May 13, 2019
NJ Transit reopened service on trains between Atlantic City and Philadelphia on Sunday after months of the service being suspended.
The Atlantic City Rail Line was stopped for eight months while the railroad installed a new safety system. It initially was expected to reopen Memorial Day Weekend, however New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced last month it would open two weeks early.
Service on the ACRL has expanded from three to five trains departing before noon from Atlantic City to Philly to account for morning rush hour. The wait times between trains also will be reduced to no more than two hours between trains during daytime service.
The line had been closed since September 2018, following a collision between a train and a motorist that killed one person and left another injured.
NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Kevin Corbett and executive staff are at Atlantic City Rail Terminal welcoming customers back onto the ACRL. Thank you to our customers for their patience as we worked to get the ACRL restored.— NJ TRANSIT (@NJTRANSIT) May 13, 2019
Executive Director Kevin Corbett rode with ACRL customers this morning on an inaugural train from Philadelphia to Atlantic City Rail Terminal. Today marks the restoration date for the Atlantic City Rail Line. pic.twitter.com/xDtMyovT2R— NJ TRANSIT (@NJTRANSIT) May 12, 2019
Dinky service between Princeton University and Princeton Junction also reopened this weekend. It had been closed since October while that line had a safety system installed, as well.