Cross-Honoring Continues, Delays and Crowding Expected



April 3, 2017

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT will continue to operate an adjusted schedule to and from Penn Station New York (PSNY) for Tuesday, April 4th.  The reduced train service is due to track constraints at PSNY following the slow-speed derailment of a NJ TRANSIT train Monday morning.


Northeast Corridor (NEC) and North Jersey Coast Line (NJCL) trains will operate on a HOLIDAY schedule with some additional service.  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.  Due to the holiday schedule, rail service with NOT be operating to/from Jersey Avenue and Avenel stations.

NJ TRANSIT and private bus carriers are increasing bus service as much as possible on routes along the affected rail lines.  Academy will enhance their PNC park-and-ride service to accommodate North Jersey Coast Line customers.  Suburban Transit will also add service to accommodate Northeast Corridor customers.


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

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


Main/Bergen, Pascack Valley and Port Jervis 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, 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.