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NORTH JERSEY COAST LINE (NJCL)

In June, schedules were adjusted on some NJCL trains to accommodate the installation of PTC equipment. Beginning October 14, additional trains will be temporarily discontinued while others have service changes as we accelerate these installations. Highlights are listed below; however, we strongly encourage you to review the new NJCL schedule to determine if any changes affect your regular trip.

To proactively address the potential service adjustment impacts, NJ TRANSIT will offer a 10-percent discount on all NJ TRANSIT rail tickets and passes for travel in November, December and January while the mandated hardware installation is completed. The 10-percent discount applies to NJ TRANSIT rail service only and does not apply to Metro-North service.

EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 14

INBOUND SERVICE (temporarily discontinued)

  • Train 3500, the 5:53 a.m. departure from South Amboy arriving Penn Station New York at 7 a.m.
    • Alternate for local trips: Train 3208 will depart Long Branch at 4:52 a.m. and make all local stops to Rahway. Transfer to Northeast Corridor Train 3702 at Rahway for local travel.
    • Alternate Rahway to Penn Station New York: Train 3812 will depart Trenton at 5:21 a.m. and make local stops.
    • Alternate South Amboy to Penn Station New York: Train 3310 will depart Bay Head at 4:54 a.m. and make all stops to Avenel, then express to Newark Penn Station and continue to Penn Station New York.

OUTBOUND SERVICE (temporarily discontinued)

  • Train 3507, the 7:46 a.m. departure from Penn Station New York to South Amboy
    • Earlier option is Train 3223, which departs Penn Station New York at 7:44 a.m. to Long Branch.

EFFECTIVE JUNE 4

INBOUND SERVICE (temporarily discontinued)

Customers may take alternate service to Secaucus and transfer for service to Hoboken at no extra charge.

  • Train 2300, the 4:49 a.m. departure from Bay Head to Hoboken
    • There is no earlier train option from Bay Head. The earlier inbound train departs from Long Branch at 4:58 a.m. (Train 2300 previously departed Long Branch at 5:27 a.m.)
    • Later train departs Bay Head at 4:57 a.m. and Long Branch at 5:35 a.m.
  • Train 2602, the 6:05 a.m. departure from Long Branch to Hoboken
    • Earlier train departs at 6:01 a.m.
    • Later train departs at 6:19 a.m.
  • Train 2312, the 2:05 p.m. departure from Bay Head to Hoboken
    • Earlier train departs at 1:10 p.m.
    • Later train departs at 3:05 p.m.
  • Train 3274, the 6:55 p.m. departure from Long Branch to New York
    • Earlier train departs at 6:33 p.m.
    • Later train departs at 7:20 p.m.

OUTBOUND SERVICE (temporarily discontinued)

Customers may take alternate service to Secaucus and transfer for service to Long Branch/Bay Head at no extra charge.

  • Train 2303, the 2:12 p.m. departure from Hoboken to Bay Head
    • Earlier train departs at 2:02 p.m. from Newark Penn Station (Train 2303 previously departed Newark at 2:36 p.m.)
    • Later train departs at 3:05 p.m. from Newark Penn Station
  • Train 2607, the 4:55 p.m. departure from Hoboken to Long Branch
    • Earlier train departs at 4:54 p.m. from Newark Penn Station (Train 2607 previously departed Newark at 5:18 p.m.)
    • Later train departs at 5:25 p.m. from Newark Penn Station
  • Train 2611, the 5:43 p.m. departure from Hoboken to Long Branch
    • Earlier train departs at 6:04 p.m. from Newark Penn Station (Train 2611 previously departed Newark at 6:10 p.m.)
    • Later train departs at 6:22 p.m. from Newark Penn Station
  • Train 2313, the 6:21 p.m. departure from Hoboken to Bay Head
    • Earlier train departs at 6:22 p.m. from Newark Penn Station (Train 2313 previously departed Newark at 6:40 p.m.)
    • Later train departs at 6:47 p.m. from Newark Penn Station

RESTORED SERVICE & OTHER ADJUSTMENTS

The following trains will be restored to/from Penn Station New York and will no longer operate to/from Hoboken. These trains were diverted to Hoboken in January as part of Amtrak's ongoing track improvement project at Penn Station.

  • Train 3318 will depart Bay Head at 5:40 a.m. and Long Branch at 6:19 a.m. and travel to Newark/New York
    • This train will make all station stops to Aberdeen-Matawan and then express to Newark, arriving in Newark at 7:19 a.m. and in New York at 7:42 a.m.
  • Train 3269 will depart New York at 5:45 p.m. and Newark at 6:04 p.m. and travel to Long Branch
    • This train will express to Rahway and then make all station stops to Long Branch, arriving in Long Branch at 7:24 p.m.

The following train has been renumbered and station stops and departure times have been adjusted.

  • Train 3316 (current 6:11 a.m. departure from Long Branch) will be renumbered as Train 3216 and will now depart from Long Branch at 6:01 a.m. with service to Newark/New York
    • This train will make all station stops from Long Branch to South Amboy and then stop at Woodbridge and Avenel before expressing to Newark, arriving in Newark at 7:08 a.m. and in New York at 7:30 a.m.
    • This train will no longer serve Bay Head through Elberon stations

Be sure to check the new schedule for other adjustments, especially if you connect with other services.





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