No NJ Transit Service Overnight As Crews Work To Clear Tracks After Derailment

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – NJ Transit says there will be no train service to and from New York Penn Station between 12:45 a.m. and 3 a.m. Six late night and overnight trains are expected to be affected.

The transit agency said that trains will operate from Newark Penn Station and that customers traveling from New York should take PATH trains and transfer at Newark, where trains will be held for PATH connections.

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Here are the trains that will be affected overnight:

  • North Jersey Coast Line train 3205, which normally departs New York at 1 a.m.
  • Northeast Corridor train 3805, which normally departs New York at 1:22 a.m.  Note: Customers who normally connect to train 1101 in Secaucus should take PATH to Hoboken and connect to train 1101 there.

The trains below will end their trips at Newark Penn Station on Tuesday night, instead of New York Penn Station.  Customers traveling to New York should connect to PATH trains at Newark:

  • North Jersey Coast Line train 3292, the 11:32 p.m. Long Branch departure
  • Northeast Corridor train 3892, the 11:48 p.m. Trenton departure
  • North Jersey Coast Line train 3200, the 12:22 a.m. Long Branch departure
  • Northeast Corridor train 3800, the 12:59 a.m. Trenton departure

Commuters using NJ Transit are currently experiencing 30-45 minute delays following a morning train derailment at Penn Station.

To give customers alternate travel options, NJ Transit rail tickets and passes will continue to be honored on NJ Transit buses, private carrier buses and PATH trains at Newark, Hoboken and New York for the remainder of the day.

The NJ Transit train left Penn Station and was headed for Trenton, N.J., when the last two cars jumped the tracks around 8 a.m.  The 300 passengers were transferred to another train by 9:18 a.m. No one was injured.

One of the two cars has been re-railed and removed and officials expect the same to be done for the second car around 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The accident forced authorities to shut down one of the two rail tunnels between Manhattan and New Jersey. Both inbound and outbound Amtrak and NJ Transit trains are sharing the other tunnel.

Both Long Island Rail Road and Amtrak commuters faced delays as a result of the derailment earlier in the day.

It’s just the most recent in a series of foul-ups that have left NJ Transit commuters waiting.

What do you make of NJ Transit service? Would you be willing to pay more for your ticket if service was better?


One Comment

  1. Wowee says:

    Remember, this is cheaper than building an additional rail tunnel under the Hudson River. The taxpayers have spoken.

  2. Bill says:

    Njt Blows and it always did. Trains which are cheaply made and poorlY maintained. In fact, SEPTA maintains them because njt has no idea what they’re doing.

    There’s a better system across the river in Philly. Works fine and runs perfect.

  3. Jean Adam says:

    like it

  4. Miguel torrES says:

    I woRk for mta so I know-how stupid they cAn bE. Most likely motorman Drunk.

  5. Joe Russo says:

    Move to Monmouth county and take the ferry. Well worth $600+/mo and rarely ever any problems.

  6. Frustrated says:

    Pay more for NJTransit?! For what? So the conductors can sit there and take naps on the ride home? So I can find out that my train was cancelled half an hour after it’s supposed to show up and I’ve already boarded the next overcrowded train? So I can spend an hour at Secaucus with no word on what’s going on and if someone should come and get me? Yeah, let’s give them more money…great idea!

  7. Samantha says:

    It took me almost 2 hrs to get to work this morning from N. Elizabeth stop. Not only did they allow us to get on the train at N. Elizabeth to take us to EWR the next stop. To tell us that we were going to be there 30-60 minutes. They could have told us that before we got on the train. Then they told us we can pay for the tram to the airport and try to catch a bus to NYC from the airport. Thanks guys. Then we get to Newark Penn we get off the train to go to Path train that no one knew about the cross honoring of tickets then was told that our train was leaving now to NYC. We get back on to sit some more then go to Secaucus to sit some more. Told the train on the platform next to us will be leaving first so get on that train, then told actually the other train go the signal to leave next so jump back to my original train. I boarded the train at 8:11 did not get off of it to about 10:04. Two hrs to go N. Elizabeth, EWR, Newark, Secaucus and NYC.

  8. Ian says:

    Isn’t ‘rescued’ being a little overdramatic? It’s not like they were stuck in a well, or held hostage by terrorists. They were stuck on a train that broke down,

  9. VeeBee says:

    I would not pay more if the service was better; I’d just like to get my money’s worth NOW. My NJT monthly train pass is $425, monthly parking at the train station is $102 and my NYC Metrocard is $104. Do the math and understand why I would not pay more for NJT to do what they’re supposed to do in the first place.

    1. Tom Boyle says:

      They are not announcing the reason why the delays. At least say what is happening. People can decide afterwards. Thank you WCBS for getting the info out to us!

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