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New express departures, longer trains to address overcrowding

September 10, 2004

NEWARK, NJ – NJ TRANSIT will make minor adjustments to its Northeast Corridor Line schedules on September 11, improving the weekday morning commute for hundreds of Edison and Metuchen customers. The schedule change is designed to ease crowding conditions on one of NJ TRANSIT’s busiest rush hour trains—number 3708.

To provide additional seats for customers boarding at Metuchen, train 3708 will no longer stop at Edison.

In its place, NJ TRANSIT will add two express departures from Edison – train #3824 at 7:29 a.m. and train 3826 at 7:45 a.m. Cars will be added to further increase capacity. Trains 5802 and 3790, which stop at Edison at 7:56 a.m. and 8:02 a.m., respectively, will continue to serve the station.

With these changes, the number of morning express departures from Edison will increase from three to four between 7:29 a.m. and 8:02 a.m. Intervals between express trains will improve from 12-26 minutes to 5-19 minutes.

As a result of these schedule modifications, Montclair-Boonton MidTOWN DIRECT train 6210 will now bypass Secaucus Junction and arrive at Penn Station New York four minutes earlier at 8:29 a.m. Customers who connect to train 6210 at Secaucus will connect to train 3826 at exactly the same time, starting Monday.

Other minor adjustments are being made to Northeast Corridor weekday and weekend schedules. Customers are encouraged to consult new Northeast Corridor timetables, which are available at most major NJ TRANSIT stations or online at For additional information, customers may call NJ TRANSIT customer service at (800) 772-2222.

NJ TRANSIT is the nation’s largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 752,600 daily trips on 240 bus routes, three light rail lines and 11 commuter lines. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 162 rail stations, 49 light rail stations and more than 17,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.

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