On Monday, September 9th, NJ TRANSIT is restoring Montclair-Boonton Line trains into and out of New York Penn Station that were rerouted to Hoboken while Amtrak completed vital infrastructure renewal work. Trains will resume serving New York Penn Station with minor adjustments to departure and arrival times to accommodate Amtrak and other operational requirements, and improve on-time performance.
At Newark Broad Street station, all scheduled stops during rush hours will be restored. Montclair-Boonton Line Schedule
Midtown Direct trains will resume stopping at Newark Broad Street station during rush hours. Reverse-peak trains that originated from Hoboken during the Amtrak work will resume originating from New York Penn Station. Morris & Essex Line Schedule
In response to customer requests and analysis of ridership, North Jersey Coast Line train 2602 will continue to arrive in Hoboken at 7:28AM, and NJCL train 2611 will continue to depart Hoboken at 5:43PM. Customers can continue to conveniently connect with NJ TRANSIT buses, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, PATH trains and NY Waterway ferry service at Hoboken.
Avenel will become a full-time North Jersey Coast Line station, with 32 additional stops each week. An additional 11 trains will stop on weekdays, and weekend service will be added for the first time, with 21 stops.
Note: Trains stopping at both Elizabeth and North Elizabeth stations will use the low-level platforms on select weekday late nights/early mornings and select weekends to accommodate platform replacement work at Elizabeth Station this fall. When a platform at either station is low-leveling, the other direction's platform will be used for level access to trains.
Customers who require level boarding or deboarding access at the Elizabeth or North Elizabeth stations during periods of low-level boarding may need to travel to either Newark Airport or Linden, where they can transfer to the next train going back in the direction of a level platform. To make these turns easier, NJ TRANSIT is adding stops at North Elizabeth on regularly scheduled trains.
The four weekday trains adding North Elizabeth stops and their times will be:
The four weekend trains adding North Elizabeth stops will be:
Discounted tickets and passes will be valid through September 30, 2019, and will no longer be accepted as of October 1, 2019.
While trains were rerouted, Amtrak repaired and renewed two railroad interlockings at the east end of New York Penn Station which direct train traffic in and out of the East River tunnels connecting to Sunnyside Yard in Queens. Access to Sunnyside Yard is critical to NJ TRANSIT operations at PSNY as it enables the maximum number of trains and number of cars per train to use platforms at New York Penn Station.