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The following update has been published by NJ Transit. Please note that the site njtransit.com/theupdate, which NJ Transit will use to provide updated information and new details, will go live at noon today, June 9th.
NJ TRANSIT SERVICE CHANGES FOR AMTRAK SUMMER REPAIRS
NEWARK, NJ — In advance of the upcoming Amtrak track work at Penn Station New York (PSNY) during July and August, NJ TRANSIT has published new weekday rail schedules to assist customers in navigating the service changes and making their travel plans.
Printable versions of the timetables can be found at a new dedicated information portal at njtransit.com/theupdate after 12 p.m. June 9, 2017. Weekend service will not be impacted.
To accommodate Amtrak’s track repairs in July and August at PSNY, NJ TRANSIT must implement service changes weekdays only between Monday, July 10th and Friday, September 1st. NJ TRANSIT is strongly advising customers on all modes of transportation to remain aware of the status of the system by signing up for My Transit alerts, monitoring Twitter (@NJTRANSIT) and the website njtransit.com/theupdate.
“More than 80 percent of NJ TRANSIT customers travel over a portion of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor at some point during their trip, so in essence, they are customers of Amtrak as well,” said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Steven H. Santoro. “In developing this service plan, the safety of every customer was the top priority. Not only is this plan the safest, but it maintains the maximum number of seats across the rail system.”
NJ TRANSIT Service Plan July 10th- September 1st
The following service plan will be in place weekdays from July 10th through September 1st. All Morris & Essex Lines (M&E) customers should check the new schedules for train times and station stops as changes have been made.
Summer Service At A Glance
Ticketing/Fare Discounts for M&E Customers
M&E Midtown Direct customers will receive up to a 63 percent discount off their regular New York fare, and will be able to utilize cross-honoring in Hoboken and alternates described below. M&E Midtown Direct customers should purchase a Hoboken destination ticket for July and August. This discount will be based on the origin and the destination of the M&E customer’s travel. One-Way, Round Trip, Ten-Trip and Reduced Fare tickets purchased with the discount will have expiration dates of September 1st and will not be valid for travel beginning September 2nd.
These options will provide access to/from New York City for M&E customers opting to purchase tickets/passes with Hoboken as final destination.
At Newark Broad St:
NJ TRANSIT and Private Bus Carriers:
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
Enhanced NJ TRANSIT Bus Service
Enhanced NJ TRANSIT Light Rail Service
Website and Travel Information
NJ TRANSIT will provide updated information as new details become available at njtransit.com/theupdate.
Information on NJ TRANSIT’s website is available in 14 languages using Google Translate. To use a language other than English, click on “Translate This Site” at the lower right corner of the homepage and click on the language of your choice.
Customers may also access NJ TRANSIT’s Twitter feed at @NJTRANSIT or listen to broadcast traffic reports. Additionally, NJ TRANSIT will provide the most current service information via the My Transit alert system (www.njtransit.com/mytransit), which delivers travel advisories for your specific trip to your cell phone. Service information is also available by calling (973) 275-5555.
Allow additional time for travel and parking. Service and parking spaces will be limited and will fill up quickly. Expect overcrowded conditions and delays. Customers who have travel time flexibility should consider off-peak travel.
About NJ TRANSIT
NJ TRANSIT is the nation’s largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 944,000 weekday trips on 255 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 166 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.