A New Jersey Transit train arrives at Hoboken Terminal during morning rush hour

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New NJ Transit schedule begins with 18 fewer trains

October 15, 2018 - 7:31 am

HOBOKEN, N.J. (1010 WINS) – New Jersey Transit riders are being hit with another inconvenience on their commutes.

On Sunday, the agency began a new schedule which will impact rail service on multiple lines as the agency works to install federally mandated safety technology known as positive train control.

NJ Transit has until Dec. 31, 2018 to install the emergency braking system and will be suspending 18 trains for three months, including three Northeast Corridor and two North Jersey Coastline trains.

NJ Transit officials say the cars are being equipped with new computers, speed sensors and other PTC gear.

White PTC has been proven to save lives, it’s installation was already causing headaches for many NJ Transit commuters Monday morning.

“It’s just going to be a lovely commute this morning, and for the next few months. We’re very excited about the fact that we’re going to continue to have delays and no longer be able to be able to rely on New Jersey Transit for consistent transportation to work,” one rider sarcastically told 1010 WINS’ John Montone.

For the inconvenience, NJ Transit will be discounting fares by 10 percent. Despite the lower prices though, fewer trains will mean more crowds and more frustrated customers.

The daily trains to be suspended are:

Northeast Corridor:

10:42 a.m. (#3832) from Trenton to NY Penn

6:04 a.m.(#3703) from NY Penn to New Brunswick
3:42 p.m. (#3857) from NY Penn to Trenton


North Jersey Coast Line:

7:00 a.m. (#3500) from South Amboy to NY Penn

7:46 a.m. (#3507) from NY Penn to South Amboy


Morris & Essex:

6:01 p.m. (#330) from Summit
6:57 p.m. (#332) from Summut
10:38 p.m. (#436) from Gladstone
12:28 a.m. (#684) from Dover
All weekend Gladstone Branch service will be replaced by buses

5:59 a.m. (#303) to Summit
4:42 p.m. (#643) to Dover
6:07 p.m. (#467) to Murray Hill
7:09 p.m. (#441) to Gladstone



OUTBOUND from Hoboken
6:11 a.m. (#209) to Montclair State


Main Line/Bergen:

6:37 a.m. (#1146) from Suffren
3:05 p.m.(#1218) from Waldwick

7:00 a.m. (#1105) to Suffren
12:39 p.m. (#1155) to Suffren