COVID-19 Re-Opening Policy

Black River & Western Railroad

Update, July 4, 2021:

The Transportation Security Administration ("TSA") order is in effect until further notice, requiring properly worn face masks for all staff and guests aboard public transportation. This order applies to BR&W staff and guests. 

Last Update: February 1, 2021

Our Commitment to Our Guests, Members, Staff and the Public

We at BR&W Railroad are committed to taking all necessary steps to maintain the health and safety of our Guests and Staff. To be successful, we need your help! Staff and Guests at BR&W are guests on private property, and are required to adhere to these rules and policies. By purchasing a ticket and / or visiting BR&W Railroad our Staff and Guests acknowledge their agreement with the following: 
Staff and Guests who have recently been exposed to COVID-19 or exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 (including fever of 100.4 degrees Farenheit or greater, cough, or shortness of breath) will not visit. Full refunds are available. 
Guests with underlying health conditions or other reason to be concerned about exposure to COVID-19 acknowledge their option to cancel or delay their visit to BR&W Railroad. Full refunds are available. 
Face coverings are required for all Staff and all Guests over the age of two (2) years. Staff or Guests who are unwilling to do so must postpone their visit until such time as this requirement may be lifted. The only exceptions to this requirement are 
Staff or Guests unable to wear a face covering for medical reasons. 
The picnic area at Bowne Station, and only when social distancing of six (6) feet or greater is maintained.  
Staff working alone or at a safe distance from others where Guests are not present, with approval from their Supervisor. 
Staff eating a meal while on break, not in the presence of Guests, and socially distanced from other Staff. 
No public restrooms are available on board the train or at Flemington Station. Please plan accordingly.
Staff must only come to Railroad property when pre-scheduled for a project, shift, or other assignment. Scheduling procedures will be distributed to Staff. 
Staff will work independently or in small, socially distanced groups. 
Staff or Guests that travelled to a state covered by the current State of New jersey travel advisory, will be restricted from entering railroad premises for fourteen (14) days from their return to New Jersey. Details about the current New Jersey travel advisory may be found at

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