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60 Minute Delays Anticipated due to Amtrak Signal Work between Newark and Secaucus – Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12, 2017


November 10,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Beginning at approximately 9 p.m. Friday, November 10 and continuing through the end of service day on Sunday, November 12, customers traveling on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) and North Jersey Coast Line (NJCL) trains may be subject to 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 minimize train congestion in Newark Penn Station during the Amtrak work, customers on the Raritan Valley Line will have substitute busing in place to/from Newark Penn Station as follows:

Friday, November 10 (from 9 p.m. through end of service day) – Between Cranford and Newark

Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12 (entire service day) – Between Union and Newark

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.

Customers on these three rail lines (NEC, NJCL and 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 additional travel time:

November 11 – NY Rangers at MSG 1 p.m.

November 11 – NY Knicks at MSG at 8 p.m.

November 11 NJ Devils at Prudential Center at 7 p.m.

November 12 Dead & Company concert at MSG at 7 p.m.

NOTE: Please allow additional travel time when using NEC or NJCL trains to/from the Newark Liberty International Airport.