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NJ TRANSIT ADJUSTS WEEKDAY SCHEDULES EFFECTIVE JUNE 4, 2018

Service Adjustments Required To Advance Positive Train Control (PTC) Equipment Installation

 

NEWARK, NJ -- NJ TRANSIT continues installation of PTC equipment on its rail fleet.  To accommodate this critical safety upgrade, weekday rail schedules are being adjusted to allow for hardware components to be installed on locomotives and cab cars.  

 

Beginning Monday, June 4th, some trains will be temporarily discontinued or have changes of origin/destination. This will impact customers along the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line, Morris & Essex Lines, and Pascack Valley Line.  Other trains throughout the system will have schedule and/or station stop adjustments. These schedule adjustments are temporary and will be restored in early 2019.

 

“NJ TRANSIT understands that any change to the train schedule has an impact on the travel patterns of our customers,’’ said Executive Director Kevin Corbett. “We are doing everything in our power to install this important safety technology as quickly as possible.  I ask for customers’ patience during this process as the end result is a safer railroad for everyone.”  

 

The following trains will be temporarily discontinued or have a change in origin:  Customers are strongly encouraged to view the full timetables on njtransit.com for all travel options.

Northeast Corridor (NEC)

INBOUND

  • Train 5822, the 7:05 a.m. departure from New Brunswick to Newark Penn

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    • Earlier option departs at 6:59 a.m. (Limited additional capacity)

    • Later option departs at 7:10 a.m.

       

OUTBOUND

  • Train 3811, the 4:51 a.m. departure from PSNY to Trenton

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    • Earlier option departs at 4:17 a.m.

    • Later option departs at 5:07 a.m.

       

  • Train 5869, the 6:03 p.m. departure from Newark Penn to Trenton

    • Earlier option departs at 5:56 p.m. (Limited additional capacity)

    • Later option departs at 6:11 p.m.

North Jersey Coast Line (NJCL)

INBOUND

Customers may take alternate service to Secaucus and transfer to service to Hoboken at no extra charge

  • Train 2300, the 4:49 a.m. departure from Bay Head to Hoboken

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    • No earlier option between Bay Head and Long Branch. Earlier option departs Long Branch at 4:58 a.m. (Train 2300 departed Long Branch at 5:27am)

    • Later option departs Bay Head at 4:57 a.m.

       

  • Train 2602, the 6:05 a.m. departure from Long Branch to Hoboken

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    • Earlier option departs at 6:01 a.m.
    • Later option departs at 6:19 a.m.

 

  • Train 2312, the 2:05 p.m. departure from Bay Head to Hoboken

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    • Earlier option departs at 1:10 p.m.

    • Later option departs at 3:05 p.m.

       

  • Train 3274, the 6:55 p.m. departure from Long Branch to PSNY

    • Earlier option departs at 6:33 p.m.

    • Later option departs at 7:20 p.m.

       

      OUTBOUND

      Customers may take alternate service to Secaucus and transfer to service to Long Branch/Bay Head at no extra charge

       

  • Train 2303, the 2:12 p.m. departure from Hoboken to Bay Head

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    • Earlier option departs at 2:02 p.m. from Newark Penn (From Newark Penn - 2303 departed Newark at 2:36 p.m.)

    • Later option departs at 3:05 p.m. (From Newark Penn)

       

  • Train 2607, the 4:55 p.m. departure from Hoboken to Long Branch

    • Earlier option departs at 4:54 p.m. from Newark Penn (From Newark Penn – 2607 departed Newark at 5:18 p.m.)

    • Later option departs at 5:25 p.m. from Newark Penn

       

  • Train 2313, the 6:21 p.m. departure from Hoboken to Bay Head

    • Earlier option departs at 6:22 p.m. from Newark Penn (From Newark Penn – 2313 departed Newark at 6:40 p.m.)

    • Later option departs at 6:47 p.m. from Newark Penn

       

  • The following trains will be restored to/from PSNY and will no longer operate to/from Hoboken.  The trains were diverted to Hoboken in January as part of Amtrak track work at PSNY.

    • Train 3318 will depart Bay Head at 5:40 a.m. and arrive at PSNY at 7:42 a.m.

    • Train 3269 will depart PSNY at 5:45 p.m. and arrive in Long Branch at 7:24 p.m.

       

       

Morris & Essex Lines (M&E)

Schedules were adjusted on several M&E trains in an effort to mitigate the service impacts on customers to the greatest extent possible. Customers are strongly encouraged to review the printable M&E pdf schedule HERE.

Major highlights below:

INBOUND - Change in Origin Stations

  • Train 608, the 5:45 a.m. departure from Dover to Hoboken has service eliminated from Dover to Chatham.  Train originates in Summit.

    • Earlier option departs at 5:33 a.m. (Requires transfer at Newark Broad for Hoboken)

    • Later option departs at 5:54 a.m. (Requires transfer at Newark Broad for Hoboken)

       

  • Train 626, the 8:28 a.m. departure from Dover to Hoboken has service eliminated from Dover to Morris Plains.  Train originates in in Morristown.

    • Earlier option departs at 8:08 a.m. (Requires transfer at Summit for Hoboken)

    • Later option departs at 9:06 a.m. (Requires transfer at Newark Broad for Hoboken)

       

OUTBOUND - Temporarily Discontinued

  • Train 609, the 6:42 a.m. departure from Hoboken to Dover

    • Earlier option departs at 6:15 a.m.

    • Later option departs at 6:55 a.m. (Requires transfer at Summit for Dover)

       

  • Train 645, the 5:08 p.m. departure from Hoboken to Dover.

    • Earlier option departs at 4:42 p.m.

    • Later option departs at 5:12 p.m. (Requires transfer at Newark Broad for Dover)

       

Pascack Valley Line

INBOUND

  • 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.

      • #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

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      • OUTBOUND

  • 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 7/3, 8/31, 11/21, 12/21.  On those dates, train 1633 (departing Hoboken at 5:58 p.m.) will not operate.

 

Travel Tips

  • Check njtransit.com or news media before starting your trip for service advisories or alerts that may affect your trip.
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    • YouTube Channel:  TheNewJerseyTransit
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  • Purchase round-trip tickets prior to boarding trains, buses or light rail vehicles to speed up your return trip. Tickets are available at ticket vending machines and ticket agent locations at major terminals and stations, as well as through the MyTix feature on NJ TRANSIT’s Mobile App. For more information on MyTix and to set up an account, visit njtransit.com/mytix.
  • You can provide feedback to us regarding your travel experience through our Contact Us feature on njtransit.com and our mobile app or call Customer Service at (973) 275-5555.
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