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Pascack Valley Line: Additional Service Adjustments to Advance Positive Train Control (PTC) - Effective Immediately
October 05, 2018


Ten-percent discount on NJ TRANSIT rail fares for travel in November, December and January

To continue accelerating the installation of the federally-mandated Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment on its rail fleet to meet federal year-end milestones, NJ TRANSIT is making a final set of rail service adjustments. 
During this time, some trains will be temporarily discontinued or have changes of origin/destination impacting customers along the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line, Morris & Essex, Montclair-Boonton and the Main and Bergen County lines.  Other trains throughout the system will have schedule and/or station stop adjustments. These schedule adjustments are temporary with the restoration of regular service anticipated in mid-January 2019.

The ten-percent discount applies to NJ TRANSIT rail service ONLY and does NOT apply to Metro-North service.



Train 1618, the 7:59 a.m. departure from Spring Valley to Hoboken. (Metro-North express)

  • Earlier option departs Spring Valley at 7:37 a.m.
  • Train 1620 moves 5 minutes earlier to depart Spring Valley 4 minutes later than the discontinued 1618.  Metro-North customers arrive in Hoboken 13 minutes later than the current 1618.


Train 1639, the 7:20 p.m. departure (M-TH) from Hoboken to Spring Valley (Metro-North express)

  • Earlier option departs at 6:48 p.m.
  • Later option departs at 7:29 p.m.

Note: Train 9653 which currently operates only on Friday afternoons and before specific holidays (departing Hoboken at 2:58 p.m.) will operate only on 11/21, 12/21.  On those dates, Train 1633 (departing Hoboken at 5:58 p.m.) will not operate.

Please visit for project updates and a complete list of service adjustments by rail line.

Important Note: Customers are strongly encouraged to view the full rail timetables for all travel options as schedule adjustments, including departure/arrival times and station stops, will be made throughout the system.

We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your patience. 

For 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.