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NJ TRANSIT TO CHANGE RAIL SCHEDULES ON JANUARY 26

Montclair-Boonton Line Changes Made to Offer More Reliable and Frequent Service

NEWARK, NJ, January 23, 2003 – NJ TRANSIT will revise some of its rail timetables on January 26 in response to changing travel patterns and customer requests. The Corporation regularly revises its schedules to enhance service and improve reliability and on-time performance.

As part of the schedule change, more reliable and more frequent service will be provided throughout the day for Montclair-Boonton Line riders. Additionally, increased peak-period weekday service will be added for customers on the Montclair-Boonton Line traveling to Hoboken Terminal at the request of customers.

NJ TRANSIT has also adjusted eastbound and westbound train service on the Montclair-Boonton Line in response to customer requests in order to provide more consistent service for passengers traveling between stations west of Montclair Heights and Hoboken and New York throughout the afternoon.

An additional westbound train, Train 1077, will depart Hoboken at 1:52 p.m. and will arrive in Hackettstown at 3:51 p.m. This train provides Mercantile Exchange employees and other employees whose jobs let out in the early afternoon with direct service from Hoboken to outlying stations, and eliminates the need to transfer at Broad Street Station.

NJ TRANSIT will continue to monitor train service on the new Montclair-Boonton Line, making additional service adjustments when possible.

In addition, two existing midday weekday trains will be extended on the Main Line, in an effort to fill service gaps at stations on the northern end of the rail line.

Overall schedule adjustments – some requiring close coordination with Amtrak – will occur on the Main and Bergen County lines, Montclair-Boonton Line, Morris & Essex Lines, Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line, Pascack Valley Line and Raritan Valley Line to provide more reliable service to customers.

Following are details on service changes:

Montclair-Boonton Line

More Reliable Service for Montclair-Boonton Line Customers
  • Train 6273, currently the 5:50 p.m. departure from Penn Station New York, will continue to depart New York at 5:50 p.m., however this train will now depart outbound stations four to 10 minutes later and will arrive in Montclair Heights 11 minutes later at 6:45 p.m. Please consult a timetable for details.
  • Train 277, the 5:53 p.m. departure from Hoboken Terminal, will no longer stop at Newark Broad Street Station, and will depart Watsessing through Mountain Avenue stations five to six minutes earlier. This train will arrive in Montclair Heights six minutes earlier at 6:36 p.m.
  • Newark Broad Street passengers can take Train 6273 that will stop at 6:12 p.m., four minutes later than 277’s former Newark departure time. Please consult a timetable for details.
  • Train 1055, currently the 6:14 p.m. departure from Hoboken Terminal, will now depart Hoboken six minutes later at 6:20 p.m., and will stop at Bay Street Station at 6:44 p.m. This train will depart stations seven to eight minutes later, and will arrive in Mount Olive seven minutes later at 7:58 p.m. The move allows the train to operate more efficiently as it was frequently delayed due to congestion at Broad Street Station.

A New Train on the Montclair-Boonton Line

  • An additional train, Train 1077, will depart Hoboken Terminal at 1:52 p.m. and will arrive at Hackettstown at 3:51 p.m. This train provides direct service from Hoboken to outlying stations, and eliminates the need to transfer at Newark Broad Street Station.

