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New Jersey Transit will resume full service of the Atlantic City Rail Line (ACRL) and the Princeton Branch (Dinky) on May 24 after being closed since September 2018 for positive train control installation and maintenance inspections, the agency announced today.
ACRL and Dinky have been subject to temporal service adjustments, including use of shuttle buses as an alternative service. In January, New Jersey Assemblymen Vincent Mazzeo and John Armato wrote to NJ Transit officials asking for a reopen date. The details of the line closures were not previously disclosed leading to the frustration of many commuters who have “endured crowded daily bus rides and length commutes for months on end,” they wrote.
“We understand that providing this timeline is so important to our customers’ ability to get their lives back to normal,’’ said New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner and NJ Transit Board Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti. “We know that customers were inconvenienced by the service disruptions to the ACRL and the Dinky and I’m pleased that those disruptions will be ending soon.'’