RateNJTransit.com - NJ Transit Sucks! Share your tales and opinions with us! http://ratenjtransit.com/rss.xml en Site upgrade! http://ratenjtransit.com/node/131 <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Site upgrade!</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ragnarok</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-03-29T15:01:50+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 03/29/2018 - 15:01</span> Thu, 29 Mar 2018 15:01:50 +0000 ragnarok 131 at http://ratenjtransit.com http://ratenjtransit.com/node/131#comments Standers at Hoboken http://ratenjtransit.com/node/130 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Standers at Hoboken</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ragnarok</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 04/20/2015 - 23:14</span> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">NJ Transit</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1" hreflang="en">Rail</a></div> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment-node-blog field--type-comment field--label-hidden comment-wrapper"> </section> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>What do all these people do that stand around at Hoboken? They are obviously on the clock, what is their job function?</p> <p>I've heard tell of these "bosses" that watch the trains come in. What else do they do? How much are they paid? Why is their job needed?</p> <p>Seriously, NJT needs to cull some of these "idiots" to save some money and not raise our fares for ever worsening service!</p> </div> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:14:51 +0000 ragnarok 130 at http://ratenjtransit.com http://ratenjtransit.com/node/130#comments NJ Transit trains into and out of Penn Station suck every day http://ratenjtransit.com/node/96 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">NJ Transit trains into and out of Penn Station suck every day</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/220" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">pro ghetto</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 04/25/2014 - 01:51</span> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">NJ Transit</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1" hreflang="en">Rail</a></div> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment-node-blog field--type-comment field--label-hidden comment-wrapper"> <article role="article" data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-121" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous clearfix"> <span class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1400016819"></span> <footer class="comment__meta"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0" class="profile"> </article> <p class="comment__author"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></p> <p class="comment__time">Tue, 05/13/2014 - 21:33</p> <p class="comment__permalink"><a href="/comment/121#comment-121" hreflang="en">Permalink</a></p> </footer> <div class="comment__content"> <h3><a href="/comment/121#comment-121" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Penn is a pit</a></h3> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The poor announcements and commuter flow seems almost calculated, like "let's see how much we can frustrate our customers" (if that is what we can be considered). There is no attempt to improve this issue. NJT and Amtrak seem content with the game of musical chairs on the return commute.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=121&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="DU6SsQfbXDvT-hrA40KPX3HiQHEcnNHbl_N5LvoXiSI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> <div class="indented"><article role="article" data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-123" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous clearfix"> <span class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1407208885"></span> <footer class="comment__meta"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0" class="profile"> </article> <p class="comment__author"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></p> <p class="comment__time">Tue, 08/05/2014 - 03:21</p> <p class="comment__permalink"><a href="/comment/123#comment-123" hreflang="en">Permalink</a></p> <p class="visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/121#comment-121" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Penn is a pit</a> by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></p> </footer> <div class="comment__content"> <h3><a href="/comment/123#comment-123" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">NJ transit indifferent </a></h3> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>All they try to frustrate the commuters. Delay every day in and out of penn station, one day in a week more than 1 hour routinely. They just do it - because they do not care. NJ Transit employee do not care because they are not getting late even if thee is delay. People loosing their job not able to go to office, missing meetings, interviews, students missing class, babies are not able to see their mother/father on time because of NJ transit. But NJ transit is indifferent, do not care.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=123&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="Lkj0iuFijUJ-olizimeC0BRZLjZ1IFpYnqZNpsErgJA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> <div class="indented"><article role="article" data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-128" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous clearfix"> <span class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1478620486"></span> <footer class="comment__meta"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0" class="profile"> </article> <p class="comment__author"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></p> <p class="comment__time">Tue, 11/08/2016 - 15:54</p> <p class="comment__permalink"><a href="/comment/128#comment-128" hreflang="en">Permalink</a></p> <p class="visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/123#comment-123" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">NJ transit indifferent </a> by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></p> </footer> <div class="comment__content"> <h3><a href="/comment/128#comment-128" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Incompetence and Tardiness</a></h3> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I am a student that relies on the 744 every day just to get to class. My class begins at 11 a.m. and I'm at the bus stop by 9:30, 10 at the latest. I have gotten to class late several times simply because of the NJ Transit's tardiness. The 10:18 bus simply does not come and the only one that does come arrives at 10:50, by the time I get to class I'm considered tardy, I can't afford to fail this class. Seriously, fuck the NJ transit.