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NJ TRANSIT INCREASES PEAK PERIOD NEWARK LIGHT RAIL SERVICE ON BROAD ST. EXTENSION
Change to Schedule Made in Response to Positive Customer Feedback following Summer Trial Period
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 19, 2019
NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT has increased weekday peak period service on Newark Light Rail’s Broad Street Extension to allow trains to operate every 10 minutes. This follows positive customer feedback on a trial of the enhanced service conducted this past summer during Amtrak track work at Penn Station New York.
“The response was extremely favorable during this trial and, with the additional resources provided to NJ TRANSIT, we are pleased that beginning this week we have incorporated the more frequent service into our regular weekday schedule,” said NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin Corbett.
NJ TRANSIT implemented the 10-minute intervals, known as headways, between Broad Street and Newark Penn Stations during peak hours in conjunction with service adjustments to the Morris & Essex, and Montclair Boonton lines from June 17th to September 6th. Customer feedback was so positive that NJ TRANSIT’s light rail leadership decided to incorporate the enhanced service into the regular weekday schedule by staffing the required number of light rail operators so it would not negatively impact other service.
The 10-minute headways will operate from approximately 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and from 3:30 to 8:00 p.m. each weekday.
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