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NEW RAIL TIMETABLES TAKE EFFECT AUGUST 3

Customers encouraged to review new schedules

August 1, 2008
NJT-08-064

NEWARK, NJ — New rail timetables will take effect Sunday, August 3, as Amtrak advances their project to replace concrete ties on the Northeast Corridor. Rail schedules will change on all lines, except the Atlantic City Line. Customers are reminded to carefully review new timetables available online and at Customer Service offices.

On the Northeast Corridor, Amtrak has completed the replacement of concrete ties on Track 4, the outbound local track, between Jersey Avenue and Trenton stations. To date, crews have replaced about 15 miles of ties, allowing trains to return to normal speeds on this section of track.

This month, Amtrak crews will begin replacing ties on Track 1, the inbound local track, taking it out of service for several months. In preparation of this next phase of the project, a new Northeast Corridor timetable will take effect Sunday, August 3, reflecting slightly longer trip times for inbound trips originating in Trenton. (Some trains will depart Trenton, Hamilton and Princeton Junction stations up to five minutes earlier.)

As a reminder, until the tie replacement project is complete, one of four tracks will remain out of service between Jersey Avenue and Trenton stations—a 25 percent reduction in capacity that can limit our ability to work around certain operational issues (i.e. a disabled train or switch problem).

For schedule information, customers may visit www.njtransit.com or call 973-275-5555.

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