Cross-Honoring Continues, Delays and Crowding Expected



April 4, 2017

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT is adding additional train service for the afternoon peak period departing from Penn Station New York (PSNY) to expand the currently operating holiday schedule on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) and North Jersey Coast Lines (NJCL). 


Three of the five additional trains include service to Jersey Ave. on the NEC.   Highlights of the additional service include the following: one additional train on the NEC will operate to Trenton making local stops (including Jersey Ave.), two trains will terminate at Jersey Ave.  Two additional trains will operate on the North Jersey Coast Line (NJCL) providing one seat rides to Bay Head.


The following additional trains will operate outbound from PSNY:

  • NEC 4:38 p.m. to Jersey Ave.
  • NEC 5:28 p.m. to Jersey Ave.
  • NJCL 5:38 p.m. to Bay Head
  • NEC 6:31 p.m. local to Trenton (including Jersey Ave. stop)
  • NJCL 6:38 p.m. to Bay Head


NJ TRANSIT is continuing the HOLIDAY schedule for the Northeast Corridor (NEC) and North Jersey Coast Line (NJCL).  Customers should locate the SATURDAY/SUNDAY/HOLIDAY schedule on their timetables and note that all trains will be operating, including those listed in the color-shaded columns.

NJ TRANSIT and private bus carriers have increased bus service as much as possible on routes along the affected rail lines.  Academy has enhanced their PNC park-and-ride service to accommodate North Jersey Coast Line customers.  Suburban Transit has also added service to accommodate Northeast Corridor customers.


MidTOWN Direct trains continue to operate in and out of Hoboken Terminal where customers can access PATH and NJ TRANSIT bus service.  

Raritan Valley Line service will operate on a regular weekday schedule and originate/terminate at Newark Penn Station.


Main/Bergen, Pascack Valley, Port Jervis and Atlantic City Rail Lines will operate on regular weekday schedules.


Atlantic City Rail line rail service will operate on a regular weekday schedule.


Customers are encouraged to check njtransit.com for complete details.


Cross honoring remains in effect with NJ TRANSIT bus, light rail, private carrier bus, NY Waterway ferry, and PATH at Newark, Hoboken and 33rd Street. 


Hoboken services will also be impacted due to the additional trains in the terminal. Because of track limitation in the terminal some Summit-bound trains will be impacted.


Due to the circumstances, impacted customers are advised to build in additional travel time as delays and overcrowding conditions are anticipated.


For background

At approximately 9 a.m. Monday morning, NJ TRANSIT’s Northeast Corridor line train #3926 experienced a slow-speed derailment while pulling in to Track 9 at New York’s Penn Station.  Three cars in the middle of the ten car train derailed.  These were cars 5, 6, and 7.  



NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 944,000 weekday trips on 255 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 166 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.