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The Atlantic City—Philly rail line is coming back

The NJ Transit service returns next month

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After eight months of suspended service, NJ Transit plans to bring back the Atlantic City Rail line just in time for Memorial Day Weekend.

The rail, which runs from Atlantic City to 30th Street Station, returns May 12—nearly two weeks earlier than the previous May 24 start date.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy made the announcement Wednesday, saying the transit agency plans to add two more trains to the service, which will arrive in Philly before 12 p.m., according to Press of Atlantic City. He said the goal was to get the rail service open before the popular Memorial Day travel weekend.

The line has been shut down since September to give NJ Transit time to install federally mandated safety measures. They planned originally to open in January, but kept pushing the date back due to a lack of engineers and equipment, WHYY wrote in February.

You can see the new schedule here.

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