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=128&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="7vqmOTjVYHHwVPhDCKVPNujdwqIm-AOTVCQHj3bECwo"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> <article role="article" data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-129" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous clearfix"> <span class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1478620495"></span> <footer class="comment__meta"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0" class="profile"> </article> <p class="comment__author"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></p> <p class="comment__time">Tue, 11/08/2016 - 15:54</p> <p class="comment__permalink"><a href="/comment/129#comment-129" hreflang="en">Permalink</a></p> <p class="visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/123#comment-123" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">NJ transit indifferent </a> by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></p> </footer> <div class="comment__content"> <h3><a href="/comment/129#comment-129" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Incompetence and Tardiness</a></h3> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I am a student that relies on the 744 every day just to get to class. My class begins at 11 a.m. and I'm at the bus stop by 9:30, 10 at the latest. I have gotten to class late several times simply because of the NJ Transit's tardiness. The 10:18 bus simply does not come and the only one that does come arrives at 10:50, by the time I get to class I'm considered tardy, I can't afford to fail this class. Seriously, fuck the NJ transit.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=129&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="9Oll-I4cGlD3M5E8Tx5L_YzhIM_GzH4kOxZgoGAUVjs"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> </div></div> </section> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Oh well, what can one do?<br /> Nothing -- that's what sucks more.</p> </div> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:51:12 +0000 pro ghetto 96 at http://ratenjtransit.com http://ratenjtransit.com/node/96#comments Restricted speed past Harriman http://ratenjtransit.com/node/95 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Restricted speed past Harriman</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ragnarok</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 09/17/2013 - 18:09</span> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">NJ Transit</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1" hreflang="en">Rail</a></div> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment-node-blog field--type-comment field--label-hidden comment-wrapper"> </section> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>So NJT decided to do some track work just north of Harriman, and the trains have been rolling at restricted speed. Thats all well and good, since men are down on the tracks, but WHY does that speed continue until WELL past the construction? We didn't pick up speed until we got all the way up by the 32 overpass. wth?</p> </div> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 18:09:27 +0000 ragnarok 95 at http://ratenjtransit.com http://ratenjtransit.com/node/95#comments Nailed a deer http://ratenjtransit.com/node/94 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Nailed a deer</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ragnarok</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 09/16/2013 - 10:00</span> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">NJ Transit</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1" hreflang="en">Rail</a></div> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment-node-blog field--type-comment field--label-hidden comment-wrapper"> </section> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Our train (#50) whacked a deer a mile or so north of Salisbury Mills this morning, got it stuck in the cow-catcher, and dragged it all the way into the station. The whole time it was trapped there, it was kicking up ballast that was making a gods-awful racket on the underside of the train! We ended up getting on our way eventually, but lost HEP, so no lights and heat. nasty bit of business. Props to the conductor who had to go unstuck the poor beast.</p> </div> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 ragnarok 94 at http://ratenjtransit.com http://ratenjtransit.com/node/94#comments Deception http://ratenjtransit.com/node/93 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Deception</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/202" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">rmaytag</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 08/08/2013 - 13:02</span> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">NJ Transit</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1" hreflang="en">Rail</a></div> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment-node-blog field--type-comment field--label-hidden comment-wrapper"> <article role="article" data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-114" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous clearfix"> <span class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1376404420"></span> <footer class="comment__meta"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0" class="profile"> </article> <p class="comment__author"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></p> <p class="comment__time">Tue, 08/13/2013 - 14:33</p> <p class="comment__permalink"><a href="/comment/114#comment-114" hreflang="en">Permalink</a></p> </footer> <div class="comment__content"> <h3><a href="/comment/114#comment-114" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Horrible day for NJ Transit</a></h3> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>It started with a sick passenger and then ended with a total power outage. You would think with all the money we pay each month they would at least be able to keep the trains running during the rain. Alternatives, we need alternatives.