UPDATE: RAILROAD MAINTENANCE NOW SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY
UPDATE FOR 5/17/2018: NEW JERSEY TRANSIT INFORMED THE BOROUGH THAT MAINTENANCE IS NOW SCHEDULED TO COMMENCE IN PALMYRA ON OR ABOUT TUESDAY NIGHT, MAY 22ND AND WILL CONTINUE FOR 2 – 3 NIGHTS.
Workin’ on the railroad, all the livelong – night!?!
New Jersey Transit and their contractor Bombardier have advised the Borough that maintenance to the railroad track bed – the ties and ballast — will be performed in our community beginning on or about Sunday night, April 29th and continue for approximately 3 nights.
Unfortunately, the work must be performed at night and in the early morning hours between 10:00 PM and 5:00 AM, coinciding with the period that freight trains use the line.
This work was last completed in 2015 and is necessary to maintain the tracks in a state of good repair.
It was our hope however, that the work could be performed during the day but that is not possible unfortunately.
The contractor is presently working on the tracks in Cinnaminson and will move onto Riverton immediately after completing the work in Palmyra.
The Palmyra Police Department will be distributing additional information. Residents are also encouraged to check back here for any updates.