Rail

NJ Transit brings weekend service from Hoboken to Montclair

Submitted by ragnarok on Thu, 10/01/2009 - 00:55
NJ Transit

http://www.nj.com/hobokennow/index.ssf/2009/09/nj_transit_brings_weeken…

By Jamie Schuh / The Jersey Journal
September 30, 2009, 2:10PM

Fancy taking a weekend trip out of Hoboken? Well, your options just got a bit easier with NJ Transit's new weekend rail service on a portion of the Montclair-Boonton Line from Bay Street Station in Montclair to Newark and Hoboken Terminal.

Jerk conductor

Submitted by ragnarok on Mon, 09/14/2009 - 21:20
NJ Transit

So I've got my weekly (long story) from Hackettstown to Hoboken. I'm on train #5733 (car #7590) - a High Bridge bound train out of Penn Station Newark. The train is delayed 15 minutes, first because of "Amtrak switch problems" then "Amtrak signal problems" so right there, imho, they have gall to be collecting tickets, but who am I to say?

AC Train starts July off with a fumble!!!

Submitted by NJasonH13 on Mon, 07/06/2009 - 14:10
NJ Transit

While waiting for the 447pm AC line in Philly 30th st station on Wednesday July 1st the ticker called for a 30 min late train. After about waiting 45 mins the board comes up saying train cancelled which means the next train isn't until 548pm... At about 530 people begin heading outside to catch shuttle buses. They send 1 bus for the amount of passengers that normally fill a 4 -5 car train. Then when that fills up they send a 2nd bus. the 2nd bus doesn't srrive til about 630pm. When it does there is a mad rush for the bus...

Port Jervis Line commuters miffed by delays, fare hike

Submitted by ragnarok on Wed, 06/17/2009 - 14:53
NJ Transit

Snafus snarl Metro-North day before fares rise

http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090617/BIZ/906…

SALISBURY MILLS — Joann Behan and hundreds of other commuters stood on the platform at the Metro-North station Tuesday, listening to announcements, checking transit alerts on BlackBerrys and iPhones — and waiting for trains that never came.

Morris company picked for Lackawanna Cutoff

Submitted by ragnarok on Thu, 12/11/2008 - 16:07
NJ Transit

From The Daily Record. Visit this page to read the entire article

A proposed design for the restored Lackawanna Cutoff train line between Port Morris/Roxbury and Andover will be ready by May 2010, NJ Transit said Wednesday after its board of directors approved a contract with a Morristown company.

Federal OK gets rail line rolling

Submitted by ragnarok on Thu, 09/18/2008 - 16:16
NJ Transit

Federal OK gets rail line rolling
Lackawanna Cutoff in line for funding

The first phase of a long- planned commuter rail line in northwestern New Jersey has won federal environmental approval, but it still will be many years before any passengers board trains on the Lackawanna Cutoff line, officials said.

http://www.nj.com/news/ledger/morris/index.ssf?/base/news-5/12217120472…

Bombardier Transportation Wins Locomotive Orders Valued at 330 Million Euros

Submitted by ragnarok on Wed, 08/20/2008 - 15:36
NJ Transit

BERLIN, GERMANY, Aug 18, 2008 (Marketwire via COMTEX) ----Bombardier Transportation announced today it has signed two contracts to supply a total of 46 dual-powered passenger locomotives to the New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT) and the Agence Metropolitaine de Transport (AMT) in Montreal.

Chatham breakdown and 'Amtrak' delays

Submitted by ragnarok on Wed, 08/20/2008 - 15:27
NJ Transit

Had a 30 minute delay this AM because of a broken down train near Chatham. NO announcements were to be heard in my time standing around at Summit. I learned of the breakdown through the email alert NJT sent out.

We also were delayed at Secacus Junction going up the hill to the NEC. they blamed that one on Amtrak, like they always do.