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NJ TRANSIT SHORTENS CONNECTION TIMES AT SECAUCUS JUNCTION

Effective Sunday, February 15, 2004, NJ TRANSIT will adjust its rail schedules to shorten connection times at Secaucus Junction to improve New York-bound commutes and provide better local and express service on the Northeast Corridor.

The changes include:

  • On the Northeast Corridor (NEC), eastbound Train 3920, which departs Trenton at 6:43 a.m., will stop at Secaucus Junction at 7:40 a.m. to reduce a 14-minute gap between trains to New York.
  • The following Main and Bergen County line trains will have better connection times at Secaucus Junction: 1146, 1152, 1158, 54, 1160, 1110, 1264, 1201, 49, 1115.
  • On the Pascack Valley Line, Train 1625 will have a reduced connection time – from 17 minutes to seven – at Secaucus Junction.

Other improvements include:

  • Eastbound NEC Train 3928, which departs Trenton at 7:50 a.m., will make a New Brunswick stop and then run express to Newark Liberty International Airport. The train will arrive in Penn Station New York at 9:04 a.m.
  • Eastbound NEC Train 3710, which departs Jersey Avenue at 8:16 a.m., will run express from Metropark to Newark Liberty International Airport. The train will arrive at Penn Station New York at 9:17 a.m. This train will provide more express service, more seats and improve on-time performance.
  • New eastbound NEC Train 3830, which will depart Trenton at 8:07 a.m., will make all local stops and arrive at Penn Station New York at 9:36 a.m.
  • Westbound NEC Train 3815, which departs Penn Station New York at 6:01 p.m., will have a fixed SEPTA connection in Trenton at 7:34 p.m.
  • MidTOWN DIRECT-Montclair Train 1004 will make additional stops at Montclair Heights (8:06 a.m.) and Watchung Avenue (8:09 a.m.).

Customers should check their timetables for minor adjustments. No new timetables will be issued for the Atlantic City Line, North Jersey Coast Line and the Raritan Valley Line. For those lines, previous timetables remain in effect.

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing bus, rail and light rail services for 752,600 daily trips on 238 bus routes, two light rail lines and 11 commuter rail lines. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 162 rail stations, 29 light rail stations and more than 17,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.