NJ Transit riders affected by Penn Station renovations

Kimberly Dole
June 17, 2019 - 7:11 am
NJ Transit train

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HOBOKEN, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- Renovations at Penn Station beginning on Monday will affect commuters on the NJ Transit.

Midtown direct service on the Montclair-Boonton Line won't be direct for some riders for the next few months.

Some NJ Transit lines will be temporarily diverted to Hoboken in order to accommodate Amtrak repair work that will cause two tracks at Penn Station to be out of service, resulting in fewer tracks for Amtrak, NJ Transit and Long Island Rail Road.

Other temporary service adjustments will include Morris & Essex Line Midtown Direct trains that will no longer stop at the Newark Broad Street station during the morning and evening peak periods, and a limited number of Midtown Direct reverse-peak trains that will operate from Hoboken.

10 trains will be diverted from Penn Station to Hoboken, and although there will be reduced fares on the NJ Transit, there will be no cross-honoring on PATH or ferries.

The renovation is a $600 million project and is expected to finish December 2020.

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