and BSL. These lines are SEPTA's workhorses, and the Authority will do everything possible to keep this service available for riders.

The City Trolley Tunnel will remain open overnight Sunday into Monday. SEPTA has been closing the tunnel during overnight hours since December to allow time for crews to perform maintenance work and deep cleanings at stations. This will provide an option for service that is out of the elements.

At this time, there will be no changes to Norristown High Speed Line or Regional Rail schedules. However, delays and trip cancellations are possible. Regional Rail continues to operate on a limited schedule due to COVID-19, with hourly service on most lines.

Bus detours and cancellations are expected as road conditions deteriorate. SEPTA will focus on keeping priority routes open to preserve access to essential jobs and services.


Dozens of delays and cancellations were reported at Philadelphia International Airport Monday.

Travelers and those picking up travelers are encouraged to check their flight status and road conditions before leaving for the airport on Monday and Tuesday. Call your airline, get updates at 1-800-PHL-GATE (745-4283), or check the PHL International Airport The airport has brined onsite roadways, with snow removal and deicing operations planned for the duration of the event.
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