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NJ TRANSIT SERVICE PLAN FOR WEDNESDAY COMMUTE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 2016
NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT has announced service plans for tomorrow, Wednesday October 5th, and until further notice, following the commuter train accident at Hoboken Terminal. All rail service into and out of Hoboken Terminal remains suspended. Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service has been restored into and out of Hoboken and will continue to operate on a full weekday schedule.
- NJ TRANSIT is monitoring ridership volume on the Main/Bergen, Pascack Valley and Port Jervis Lines and will deploy additional capacity, when available, in selected areas to help alleviate overcrowding.
Cross honoring with PATH, ferries, NJ TRANSIT bus and private carriers will continue until further notice.
- Customers who normally travel to Hoboken should still purchase tickets and passes to Hoboken, so that they may be cross honored by rail into New York Penn Station or by shuttle bus from Secaucus to Liberty State Park.
- Customers for trains normally bound for Hoboken are advised NOT to use Trip Planner on njtransit.com or on the mobile app. Please use the latest customer notice by clicking on the “Critical Service Advisory” located on njtransit.com.
- Main, Bergen, Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines will continue to operate on a weekend schedule originating/terminating in Secaucus, with stops at Teterboro and Woodcliff Lake stations (weekdays only).
- All rail service to and from New York Penn Station will operate on a normal weekday schedule. This includes Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line and MidTOWN DIRECT trains.
- Raritan Valley and Atlantic City Rail Lines will operate on normal weekday schedules.
- Customers in New York City who need to access Secaucus are urged to take trains from New York Penn Station or use the Port Authority Bus Terminal for
NJ TRANSIT and private carrier busing alternatives.
- Customers in Hoboken and Jersey City who need to access Secaucus are urged to use Hudson-Bergen Light Rail to Liberty State Park, where shuttle buses will take them to Secaucus.
- Morris & Essex Line, Gladstone Branch and Montclair-Boonton Line will have limited service running every two hours for points west of Montclair State University and west of Dover, in addition to regular MidTOWN DIRECT service.
- Please note: MidTOWN DIRECT service will make additional stops east of Summit.
- Additional Note: All Raritan Valley and North Jersey Coast Line trains scheduled to terminate in Hoboken will terminate at Newark Penn Station
Customers may experience overcrowding and possible delays caused by congestion.
- NJ TRANSIT urges customers to check njtransit.com for service updates and sign up for MyTransit alerts, which provide service updates via text or email.
- The Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) located near the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail station at Hoboken now sell bus tickets and passes.
Metro North Service for Pascack Valley Line and Port Jervis Customers
Two additional peak-period trains will operate to/from Port Jervis in each direction:
In the morning, two trains will depart Port Jervis at 5:33 a.m. and 6:33 a.m. These trains will make all stops to Suffern, then stop only at Route 17, Ridgewood, Glen Rock-Boro Hall, and Radburn before operating express to Secaucus. Connecting trains depart Secaucus at 7:48 a.m. and 8:46 a.m. and arrive in New York at 8:03 a.m. and 9:01 a.m.
In the afternoon/evening, two trains will depart Secaucus at 5:19 p.m. and 7:27 p.m. (connections from New York at 5:03 p.m. and 7:08 p.m.). These trains will operate express to Radburn, then stop at Glen Rock-Boro Hall, Route 17 and Suffern. After Suffern, these trains will make all stops to Port Jervis, arriving there at 7:29 p.m. and 9:22 p.m., respectively.
- Extra service on select bus routes which run parallel to Main/Bergen and Pascack Valley rail lines.
- Shuttle buses will operate between Liberty State Park light rail station in Jersey City and Secaucus Junction.
- All Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service has been restored into and out of Hoboken and will continue to operate on a normal weekday schedule.
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NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 938,500 weekday trips on 254 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 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.