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July 2, 2015


NEWARK, NJ – Beginning Monday, July 6 and continuing weekdays through Friday, August 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., buses will replace midday Gladstone Branch trains between Gladstone and Summit stations to allow for the replacement of 163 wooden catenary (overhead wire) poles with steel poles in concrete foundations in this location.  Customers are advised to build in extra travel time.


Normal rail service will continue to operate between Summit and Hoboken stations during these hours.

The replacement of wooden catenary poles, which were installed about 30 years ago, with steel structures, will improve the durability and reliability of the rail line’s overhead electrical wire system, especially during inclement weather and high winds – which in turn will improve the customer experience.


Eastbound (to Hoboken)

  • The last train from Gladstone before busing begins is Train 416 (departs 7:53 a.m.) 
  • The last train from Bernardsville before busing begins is Train 480 (departs 8:55 a.m.)
  • Service resumes from Gladstone with Train 430 (departs 3:41 p.m.)

Eastbound trains replaced by buses include:

  • Train 418 (the 9:56 a.m. from Gladstone)
  • Train 420 (the 10:53 a.m. from Gladstone)
  • Train 422 (the 11:53 a.m. from Gladstone)
  • Train 424 (the 12:53 p.m. from Gladstone)
  • Train 426 (the 1:53 p.m. from Gladstone)
  • Train 428 (the 2:55 p.m. from Gladstone)


Westbound (to Gladstone)

  • The last train to Gladstone before busing begins is Train 409 (departs 7:54 a.m.)
  • Service resumes west of Summit with Train 423 (departs Hoboken 2:40 p.m.)

Westbound trains replaced by buses include:

  • Train 411 (the 8:54 a.m. from Hoboken)
  • Train 413 (the 9:36 a.m. from Hoboken)
  • Train 415 (the 10:36 a.m. from Hoboken)
  • Train 417 (the 11:36 a.m. from Hoboken)
  • Train 419 (the 12:36 p.m. from Hoboken)
  • Train 421 (the 1:39 p.m. from Hoboken)

Please Note:

  • Weekend busing continues during this period, and until mid-fall.



NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 915,900 weekday trips on 261 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 165 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.