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=114&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="8KFO0Y5YLl2qqshHywGhV4qyRDR77lfqut0Du1tXses"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> <article role="article" data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-130" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous clearfix"> <span class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1494957067"></span> <footer class="comment__meta"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0" class="profile"> </article> <p class="comment__author"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></p> <p class="comment__time">Tue, 05/16/2017 - 17:51</p> <p class="comment__permalink"><a href="/comment/130#comment-130" hreflang="en">Permalink</a></p> </footer> <div class="comment__content"> <h3><a href="/comment/130#comment-130" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Let&#039;s all get together and file a lawsuit against njtransit</a></h3> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Service is not acceptable, terrible, we complain but nothing gets done. The only way will be to file a lawsuit against NJ transit. We are not travelling for free, we are paying for a service that we don't get.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=130&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="tUwKJXv3h1u1BOStiVtVNrbCzet9miGN1RtEDcjEhs4"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> </section> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Now that all NEC trains are consistently running at 15-25 min delays, it is imperative that the Directors of NJ Transit insist that new schedules be re-issued reflecting reality not some theoretical estimates of departure/arrival times.</p> <p>Riders use the schedules to time their trips. If those schedules are at odds with the actual time it takes for NJ Transit to make the trip then customers should be informed.</p> <p>The failure to do this is both negligent and unethical.</p> </div> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:02:49 +0000 rmaytag 93 at http://ratenjtransit.com http://ratenjtransit.com/node/93#comments Oh boy does nj transit and most of their employees suck BIG TIME.. http://ratenjtransit.com/node/92 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Oh boy does nj transit and most of their employees suck BIG TIME.. </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/200" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">njtransitsux666</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 07/18/2013 - 18:39</span> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">NJ Transit</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1" hreflang="en">Rail</a></div> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment-node-blog field--type-comment field--label-hidden comment-wrapper"> <article role="article" data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-122" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous clearfix"> <span class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1400103970"></span> <footer class="comment__meta"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0" class="profile"> </article> <p class="comment__author"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></p> <p class="comment__time">Wed, 05/14/2014 - 21:46</p> <p class="comment__permalink"><a href="/comment/122#comment-122" hreflang="en">Permalink</a></p> </footer> <div class="comment__content"> <h3><a href="/comment/122#comment-122" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Start walking fag! LOL</a></h3> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Start walking fag! LOL</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=122&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="6if5d102HIhmdtqcvqarT2PAbKJWhVVmdTZgbvxhBYA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> </section> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Oh my God, where to begin.<br /> Anyone who is on this site already knows what time it is with nj transit. So the east coast has 4 seasons. It rains in the spring, its gets hot in the summer; and let me stop right there. Has anyone noticed that the trains ESPECIALLY ne corridor and coast line get, how should i say this; fucked up at the beginning of rush hour when the temperature hits above 85 degrees? Ok, the rails get hot. Everything gets hot. Happens every year and yet there are no solutions. I'm no scientist just a very frustrated commuter.</p> <p>Like yesterday 7/17/13 and the day before that, and the day before that. So its feeling over 100 degrees today and i wonder what could go wrong today. STAND BY STAND BY CANCELLED STAND BY.STAND BY STAND BY CANCELLED STAND BY.STAND BY STAND BY CANCELLED STAND BY.STAND BY STAND BY CANCELLED STAND BY.STAND BY STAND BY CANCELLED STAND BY.STAND BY STAND BY CANCELLED STAND BY.STAND BY STAND BY CANCELLED STAND BY.STAND BY STAND BY CANCELLED STAND BY.STAND BY STAND BY CANCELLED STAND BY.STAND BY STAND BY CANCELLED STAND BY.STAND BY STAND BY CANCELLED STAND BY.STAND BY STAND BY CANCELLED STAND BY.STAND BY STAND BY CANCELLED STAND BY.STAND BY STAND BY CANCELLED STAND BY.STAND BY STAND BY CANCELLED STAND BY.STAND BY STAND BY CANCELLED STAND BY.STAND BY STAND BY CANCELLED STAND BY.STAND BY STAND BY CANCELLED STAND BY.STAND BY STAND BY CANCELLED STAND BY.STAND BY STAND BY CANCELLED STAND BY.STAND BY STAND BY CANCELLED STAND BY. </p> <p>When things get all fucked up, the system panics and jams people into an already jam packed train. WTF? How about when the train track is announced and the doors remain closed. Its only 200 degrees down there. LOVE THAT?!<br /> Then you gotta love those over paid jack-asses doing shit. Giving people just enough service but not enough to actually be doing anything at all. Just collect the tickets and keep it moving stupid fucks. </p> <p>I take njt 5 days a week and I think 4 of those 5 days its the absolute worst. No, I am not exaggerating.</p> <p>The LIRR section has the high-tech boards now that completely block the area if you have a big enough crowd full of lids waiting for their train. So you get to the other side (nj transit) and what do you know, a couple of those ancient monitors are broken and I expect them to be repaired when im dead. Bigger crowd when you get to that end because without those two ancient monitors; we like cattle have to find a way to get a good enough spot to see through the throngs of people. I am pretty amazed how much we as commuters tolerate. Pretty amazed how serious fights haven't broken out. Yet.</p> <p>Yes, Amtrak own the rails. SO WHAT? Is that their only excuse? Not good enough.