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River Line suspended due to emergency wheel repairs

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Service on NJ Transit’s River Line will be temporary suspended starting Friday after the agency announced it will begin “emergency mechanical inspections and repairs” to a fleet of light rail trains

The River Line connects Trenton to Camden by way of communities located along the Delaware River.

Some wheels on a light rail vehicle “failed to meet the required safety standards” during a scheduled safety inspection.

“A preliminary inspection indicates there was a defect in a single batch of wheels delivered by the original manufacturer,” NJ Transit said in a statement. “Out of an abundance of caution, a comprehensive inspection is being conducted on every wheel of each vehicle which is a highly labor intensive process.”

NJ Transit did not say when it expected the inspection and repairs to be completed

“Customers will be accommodated by special express bus service between the four highest ridership stations as well as existing local bus service operating along the River Line route,” NJ Transit said.

The four highest ridership stations - Trenton Transit Center, Florence, Beverly/Edgewater Park and Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden - serve more than half of the daily River Line ridership. Most other stations will be served by existing local bus service, the agency said

Customers at Burlington South, Delanco, Cooper Street and Entertainment Center (BB&T Pavilion in Camden) are advised to use other stations as no local bus routes service those stations, the agency said.

https://www.nj.com/news/2019/06/nj-transit-halts-river-line-service-for-emergency-inspection-repairs-of-train-wheels.html

Shuttle bus info: https://www.njtransit.com/sa/sa_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=CustomerNoticeTo&NoticeId=2575

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