NJ Transit adds more service options for Tuesday afternoon
NEWARK — NJ Transit added additional service for the the Tuesday afternoon commute from New York Penn Station.
The rail line will continue operating a holiday schedule but will add five trains that include stops at Jersey Avenue which is not a normal stop under a holiday schedule.
The additional NJ Transit service on Tuesday afternoon is:
- Northeast Corridor: 4:38 p.m. to Jersey Ave.
- Northeast Corridor: 5:28 p.m. to Jersey Ave.
- North Jersey Coast Line: 5:38 p.m. to Bay Head
- Northeast Corridor: 6:31 p.m. local to Trenton (including Jersey Avenue stop)
- North Jersey Coast Line: 6:38 p.m. to Bay Head
Cross-honoring will continue across all NJ Transit rail, light rail, buses plus private bus carriers, PATH and NY Waterway.
Raritan Valley Line service will operate on a regular weekday schedule and originate and terminate at Newark Penn Station while MidTOWN Direct trains continue to operate in and out of Hoboken Terminal where customers can access PATH and NJ TRANSIT bus service.
NJ Transit's Main/Bergen, Pascack Valley, Port Jervis and Atlantic City Rail Lines continue on regular weekday schedules.
Amtrak Chief Operating Officer Scot Naparstek said during a press conference at the station on Tuesday that 13 out of 21 tracks are available for use by NJ Transit, the Long Island Railroad and Amtrak because of a switch machine damaged by Monday's derailment.
“Until we have the switch machine repaired we are likely to have modified service,” Naparstek said, adding that crews are working round-the-clock to make repairs, but he could not give a timeframe for the return of full service. He also could not give an estimate of the cost of the repair nor the age of the equipment. Naparstek would not elaborate on how the switch machine broke during the derailment.
NJ Transit will announce its plan for Wednesday morning's commute later on Tuesday.
Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com.
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