<br /> We pay for this people. A lot. Would they arrest us all if one day we just didn't show that stupid guy the train ticket? We could shut the system down. Just for one day. Just a thought. A beautiful, wonderful thought.</p> <p>Lastly, FUCK NEW JERSEY TRANSIT AND ALL WHO WORK THERE.</p> </div> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 18:39:56 +0000 njtransitsux666 92 at http://ratenjtransit.com http://ratenjtransit.com/node/92#comments NJ Transit, Amtrak Trains To Be Delayed By Heat http://ratenjtransit.com/node/91 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">NJ Transit, Amtrak Trains To Be Delayed By Heat</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ragnarok</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 07/18/2013 - 18:03</span> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">NJ Transit</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1" hreflang="en">Rail</a></div> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment-node-story field--type-comment field--label-hidden comment-wrapper"> <article role="article" data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-115" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous clearfix"> <span class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1379717543"></span> <footer class="comment__meta"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0" class="profile"> </article> <p class="comment__author"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></p> <p class="comment__time">Fri, 09/20/2013 - 22:52</p> <p class="comment__permalink"><a href="/comment/115#comment-115" hreflang="en">Permalink</a></p> </footer> <div class="comment__content"> <h3><a href="/comment/115#comment-115" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">pushed off by conductor</a></h3> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>To the old fk nj transit conductor who works on the RVL train from newark departing at 5:45 PM. Thank you for literally pushing me off the train as the door was closing. Hope enjoyed it you overpaid donkey. A fking monkey can do your job. Unbelievable you get paid to do your job and get a pension. #fedupnjtransitrider.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=115&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="jZgWP5B60O-wq10YW1fqm4gvGFWF61Kxc9xfx-LjpuM"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> </section> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The speed restriction has been imposed by Amtrak on all trains using its Northeast Corridor tracks between Boston and Washington and on portions of the Keystone Corridor between Philadelphia and Harrisburg.<br /> In a press release Amtrak says engineers are monitoring rail temperatures in real-time and the restrictions are put in place when internal rail temperatures go above 120 degrees to ensure the safe operation of trains.</p> <p>The temperature of the rails is the latest heat-related issue NJ Transit and Amtrak have to deal with. The heat wave was to blame for overhead wire problems that disrupted NJ Transit service along the Northeast Corridor yesterday between Trenton and Metropark.</p> <p>Amtrak spokesman Cliff Cole says the hot temperatures caused the tension on the power lines to loosen and become saggy leading to delays for Amtrak passengers and New Jersey Transit commuters between Metropark and Trenton Wednesday afternoon.</p> <p>Cole says officials will monitor the overhead lines throughout the heat wave.</p> </div> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 18:03:44 +0000 ragnarok 91 at http://ratenjtransit.com http://ratenjtransit.com/node/91#comments NJ Transit eyes Linden for train storage during next major storm http://ratenjtransit.com/node/83 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">NJ Transit eyes Linden for train storage during next major storm</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ragnarok</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 01/19/2013 - 13:37</span> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">NJ Transit</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1" hreflang="en">Rail</a></div> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment-node-story field--type-comment field--label-hidden comment-wrapper"> </section> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><a href="http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/01/nj_transit_plans_to_store_trai.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/01/nj_transit_plans_to_store_trai…</a></p> <p>NJ Transit plans to harbor 300 trains near the closed General Motors plant in Linden during future monster storms like Hurricane Sandy, which flooded rail yards in Kearny and Hoboken and damaged hundreds of cars.</p> <p>The idea was floated Thursday near the end of a breakfast gathering of transportation professionals in Newark, which grew contentious when NJ Transit’s head of rail operations told an attendee who baited him that he had no plans to resign over the waterlogged trains.</p> </div> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 13:37:18 +0000 ragnarok 83 at http://ratenjtransit.com http://ratenjtransit.com/node/83#comments New Jersey railway put trains in Sandy flood zone despite warnings http://ratenjtransit.com/node/78 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">New Jersey railway put trains in Sandy flood zone despite warnings</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ragnarok</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 11/19/2012 - 14:38</span> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">NJ Transit</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">NJ Transit</a></div> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment-node-story field--type-comment field--label-hidden comment-wrapper"> </section> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/17/us-storm-sandy-newjersey-railway-idUSBRE8AG0K220121117" rel="nofollow">http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/17/us-storm-sandy-newjersey-rail…</a></p> <p>Exclusive: New Jersey railway put trains in Sandy flood zone despite warnings<br /> (Reuters) - New Jersey Transit's struggle to recover from Superstorm Sandy is being compounded by a pre-storm decision to park much of its equipment in two rail yards that forecasters predicted would flood, a move that resulted in damage to one-third of its locomotives and a quarter of its passenger cars.</p> </div> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:38:00 +0000 ragnarok 78 at http://ratenjtransit.com