Commuter hell: 60 Minute Delays

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Expect hour-long NJ Transit delays over Veterans Day weekend.

Beginning at approximately 9 p.m. Friday, November 10 and continuing through the end of service day on Sunday, November 12, customers traveling on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) and North Jersey Coast Line (NJCL) trains may be subject to delays of up to 60 minutes in both directions. The Amtrak work will require signals near Newark Penn Station to be taken out of service, requiring trains to operate at restricted speeds.

During this time, Amtrak also will perform track maintenance work where RVL connects with the NEC. As a result, buses will replace trains in both directions as follows:

Friday, November 10 (from 9 p.m. through end of service day) - Between Cranford and Newark
Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12 (entire service day) - Between Union and Newark 

To accommodate this signal work and manage train traffic through the area, NJ TRANSIT will not operate the Northeast Corridor 7600 series trains between Rahway and Penn Station New York.  Customers will be accommodated by the following train which is scheduled 5-10 minutes behind the 7600 series.  Those trains will add a station stop at North Elizabeth.

Customers on these three rail lines (NEC, NJCL and RVL) are advised to allow for extra time to and from their destinations.  Customers also should pay close attention to station and crew announcements.

This work will impact customers on the NEC, NJCL and RVL planning to attend the following sports events and concerts.  Customers are strongly encouraged to allow additional travel time:

November 11 - NY Rangers at MSG 1 p.m.
November 11 - NY Knicks at MSG at 8 p.m.
November 11 NJ Devils at Prudential Center at 7 p.m.
November 12 Dead & Company concert at MSG at 7 p.m.
 NOTE: Please allow additional travel time when using NEC or NJCL trains to/from the Newark Liberty International Airport.

Important NOTE: North Elizabeth, Hamilton and Princeton Junction stations will have low level boarding. 
M&E and Midtown Direct service will NOT be impacted by this Amtrak signal work.


Please continue on to http://www.njtransit.com/ for more information. Or call NJ TRANSIT Customer Service at (973) 275-5555 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.