Cross-Honoring Continues, Enhanced Ferry Service to Midtown



April 4, 2017

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT is adding additional train service to the holiday schedule for the Wednesday morning and afternoon peak periods on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) and North Jersey Coast Lines (NJCL) operating into Penn Station New York (PSNY).  Additionally, enhanced cross-honoring ferry service into midtown Manhattan will be available every half-hour at Hoboken Terminal during morning and afternoon peak periods. 


Please Note: Customers are advised to expect this level of service through the close of the service day on Thursday, April 6, 2017 as Amtrak continues to make repairs in PSNY.


Highlights of the additional peak period train service include the following: two additional trains will operate on the North Jersey Coast Line (NJCL) providing one seat rides to/from Bay Head during morning and afternoon peak periods; two additional trains on the NEC will operate to/from New Brunswick; and one additional NEC train will operate to/from Trenton making local stops (except Jersey Ave. in a.m.).


The following additional trains will operate inbound to PSNY:

  • NJCL 5:45 a.m. from Bay Head
  • NJCL 6:59 a.m. from Bay Head
  • NEC 8:11 a.m. from New Brunswick
  • NEC 8:41 a.m. from New Brunswick
  • NEC 8:32 a.m. from Trenton (local stops except Jersey Ave.)


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


Enhanced ferry service

Beginning at 6:30 a.m. through 9:30 a.m. New York Waterway Ferry will operate service from Hoboken Terminal slip 5 to 39th St. in midtown Manhattan every half-hour.  This service will operate in the afternoon peak hours between 3:30 p.m. (39th St Manhattan) and 7:00 p.m.  All of these trips will accept and cross honor NJ TRANSIT tickets and passes to New York.


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, NJ TRANSIT bus service and New York Waterway ferry.  

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.


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. Path also has increased its level of service to accommodate the additional demand. 


Hoboken services will 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.