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UPDATE: North Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Linden and Rahway Stations: Temporary Westbound Boarding Changes due to Amtrak Tie Replacement – October 2022

UPDATE: Beginning Sunday evening, October 9 and continuing through early December, boarding/alighting for westbound trains (from New York/Newark) at Linden Station will be affected continuously due to Amtrak infrastructure work.

During this period, Linden customers will alight/board trains using extended platforms over Track B (the normal westbound local track) to reach trains on Track 4 except during overnight hours from 9:30PM until 5AM the following morning Sunday through Friday.

In addition, from approximately 9:30PM until 5AM the following morning from Sunday through Friday, boarding/alighting for westbound (from New York/Newark) trains at North Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Linden and Rahway stations will occur via low-level platforms, using stairs to/from the high-level platform at each station. During the low-levelling period overnight, delays of up to 15 minutes are possible on trains operating west of North Elizabeth Station (to either Jersey Avenue or Trenton on the Northeast Corridor, or to Long Branch and connecting Bay Head shuttle trains on the North Jersey Coast Line). 

NOTE: There will be no overnight work during the Thanksgiving holiday period (Wednesday, November 23 through Monday, November 28). During this period, extended platforms will be used at Linden at all times. High level boarding will not be affected during the Thanksgiving period.

When low-level boarding is in effect at North Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Linden and Rahway stations, customers unable to use low-level boarding are encouraged to use the nearest accessible stations, which are Newark Penn, Metropark (Northeast Corridor) and Woodbridge (North Jersey Coast Line).

Customers who do not have the option of using an alternate accessible station when low-level boarding is in effect, can call NJ TRANSIT’s Access Link bus service at (973) 671-4480 for alternate transportation to the nearest accessible station.

IMPORTANT: Customers using Access Link may experience wait times of up to one hour based on demand. Additionally, on Mondays between 1:30AM and 3:30AM, wait times may be further extended.

  • If traveling on a Northeast Corridor or North Jersey Coast Line train to North Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Linden or Rahway stations from points east (New York through Newark Airport), inform the Access Link operator that an Access Link vehicle should meet you at Metropark (if you are on a Trenton or Jersey Avenue-bound train) or Woodbridge (if you are on a Long Branch-bound train) to transport you to North Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Linden or Rahway.
  • If boarding at North Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Linden or Rahway stations when low-level boarding/alighting is in effect, inform the Access Link operator that an Access Link vehicle should meet you at the station where you would normally board and transport you to either Metropark (if you are traveling to Northeast Corridor stations from Metropark to Trenton) or Woodbridge (if you are traveling to North Jersey Coast Line stations from Woodbridge through Bay Head).

At North Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Linden and Rahway stations westbound

  • Sunday evening:
    • The last train scheduled to board/alight using platform extensions at Linden will be NEC Train 7873 (8:14PM from New York, 8:32PM at Newark Penn Station, and 8:50PM at Linden).
    • The first train scheduled to use low-level platforms at stations from North Elizabeth through Rahway will be NJCL Train 7277 (9:07PM from New York, 9:25PM at Newark Penn, 9:36PM at Elizabeth, 9:43PM at Linden and 9:47 PM at Rahway) and NEC Train 7877 (9:14PM from New York, 9:32PM at Newark Penn, 9:41PM at North Elizabeth, 9:44PM at Elizabeth, 9:51PM at Linden and 9:55PM at Rahway).
  • Monday through Friday evenings:
    • The last NEC train scheduled to board/alight using platform extensions at Linden will be NEC Train 3285 (8:41PM from New York, 9PM from Newark Penn, and 9:19PM at Linden).
    • The first train scheduled to use low-level platforms at stations from North Elizabeth through Rahway will be NEC Train 3887 (9:06PM from New York, 9:25PM at Newark Penn and 9:40 PM at Rahway) and NJCL Train 3289 (9:38PM departure from New York, 9:59PM at Newark Penn, 10:08PM at North Elizabeth, 10:11PM at Elizabeth, 1017PM at Linden and 10:21PM at Rahway).
  • Monday through Friday mornings: The first train to resume normal boarding at North Elizabeth, Elizabeth and Rahway and boarding via platform extensions at Linden will be NEC Train 3813 (5:07AM from New York, 5:25AM from Newark Penn, 5:34AM at North Elizabeth, 5:37AM at Elizabeth, 5:44AM at Linden and 5:48AM at Rahway).
  • Saturday morning: The first train to resume normal boarding at North Elizabeth, Elizabeth and Rahway and boarding via platform extensions at Linden will be NEC Train 7813 (5:10AM from New York, 5:28AM from Newark Penn, 5:37AM at North Elizabeth, 5:40AM at Elizabeth, 5:47AM at Linden and 5:51AM at Rahway).

Please allow for extra travel time, listen to announcements, and check destination sign before boarding. For your safety, observe posted signs, and do not walk on extended platforms until trains have come to a complete stop. We appreciate your patience during this important enhancement work.

Customers are encouraged to monitor Travel Alerts & Advisories, sign up for My Transit Alerts, download the NJ TRANSIT app and follow us on Social Media for the latest service information.

For more information and language assistance, please call NJ TRANSIT Customer Service at (973) 275-5555 between the hours of 8:30AM and 5PM daily.