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10/27/2017 - Amtrak Signal Work To Impact NJ Transit Customers - 11/10/17-11/12/17


Delays Anticipated on NEC and NJCL; Substitute Busing required on RVL

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT is advising customers of upcoming Amtrak signal work which will impact rail travel Friday night November 10th through Saturday and Sunday November 11th-12th. Amtrak’s work, between Newark Penn Station and Secaucus, continues their effort to maintain its Northeast Corridor in a state of good repair.

NJ TRANSIT is relying on assurances by Amtrak the work will be complete prior to the start of the Monday morning rush hour on November 13th.

Beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday, November 10th and continuing through the end of service on Sunday, November 12th, customers traveling on the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line may experience 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.

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.

During that same time, Amtrak will maximize this work period to also perform track work where the Raritan Valley Line connects with the Northeast Corridor. Customers on the Raritan Valley Line will have substitute busing in place to/from Newark Penn Station as follows:

  • Friday night 11/10 9 p.m. through the end of the service day busing will be in place in both directions between Cranford and Newark Penn Station.
  • Saturday 11/11 and Sunday 11/12 busing will be in place all day in both directions between Union and Newark Penn Station. 

Customers on these three rail lines (NEC, NJCL, 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 plenty of extra travel time:

  • 11/11 NY Rangers at MSG 1 p.m.
  • 11/11 NY Knicks at MSG at 8 p.m.
  • 11/11 NJ Devils at Prudential Center at 7 p.m.
  • 11/12 Dead & Company concert at MSG at 7 p.m.

Important Note: M&E and Midtown Direct service will NOT be impacted by this Amtrak signal work.

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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.