New Jersey Transit announces changes for Penn Station repairs

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David Novarro reports on this summer's service changes.

New Jersey Transit has announced its service changes during this summer's repair work at Penn Station.

NJ Transit will alter service on weekdays between July 10 and September 1, and printable versions of the timetables can be found at a new dedicated information portal at NJTransit.com/TheUpdate. Weekend service will not be impacted.
SERVICE PLAN

-- Midtown Direct trains on the Morristown Line scheduled to arrive in Penn after 7 a.m. will be diverted to Hoboken for the rest of the service day. Customers traveling into New York on four early morning Midtown Direct trains will not have return service in the evening. They must travel to Hoboken for access to westbound M and E trains.

-- The four Morris and Essex Lines Midtown Direct trains are:
6602, the 5:44 a.m. arrival at Penn Station New York
6604, the 6:29 a.m. arrival at Penn Station New York
6696, the 6:54 a.m. arrival at Penn Station New York
6306, the 6:58 a.m. arrival at Penn Station New York

-- Midtown Direct trains on the Gladstone Branch will be diverted to/from Hoboken.

-- Midtown Direct trains on the Montclair-Boonton Line will operate on regular weekday schedules with minor time changes to/from Penn. Montclair-Boonton Line Midtown Direct trains will not stop at Broad Street Station during peak hours.

-- All Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line trains to Penn will operate on regular weekday schedules with minor time changes to/from PSNY. Hoboken-bound North Jersey Coast Line trains will terminate at Newark Penn Station. Customers can use rail service to Secaucus and transfer to Hoboken-bound trains. Hoboken tickets will be honored at Secaucus.

-- Raritan Valley Line trains will operate on regular weekday schedules with minor adjustments.

-- Main/Bergen, Pascack Valley and Port Jervis Lines will operate on regular weekday schedules, however, connecting PATH trains at Hoboken Terminal may be different.

-- Atlantic City Line will operate on regular weekday schedules.

CROSS HONORING OPTIONS

At Hoboken:
-- All NY Waterway Ferry routes to/from Hoboken Terminal including the special ferry service between Hoboken Terminal and W. 39th St. Ferry Terminal in midtown Manhattan. Cross-honoring on ferries will be to/from Hoboken Terminal only.
-- PATH at Hoboken, 33rd Street and World Trade Center only.

At Newark Broad Street:
-- Newark Light Rail to Newark Penn Station to access NEC, NJCL and RVL rail service to PSNY. Note: Cross-honoring is available on Newark Light Rail however, once at Newark Penn Station a New York rail ticket/pass will be required for travel to/from Newark Penn Station to PSNY. Tickets/passes to Hoboken will not be valid into PSNY.
-- Contracted private bus carrier express bus service from Newark Broad Street to PABT. This option will provide access to New York City for M&E customers opting to purchase tickets/passes with Hoboken as the final destination. This is only AM service.

NJ TRANSIT and Private Bus Carriers:
-- M&E rail tickets/passes will be cross-honored on regularly scheduled. NJ TRANSIT bus service and private carriers including DeCamp, Lakeland and Community Coach. Note: Private carrier busing to PABT will cross-honor rail tickets/passes with Hoboken as the final destination.

ENHANCED FERRY SERVICE

Beginning at 7:00 a.m. through 10:00 a.m., NY Waterway Ferry will operate special service from Hoboken Terminal to W. 39th St. in Midtown Manhattan every 15 minutes. This special service will also operate in the afternoon peak hours between 4:00 p.m. (W. 39th St. Manhattan) and 8:00 p.m. All of these trips will accept NJ TRANSIT tickets and passes to/from Hoboken.

ENHANCED NJT BUS SERVICE

-- NJ TRANSIT will enhance peak period bus service on three key lines, bus routes 107, 108 and 126.
-- NJ TRANSIT will have additional buses on standby to provide supplemental service from the South Orange train station bus stop located on Sloan Street between Second and Third streets with express service to PABT should overcrowding arise on the 107 route.
-- NJ TRANSIT will maintain additional buses on standby at Newark Penn Station to accommodate increased demand on the 108 line as needed.
-- NJ TRANSIT will add additional service on the 126 line from Hoboken to PABT with the focus on midpoint stops between 9th and 19th streets traveling toward PABT, and maintain additional buses on standby to accommodate times of increased demand.
-- NJ TRANSIT has contracted with private bus carriers to provide supplemental bus service from Newark Broad St. rail station, boarding at University Ave., with
express service to PABT as demand warrants. This service will only operate during the AM peak period (from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.)

ENHANCED NJT LIGHT RAIL SERVICE

Newark Light Rail service will increase the number of trips between Broad Street Station and Newark Penn Station to provide a 10 minute frequency instead of the current 15 minute frequency between 6:30-9:30 a.m. and between 3:30-8 p.m.

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