NJ Transit director says Atlantic City service will return by Jan. 1

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — NJ Transit Executive Director Kevin Corbett assured riders of the agency’s Atlantic City Line that the upcoming closure for positive train control installation will not be permanent, with the line reopening by Jan. 1, 2019.

“I know there’s been concern and skepticism that this is a bait and switch. It is not,” Corbett said, as reported by the Press of Atlantic City, during a Monday news conference at the Atlantic City train station. “We’re not putting millions of dollars of PTC equipment in only to not start service again.”

NJ Transit’s service to Atlantic City will be suspended as of Sept. 5. [See "NJ Transit to shut down Atlantic City line for PTC installation," Trains News Wire, Aug. 6, 2018.] The Atlantic City Line is the only NJ Transit route being completely closed for PTC installation; Corbett said that was because bus service could provide an adequate temporary substitute for the line, which is not an option elsewhere.

Corbett, who became executive director in January, said 60 percent of equipment necessary for PTC installation has now been installed. At the start of the year, just 12 percent was in place.

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