New Bay Street Station Service

  • Train 1070, the 5:43 a.m. departure from Hackettstown that arrives at Hoboken Terminal at 7:32 a.m., will now stop at Bay Street Station at 7:05 a.m.
  • Train 1052, the 6:32 a.m. departure from Mount Olive that arrives at Hoboken Terminal at 8:07 a.m., will now stop at Bay Street Station at 7:41 a.m.
  • Train 1004, currently the 7:17 a.m. departure from Lake Hopatcong that arrives at Hoboken Terminal 8:42 a.m., will now stop at Bay Street Station at 8:15 a.m. This train will depart Lake Hopatcong three minutes earlier at 7:14 a.m., and will depart all stations prior to Bay Street (Dover through Montclair Heights stations) two to three minutes earlier; please consult a timetable for details.
  • Train 1006, the 8 a.m. departure from Lake Hopatcong that currently arrives at Hoboken Terminal at 9:28 a.m., will now stop at Bay Street Station at 9:03 a.m. This train will depart Newark Broad Street Station one minute later, at 9:10 a.m., and will arrive at Hoboken Terminal one minute later, at 9:29 a.m.
  • Train 1005, the 4:25 p.m. departure from Hoboken Terminal, will now stop at Bay Street Station at 4:49 p.m. This train will depart stations between Montclair Heights and Denville one to two minutes later, and will arrive in Dover five minutes later at 5:42 p.m.
  • Train 1009, the 5:14 p.m. departure from Hoboken Terminal, will now stop at Bay Street Station at 5:38 p.m. This train will depart stations between Montclair Heights and Denville one to two minutes later, and will arrive in Dover two minutes later at 6:29 p.m.
  • Train 1081, the 5:42 p.m. departure from Hoboken Terminal, will now stop at Bay Street Station at 6:06 p.m. This train will depart Walnut Street, Watchung Avenue, Montclair Heights, Great Notch, Little Falls, Mountain View, Lincoln Park, Towaco and Lake Hopatcong stations one minute later, and will arrive in Hackettstown one minute later at 7:40 p.m.

More Frequent Montclair-Boonton Line Afternoon Service

  • Train 1029, currently the Montclair Heights 2:29 p.m. departure that connects from Train 6241, the 1:39 p.m. Penn Station New York departure, will now depart Montclair Heights at 3:23 p.m., and will connect from Train 6249, the 2:34 p.m. Penn Station New York departure. This train will make station stops 54 minutes later than the current schedule, arriving in Dover at 4:07 p.m., and provides for more even levels of service throughout the day.
  • Train 6242, currently the 3:26 p.m. departure from Montclair Heights that arrives in Penn Station New York at 4:11 p.m., will now depart 19 minutes earlier at 3:07 p.m., and will depart from all other stations 19 minutes earlier, arriving in Penn Station New York at 3:57 p.m.
  • An additional train, Train 1077, will depart Hoboken Terminal at 1:52 p.m. and will arrive at Hackettstown at 3:51 p.m. This train provides direct service from Hoboken to outlying stations, and eliminates the need to transfer at Newark Broad Street Station.
  • Train 281, currently the 6:21 p.m. departure from Hoboken Terminal, will now depart Hoboken five minutes later at 6:26 p.m. This train will depart stations five to six minutes later, and will arrive in Montclair Heights five minutes later at 7:10 p.m.

Main and Bergen County Lines

  • Train 1212, currently the 3:32 p.m. Waldwick departure that arrives in Hoboken at 4:24 p.m., will be replaced by Train 1110. Train 1110 will depart Suffern, NY at 3:23 p.m., stop in Ramsey at 3:28 p.m., and make Train 1212 scheduled stops in Waldwick, Ridgewood and all Main Line stops from Glen Rock to Kingsland, arriving in Hoboken at 4:24 p.m.
  • Train 1253, currently the 2:27 p.m. Hoboken departure that arrives in Waldwick at 3:19 p.m., will be replaced by Train 1153. Train 1153 will depart Hoboken at 2:27 p.m., make all Train 1253 stops, in addition to Allendale, Ramsey, Mahwah and Suffern NY, arriving in Suffern at 3:33 p.m.

Morris & Essex Lines

  • Train 664, currently the 5:22 p.m. departure from Dover that arrives at Hoboken Terminal at 6:46 p.m., will now depart Dover three minutes earlier at 5:19 p.m., and will depart all other stations three minutes earlier, arriving at Hoboken Terminal at 6:43 p.m.
  • Train 6651, the 5:48 p.m. departure from Penn Station New York, will no longer stop at Newark Broad Street Station, in an effort to relieve train congestion. This train will depart stations between Brick Church and Convent Station one to two minutes earlier, and will arrive in Dover at 7:09 p.m. Newark Broad Street Station passengers can take Train 653, the 5:59 p.m. departure from Hoboken that stops at Newark Broad Street Station at 6:15 p.m., 10 minutes later than Train 6651’s former stop time.

