Port Jervis and Pascack Valley Lines: NJ TRANSIT Begins Installing Video Cameras in Train Cars for Customer Safety and Security
NJ TRANSIT is installing video cameras in customer areas of rail cars beginning with the Metro-North rail fleet operating on the Port Jervis and Pascack Valley Lines. The installation of video cameras on the first Metro North coach has been completed.
These cameras will improve customer and crew safety and aid investigations as well as help deter behaviors that could affect safe train operations.
It is important to note that these cameras do not record audio in the customer areas of the rail car. Signage will be posted at both ends of the coach to inform customers that the car is equipped with this video system.
NJ TRANSIT has already completed installation of a separate video system of outward and inward facing cameras on its rail fleet as well as Metro-North’s fleet of cab cars and locomotives. The outward-facing cameras are used to record track and wayside activities and the inward-facing cameras are used to record the engineer’s control area.
NJ TRANSIT anticipates continuing the installation of customer-area video systems on additional rail lines in the near future.
For more information and language assistance, please call NJ TRANSIT Customer Service at (973) 275-5555 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.