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Glen Ridge Station: Boarding Changes due to Slippery Rail Conditions - Autumn 2018


Falling leaves and wet weather conditions during the autumn months have the potential to cause “slippery rail” conditions when fallen leaves are crushed by train wheels.  The crushed material becomes pectin, an oily residue that can make it difficult for trains to gain or maintain traction, maintain proper speeds or climb steep grades.

Glen Ridge Station is located at the bottom of a steep hill to its west.

Effective Monday, October 15, NJ TRANSIT will begin stopping westbound trains at the far east end of the westbound platform to improve the ability of westbound trains to gain speed and traction prior to reaching the hill. 

NJ TRANSIT will continue this procedure through the end of November.

Customers disembarking at Glen Ridge Station on westbound (outbound) trains must be in the first two cars of the train.  Please board the first two cars at your origin station (i.e. New York/Newark) to avoid having to walk through the train.

We appreciate your understanding as we work to mitigate the effects of slippery rail.

For information and language assistance, please call NJ TRANSIT Customer Service at (973) 275-5555 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.