Special schedules and connecting bus service in effect November 3-5 due to necessary bridge maintenance work

October 26, 2012

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT will adjust rail service on the Main, Bergen County and Port Jervis lines from 2 a.m. Saturday, November 3 until 4 a.m. Monday, November 5, to accommodate maintenance and repair work on the West Secaucus drawbridge (located on the Main Line between Secaucus Junction and Kingsland stations).

Customers are advised of the following:

Main Line

Customers traveling to/from stations between Glen Rock and Kingsland will be significantly affected, as noted below:

  • Rail shuttle service will operate approximately every two hours between Ridgewood and Kingsland. (NOTE: the last outbound shuttle train from Kingsland, with connections from the last trains from Hoboken and New York, will make ALL stops to Suffern.)
  • Connecting shuttle bus service will operate between Kingsland and Secaucus approximately every two hours.
  • Customers traveling toward Waldwick, Suffern or Port Jervis will have connecting rail service available at Ridgewood.
  • Customers using the Main Line rail/bus shuttle service will have their trip times extended by as much as one hour. In addition, there may be a significant (30 minutes or more) wait at Secaucus for connecting service to Hoboken and New York.
  • Alternate service is strongly recommended.  Customers may wish to consider using rail service at Bergen County Line stations or at the Bay Street Station on the Montclair-Boonton Line. 

Bergen County Line

  • Service will operate at least once an hour between Port Jervis, Suffern, Waldwick and Hoboken via the Bergen County Line.  Some trains will make additional stops, and/or operate a few minutes later at certain stops, to maintain connecting schedules for customers traveling locally.

Port Jervis Line: 

  • Normal service (including express service in New Jersey) will operate.  Some trains will make additional stops, and/or operate a few minutes later at certain stops, to maintain connecting schedules for customers traveling locally.

 Hoboken and Secaucus

  • One local train an hour will operate from Hoboken and Secaucus to Bergen County Line stations.  Most trains will continue to Suffern, others to Waldwick or Port Jervis (Port Jervis express trains will operate normally). Customers traveling outbound to Ridgewood and beyond should remain on the train at Secaucus. Certain trains will depart Hoboken and Secaucus a few minutes later.
  • Customers traveling from New York, Hoboken and Secaucus to Main Line stations between Kingsland and Glen Rock will transfer to shuttle buses at Secaucus. The buses will operate to Kingsland, where connecting rail service is available.

For additional information, visit njtransit.com or call 973-275-5555.  


NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 895,000 weekday trips on 261 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the second largest transit system in the country with 164 rail stations, 61 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.