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UPDATE: NJ TRANSIT Rail Service: Temporary Service Adjustments

UPDATES:

Please see New Rail Schedules effective Sunday, November 8 for further updates.

Note: Restored trains include the following:

  • 8:39AM departure from New York/10:12AM arrival to Raritan (Train 5415) 
  • 5:52PM departure from Raritan/7:29PM arrival to New York (Train 5448)
  • 6:54AM departure from Bay Head/9:01 AM to New York (Train 3326)
  • 6:03PM departure from New York/8:11PM to Bay Head (Train 3373)
  • 6:47PM departure from New York/8:44PM arrival to High Bridge (Train 5747)

NJCL customers: Please see updated travel alternatives to/from Hoboken Terminal below.

Effective Monday, August 10, temporary service adjustments were made to select Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line, and Raritan Valley Line trains.

Bus, light rail and Access Link services will all operate on a regular weekday schedule.

Ridership on rail remains down approximately 80% as a result of the current COVID-19 public health emergency. While ridership remains at these levels, we’re temporarily suspending service on select trains (in red below) to accelerate our Positive Train Control (PTC) project’s Field Functionality Testing (FFT) on the Newark Division rail lines while minimizing any impacts to customers. This will improve our timeline for transitioning to Extended Revenue Service Demonstration (ERSD) on these lines as we work toward full PTC implementation by December 31, 2020. Please see affected trains below in red, along with the suggested alternatives.

Northeast Corridor

Note: Please note the following alternates for train 3512 (NJCL/NEC)

  • Trains 3270 or 3272 for NJCL Line stops from South Amboy to Woodbridge
  • Trains 3598 or 3868 for NEC stops Rahway to Newark Airport
  • Trains 3598 or 3514 for local travel between NEC and NJCL stations (e.g., for travel between Perth Amboy and Elizabeth)

7:01 AM arrival in New York (Train 3704)

  • Alternatives from New Brunswick-Metropark
    • 6:53 AM arrival in New York (Train 3812)
    • 7:14 AM arrival in New York (Train 3814)
  • Alternatives from Jersey Avenue
    • 6:38 AM arrival in New York (Train 3702)
    • 7:26 AM arrival in New York (Train 3706)

7:14 AM departure from New York (Train 3821)

  • Alternatives to Elizabeth-Rahway
    • 7:01 AM departure from New York (Train 3221)
    • 7:35 AM departure from New York (Train 3711)
  • Alternatives to Metropark-New Brunswick
    • 6:38 AM departure from New York (Train 3817)
    • 7:27 AM departure from New York (Train 3709)
  • Alternatives to Princeton Jct.-Trenton
    • 6:38 AM departure from New York (Train 3817)
    • 7:53 AM departure from New York (Train 3823)

8:08 AM arrival in New York (Train 3124)

  • Alternatives
    • 7:54 AM arrival in New York (Train 3708)
    • 8:23 AM arrival in New York (Train 3710)

9:14 AM arrival in New York (Train 3928)

  • Alternative from Trenton-Princeton Jct.
    • 9:22 AM arrival in New York (Train 3930)
  • Alternatives from New Brunswick, Metropark
    • 8:57 AM arrival in New York (Train 3714)
    • 9:24 AM arrival in New York (Train 3716)

11:16 AM arrival in New York (Train 3834)

  • Alternatives from Trenton-New Brunswick
    • 10:33 AM arrival in New York (Train 3936)
    • 11:44 AM arrival in New York (Train 3836)
  • Alternatives from Metuchen-Rahway
    • 10:30 AM Arrival in New York (Train 3722)
    • 11:44 AM arrival in New York (Train 3836)

5:08 PM departure from New York (Train 3725)

  • Alternatives
    • 4:50 PM departure from New York (Train 3165; stops at Jersey Avenue)
    • 5:20 PM departure from New York (Train 3867; stops at Jersey Avenue)

5:13 PM departure from New York (Train 3951)

  • Alternatives
    • 5:03 PM departure from New York (Train 3949)
    • 5:29 PM departure from New York (Train 3953)

5:42 PM departure from New York (Train 3955)

  • Alternatives
    • 5:29 PM departure from New York (Train 3953)
    • 6:01 PM departure from New York (Train 3957)

5:50 PM departure from New York (Train 3871)

  • Alternatives
    • 5:38 PM departure from New York (Train 3727)
    • 6:14 PM departure from New York (Train 3873)

North Jersey Coast Line

7:28 AM arrival in Hoboken (Train 2602)

  • Alternatives
    • 7:09 AM arrival at Secaucus (Train 3212); transfer to 7:20 AM departure from Secaucus (Train 1150) for 7:32 AM arrival in Hoboken.
    • 7:29 AM arrival at Secaucus (Train 3318); transfer to 7:35 AM departure from Secaucus (Train 1204) for 7:47 AM arrival in Hoboken.

