Posted Thursday, May 9th, 2019
Modified Weekday NJ Transit Rail Schedules Starting June 17
Beginning on Monday, June 17, NJ Transit will divert select Midtown Direct rail service on the Montclair-Boonton Line to accommodate Amtrak repair work that will take two tracks at Penn Station New York out of service.
Also, Morris & Essex Line Midtown Direct trains will not stop at Newark Broad Street station during the morning and evening peak periods, and a limited number of Midtown Direct reverse-peak trains will operate from Hoboken.
The work will require two tracks at Penn Station to be taken out of service resulting in fewer tracks for Amtrak, NJ Transit and the Long Island Rail Road.
NJ TRANSIT must implement service changes weekdays only between Monday, June 17 and Friday, Sept. 6. NJ Transit strongly advises customers to stay up to date during these service adjustments by visiting njtransit.com/inform.
Customers also may download or update the latest version of the NJ TRANSIT mobile app and activate custom push notifications; sign up for My Transit alerts; monitor NJ TRANSIT’s main Twitter handle (@NJTRANSIT), as well as individual rail line Twitter accounts (below); and check the website at njtransit.com.
The following service plan will be in place weekdays from June 17-Sept. 6.
Montclair-Boonton Line (MOBO); Morris & Essex Line (M&E)
A.M. Peak Period PSNY Arrivals Diverted To Hoboken Arrivals:
A.M. Peak Period PSNY Departures Diverted To Hoboken Departures
P.M. Peak Period PSNY Departures Diverted To Hoboken Departures:
P.M. Peak Period PSNY Arrivals Directed to Hoboken Arrivals
Note: MOBO 250, which currently departs MSU at 4:33 p.m. toward Hoboken, will depart at 3:41 p.m. and is renumbered as train 246. Customers have two alternative options:
o MOBO Midtown Direct 6248, departing MSU at 4:13 p.m. and arriving at PSNY at 5:08 p.m. Hoboken customers can transfer from Train 6248 to Train 430 at Newark Broad Street. Train 430 departs Newark Broad Street at 4:57 PM and arrives in Hoboken at 5:13 PM.
o MOBO Midtown Direct 6252, departing MSU at 5:07 p.m. and arriving at PSNY at 5:57 p.m. Hoboken customers can transfer from Train 6252 to Train 432 at Newark Broad Street. Train 432 departs Newark Broad Street at 5:46 PM and arrives in Hoboken at 6:03 PM.
Other Service Information
NJ TRANSIT bus service will be enhanced along three routes which travel along the Montclair-Boonton line to/from Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT) — Bus Route Nos. 324, 191 and 192 — to accommodate an anticipated increase in customer demand during the summer track work.
Newark Broad Street Station Advisory: To prevent the possibility of unsafe overcrowding conditions at Newark Broad Street station resulting from customers transferring to/from PSNY trains, M&E Midtown Direct trains traveling TO PSNY between 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. and trains traveling FROM PSNY between 4:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. will NOT make station stops at Newark Broad Street. During this timeframe, Newark Broad Street customers must utilize trains to/from Hoboken, or use Newark Light Rail to access PSNY service from Newark Penn Station.
Morristown Line: Customers who utilize Newark Broad Street as a transfer point to Midtown Direct trains may transfer at East Orange Station. Customers traveling to New York from stations between Hackettstown and Mount Arlington will continue to transfer at Dover to Midtown Direct trains as they do today. Additionally, some M&E trains will have modifications to stop patterns. Customers should carefully check the timetable.
Platforms Note: As a result of operating with fewer tracks in PSNY, some trains in/out of PSNY may be required to utilize shorter platforms and will be required to have fewer cars. To make maximum use of the limited track space at PSNY, some trains that currently operate with 10 cars will be reduced to 9 cars.
Ticketing/Fares for Montclair-Boonton Line Customers:
Montclair-Boonton Line fares will be adjusted to offset the cost of PATH or NY Waterway (NYWW) ferry travel options into New York City during June, July, August and September. The adjusted fare amount will be based on the customer’s origin and the destination stations on the Montclair-Boonton Line. For detailed fare information, please visit njtransit.com/inform.
Montclair-Boonton Line customers may purchase their PATH tickets at the large PATH Ticket Vending Machine in Hoboken Terminal or any one of the New York City PATH stations.
NY Waterway Ferry Option
Montclair-Boonton Line customers choosing to take ferry service into New York City during the summer may purchase a rail-ferry monthly combination pass at any of NJ TRANSIT’s Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs), Ticket Offices or the MyTix feature on the mobile app. Customers who prefer to buy one-way ferry tickets can purchase them at an adjusted fare by displaying their valid Montclair-Boonton Line ticket at the designated ticket window located in Hoboken Terminal.
Important note: Customers planning to return by ferry must purchase two one-way ferry tickets at Hoboken Terminal as these adjusted ferry tickets will NOT be available for purchase in New York City.
o Montclair-Boonton monthly passes with the adjusted fares will be available for purchase beginning May 19 at 5 p.m.
o Weekly/One-Way/Round Trip/Ten-Trip/Reduced Fare tickets with the fare adjustment will be available for purchase beginning June 13.