Full Weekday Service Set To Resume Friday A.M.; Cross-Honoring Continues For Customer Convenience

April 7,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ,  be prepared for a few snafu’s but NJ TRANSIT will resume full weekday service into and out of Penn Station New York (PSNY) for Friday morning, pending completion of track repairs by Amtrak.  Amtrak has committed to reopening the closed section of track near PSNY by 4 a.m.

At approximately 9 a.m. Monday morning, NJ TRANSIT’s Northeast Corridor line train #3926 experienced a slow-speed derailment while pulling in to Track 9 at New York’s Penn Station.  Three cars in the middle of the ten car train derailed.  These were cars 5, 6, and 7.

Amtrak, which owns and maintains the tracks near Penn Station New York, has determined that a track problem was the cause of the derailment

Northeast Corridor (NEC) and North Jersey Coast Line (NJCL) schedules will return to full regular weekday service.  MidTOWN Direct trains will resume service to and from PSNY.  Raritan Valley Line (RVL) mid-day trains will resume direct service to and from PSNY.

“We now know that deficiencies in Amtrak’s infrastructure at Penn Station New York caused an extremely difficult and challenging week for our customers,” said Executive Director Steven H. Santoro.  “We appreciate and value all of our customers and thank them for their patience.  I want to assure our riders that NJ TRANSIT is doing everything possible to ensure Amtrak sets the bar higher on maintaining their infrastructure to prevent these types of incidents..”

As customers return to regular weekday schedules, cross honoring will remain in effect with NJ TRANSIT bus, light rail, private carrier bus, NY Waterway ferry, and PATH at Newark, Hoboken and 33rd Street.

Note:  The special New York Waterway ferry from Hoboken Terminal will not operate.

For the latest travel information, customers should visit njtransit.com, 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 to your smartphone. Service information is also available by calling (973) 275-5555.