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October 14 PTC UPDATE: North Jersey Coast Line: Additional Service Adjustments to Advance Positive Train Control (PTC) - Beginning Sunday, October 14, 2018
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. 

Beginning Sunday, October 14, 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.

North Jersey Coast Line (NJCL)

INBOUND to Newark/New York (temporarily discontinued)

Train 3500, the 7:00 a.m. arrival at PSNY from South Amboy

  • Alternate for local trips: Train 3208 departs Long Branch at 4:52 a.m. and makes all local stops to Rahway.  Transfer to NEC 3702 for local travel.
  • Alternate Rahway-PSNY: Train 3812 departs Trenton at 5:21 a.m. and makes local stops.
  • Alternate South Amboy to PSNY: Train 3310 departs Bay Head at 4:54 a.m. and makes all stops to Avenel, then expresses to Newark Penn Station and continues to PSNY.

OUTBOUND from Newark/New York (temporarily discontinued)

Train 3507, the 7:46 a.m. departure from PSNY to South Amboy

  • Alternate service is Train 3223, which departs PSNY at 7:44 a.m. to Long Branch.

Please visit njtransit.com/ptc 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.