SEPTA and NJ Transit put service on hold indefinitely
October 29, 2012By Tom MacDonald
Because of the storm, SEPTA and NJ Transit have suspended all service until further notice.
SEPTA's Richard Maloney says the transit agency shut down all trains, busses, subways and trolleys shortly after midnight to avoid problems connected to the rain and winds of Hurricane Sandy.
"It's in the best interest of the safety of our customers and our employees and we want to protect our equipment as well so we can resume service hopefully sometime on Tuesday," said Maloney.
Maloney says SEPTA will continue to monitor the storm and will decide after the worst passes when to resume operations.
"Prediction of the storm is quite unusual. We are expecting it to last longer than most tropical storms or hurricanes," said Maloney. "We really can't make an educated decision until Tuesday when we see the storm finally getting out of the area."
The only exception will be paratransit service for dialysis patients that will stay running as long as they can safely do so.
Commuters are advised to monitor SEPTA.org and NJTransit.com to keep up on the latest developments.