Amtrak has been neglecting this work for years, but it must happen now to prevent even more delays and to create a safer commuting environment.
This work, once complete, will be the first step to greater transit reliability in the future.
Here are the steps NJ TRANSIT is taking to reduce the disruptions from Amtrak's work:
NJ TRANSIT will hold Amtrak accountable on providing real-time updates to customers about delays and repair schedules.
NJ TRANSIT is committed to being open and transparent across all media.
75% of customers will have the same travel pattern as they do today, but for those that won’t, NJ TRANSIT is providing additional staff and resources to address concerns.
Because of Amtrak’s work this summer, the overall rail service plan for customers who will be traveling into Penn Station New York and Hoboken Terminal
from July 10th – September 1st is as follows and will be in place continuously:
◊ Nearly all weekday Midtown Direct trains will be diverted to Hoboken except for the following four early morning trains, which will be operating into New York: Trains 6602, 6604, 6696 and 6306. All weekend Midtown Direct trains will operate directly into Penn Station NY.
◊ All Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line, Raritan Valley Line and Midtown Direct trains on the Montclair-Boonton Line will operate on regular weekday schedules with minor time changes to/from Penn Station NY.
◊ Main/Bergen, Pascack Valley and Port Jervis Lines will operate on regular weekday schedules, however, customers may need to adjust their connections to New York at Secaucus.
NJ TRANSIT’s regular weekend service will remain in effect through the summer Amtrak Track Repair Work.