New Jersey Transit commuting information for Friday, Oct. 7

Commuting information for Oct. 5, 2016

Commuting information for Oct. 5, 2016 (10/6/16)

HOBOKEN - NJ TRANSIT is continuing the existing alternate service plan for Friday Oct. 7 with rail service into and out of Hoboken Terminal remaining suspended.

NJ TRANSIT continues to monitor ridership volumes on the Main/Bergen, Pascack Valley and Port Jervis Lines and has been deploying additional capacity, when available, in selected areas to help alleviate overcrowding.

Cross honoring with PATH, ferries, NJ TRANSIT bus, private carriers and light rail will continue until further notice.


• Customers who normally travel to Hoboken should continue to purchase tickets and passes to Hoboken, so that they may be cross honored by rail into New York Penn Station or by shuttle bus from Secaucus to Liberty State Park.

• Customers for trains normally bound for Hoboken are advised NOT to use Trip Planner on or on the mobile app.  Please use the latest customer notice by clicking on the “Critical Service Advisory” located on

NJ Transit Rail

• Main, Bergen, Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines will continue to operate on a weekend schedule originating/terminating in Secaucus, with stops at Teterboro and Woodcliff Lake stations (weekdays only).

• All rail service to and from New York Penn Station will operate on a normal weekday schedule.  This includes Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line and MidTOWN DIRECT trains. Customer may experience crowding and minor delays due to the added volume of customers boarding and de-boarding.

• Raritan Valley and Atlantic City Rail Lines will operate on normal weekday schedules.

• Customers in New York City who need to access Secaucus are urged to take trains from New York Penn Station or use the Port Authority Bus Terminal for NJ TRANSIT and private carrier busing alternatives.

• Customers in Hoboken and Jersey City who need to access Secaucus are urged to use Hudson-Bergen Light Rail to Liberty State Park, where shuttle buses will take them to Secaucus.

• Morris & Essex Line, Gladstone Branch and Montclair-Boonton Line will have limited service running every two hours for points west of Montclair State University and west of Dover, in addition to regular MidTOWN DIRECT service.

• Please note: MidTOWN DIRECT service will make additional stops east of Summit.

• Additional Note:  All Raritan Valley and North Jersey Coast Line trains scheduled to terminate in Hoboken will terminate at Newark Penn Station.

Customers may experience overcrowding and possible delays caused by congestion.  

• NJ TRANSIT urges customers to check for service updates and sign up for MyTransit alerts, which provide service updates via text or email.

• The Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) located near the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail station at Hoboken now sell bus tickets and passes.

Metro North Service for Pascack Valley Line and Port Jervis Customers

• Two additional peak-period trains will operate to/from Port Jervis in each direction: 

• In the morning, two trains will depart Port Jervis at 5:33 a.m. and 6:33 a.m. These trains will make all stops to Suffern, then stop only at Route 17, Ridgewood, Glen Rock-Boro Hall, and Radburn before operating express to Secaucus.  Connecting trains depart Secaucus at 7:48 a.m. and 8:46 a.m. and arrive in New York at 8:03 a.m. and 9:01 a.m.

• In the afternoon/evening, two trains will depart Secaucus at 5:19 p.m. and 7:27 p.m. (connections from New York at 5:03 p.m. and 7:08 p.m.). These trains will operate express to Radburn, then stop at Glen Rock-Boro Hall, Route 17 and Suffern. After Suffern, these trains will make all stops to Port Jervis, arriving there at 7:29 p.m. and 9:22 p.m., respectively.

• For schedule information go to:

NJ Transit Bus

• Extra service on select bus routes which run parallel to Main/Bergen and Pascack Valley rail lines.

• Shuttle buses will operate between Liberty State Park light rail station in Jersey City and Secaucus Junction.

NJ Transit Light Rail

• All Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service is operating on a normal weekday schedule.

More on this topic

Updates at NJ Transit website

Hoboken Train Crash - Important Phone Numbers

Email for witnesses of the crash who may be able to provide useful information:

NJ Transit Modified Schedule

NJ Transit : 973-275-5555 NJ Transit Toll Free line : 855 336-1774 Jersey City Medical Center : 201-915-2691 Hoboken University Medical Center : 201-418-1000

Photos: Train crashes into Hoboken train stationA commuter train has crashed into a rail station in Hoboken, causing serious damage.

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