8:23 AM arrival in Hoboken (Train 2606)

  • Alternatives
    • 5:37 AM departure from Bay Head - arriving in Long Branch at 6:15 AM (Train 4306); transfer to 6:33 AM departure from Long Branch - arriving in Secaucus at 7:52 AM (Train 3222); transfer to 8:03 AM departure from Secaucus (Train 1154) for 8:14 AM arrival in Hoboken.
    • 8:26 AM arrival at Secaucus (Train 3224); transfer to 8:33 AM departure from Secaucus (Train 1156) for 8:44 AM arrival in Hoboken.
  • Alternatives from South Amboy-Woodbridge
    • 8:40 AM arrival in New York (Train 3224)
    • 9:18 AM arrival in New York (Train 3506)
  • Alternatives from Long Branch-Matawan
    • 8:40 AM arrival in New York (Train 3224)
  • Alternatives from Bay Head
    • 6:27 AM departure from Bay Head - arriving in Long Branch at 7:05 AM (Train 4324); transfer to 7:10 AM departure from Long Branch for 8:40 AM arrival in New York (Train 3224);
    • 7:47 AM departure from Bay Head - arriving in Long Branch at 8:24 AM (Train 4330); transfer to 8:29 AM departure from Long Branch for 9:55 AM arrival in New York (Train 3230)

4:20 PM departure from Hoboken (Train 2605)

  • Alternatives
    • 4:26 PM departure from Hoboken (Train 1319); transfer to 4:43 PM departure from Secaucus (Train 3361)
    • 4:56 PM departure from Hoboken (Train 1357); transfer to 5:15 PM departure from Secaucus (Train 3363)

5:44 PM departure from Hoboken (Train 2611)

  • Alternatives
    • 5:27 PM departure from Hoboken (Train 1269); transfer to 5:44 PM departure from Secaucus (Train 3267)
    • 5:46 PM departure from Hoboken (Train 1223); transfer to 6:05 PM departure from Secaucus (Train 3271)

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please see below for additional travel alternatives to/from Hoboken Terminal for North Jersey Coast Line customers.

Beginning Monday, November 16, North Jersey Coast trains 3326 and 3230 will begin stopping at Secaucus Station.

North Jersey Coast train 2608 (9:15AM Hoboken arrival) travel alternatives:

  • Train 3326 will stop at Secaucus at 8:50AM, customers wishing to travel to Hoboken should transfer to Pascack Valley train 1620, departing at 8:58AM and arriving at 9:09AM.
  • Train 3230 will stop at Secaucus at 9:41AM, customers wishing to travel to Hoboken should transfer to Pascack Valley train 1622, departing at 9:48AM and arriving at 10:00AM.

North Jersey Coast train #2609 (5:20PM Hoboken departure) travel alternative:

  • Main-Bergen train 1167, departing at 5:20PM, arriving at Secaucus at 5:31PM (transfer to North Jersey Coast train 3267, departing at 5:44PM).

View updated printable timetables for further details.

Raritan Valley Line

8:23 AM arrival in Newark Penn Station (Train 5420)

  • Alternatives
    • 7:54 AM arrival in Newark Penn Station (Train 5416); transfer to 8:10 AM departure from Newark Penn Station for 8:32 AM arrival in New York (Train 3126)
    • 8:38 AM arrival in Newark Penn Station (Train 5422): transfer to 8:44 AM departure from Newark Penn Station for 9:06 AM arrival in New York (Train 3828)

5:09 PM arrival in Newark Penn Station (Train 5444)

  • Alternatives
    • 4:31 PM arrival in Newark Penn Station (Train 5742); transfer to 4:39 PM departure from Newark Penn Station for 4:58 PM arrival in New York (Train 3858)
    • 6:19 PM arrival in Newark Penn Station (Train 5746); transfer to 6:25 PM departure from Newark Penn Station for 6:43 PM arrival in New York (Train 3898)

6:05 PM departure from Newark Penn Station (Train 5441)

  • Alternatives
    • 5:05 PM departure from New York (Train 3363); transfer to 5:42 PM departure from Newark Penn Station (Train 5439)
    • 5:38 PM departure from New York (Train 3727); transfer to 6:08 PM departure from Newark Penn Station (Train 5443)

For the latest updates, please visit njtransit.com, follow us on social media and sign up for My Transit Travel Alerts and Advisories.

For more information and language assistance, please call NJ TRANSIT Customer Service at (973) 275-5555 between the hours of 8:30AM and 5PM daily.