North Jersey Coast Line

  • Train 3216, currently the 6:34 a.m. Long Branch departure that arrives in Penn Station New York at 7:54 a.m., will now depart Long Branch at 6:31 a.m., make stops through Hazlet three minutes earlier, stop at Aberdeen-Matawan two minutes earlier at 7 a.m., and stop at Newark Penn Station one minute earlier at 7:35 a.m. This train will continue to arrive in Penn Station New York at 7:54 a.m.
  • Train 3220, currently the 6:41 a.m. Long Branch departure that arrives in New York at 8:21 a.m., will now make stops at stations between Woodbridge and Newark Penn Station, one to five minutes earlier, and will continue to arrive at Penn Station New York at 8:21 a.m.

Northeast Corridor

  • Train 3861, currently the 4:37 p.m. New York departure that arrives in Trenton at 6:06 p.m., will no longer stop at Jersey Avenue Station. This train will make stops from Princeton Junction through Trenton one to two minutes earlier, arriving in Trenton at 6:04 p.m., New York and Newark customers who travel on Train 3861 to Jersey Avenue may board express Train 3863, a 5:01 p.m. Penn Station New York departure that arrives at Jersey Avenue at 5:43 p.m. Customers who board Train 3861 at local station stops may transfer to Train 3863 at New Brunswick.
  • Train 3875, currently the 6:50 p.m. New York departure that arrives in Trenton at 8:06 p.m., will now depart Penn Station New York three minutes earlier at 6:47 p.m. and stop at Newark Penn Station three minutes earlier at 7:02 p.m., then make stops though Trenton one to two minutes earlier, arriving in Trenton at 8:05 p.m.
  • Train 3851, currently the 2:43 p.m. New York departure that arrives in Trenton at 4:07 p.m., will now depart Penn Station New York at 2:37 p.m. and make stops though Newark Liberty International Airport six minutes earlier, then make stops from stations between Elizabeth and Trenton five minutes earlier, arriving in Trenton at 4:02 p.m.
  • Train 3880, currently the 9 p.m. Trenton departure that arrives in Penn Station New York at 10:20 p.m., will now depart Trenton at 9:02 p.m. and make stops through Newark Penn Station two to three minutes later, arriving in New York two minutes later at 10:22 p.m.
  • Train 3703, currently the 6:23 a.m. New York departure that arrives at Jersey Avenue at 7:20 a.m., will now depart Penn Station New York at 6:20 a.m. and make stops though New Brunswick three minutes earlier. This train will continue to arrive at Jersey Avenue at 7:20 a.m.

Pascack Valley Line

  • Train 1613, currently the 6:35 p.m. departure from Hoboken Terminal, will depart six minutes later at 6:41 p.m. This train will arrive in Spring Valley, NY at 7:48 p.m.

Raritan Valley Line (connecting trains)

  • Train 3851, the connecting train from Penn Station New York for Train 5705 (the 3:06 p.m. Newark departure), will now depart Penn Station New York six minutes earlier at 2:37 p.m.
  • Train 3216, the connecting train to Penn Station New York for Train 5412 (the 7:29 a.m. Newark arrival), will now depart Newark one minute earlier at 7:35 a.m.
  • Train 3220, the connecting train to Penn Station New York for Train 5416 (the 7:55 a.m. Newark arrival), will now depart Newark two minutes earlier at 8 a.m.
  • Train 3703, the connecting train from Penn Station New York for Train 5901 (the 6:46 a.m. Newark departure), will now depart Penn Station New York three minutes earlier at 6:20 a.m.

For further information, riders in North Jersey can call NJ TRANSIT between 6 a.m. and midnight at 1-800-772-2222 or at 973-762-5100 from out of state. In South Jersey, riders may call NJ TRANSIT between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. at 1-800-582-5946 or at 215-569-3752 from Pennsylvania. For persons with hearing impairments, the number is 1-800-772-2287. Customers can also check NJ TRANSIT’s website www.njtransit.com, for the latest information.

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 761,000 daily trips on 238 bus routes, two light rail lines and 12 commuter rail lines. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 163 rail stations, 27 light rail stations and more than 17,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia