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Women Dies After Being Struck By NJ Transit Train in River Edge

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River Edge NJ, On Saturday afternoon, a woman was fatally struck by an NJ Transit train near the New Bridge Landing station in River Edge.

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Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Westwood by NJ Transit Train

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Westwood NJ, a NJ Transit Pascack Valley Line passenger train headed to Spring Valley, struck and killed a pedestrian at the Jefferson Avenue grade crossing, Westwood on Monday morning, 09/12. No injuries were reported by the train crew or passengers on board. The victim was said to have been an elderly woman who was using a wheeled walker as she entered the crossing. She was pronounced dead at the scene by a hospital based paramedic team. Westwood Police, NJ Transit Police, and the Bergen County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the tragic incident.

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Man Hit and killed by Pascack Valley Line Train near Essex Street Station in Hackensack

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Hackensack NJ, a man was killed when he was struck by a NJ Transit commuter train near Hackensack’s Essex Street Station.

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Man Struck by NJ Transit Train in Hackensack

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Hackensack NJ, around 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, an unidentified man, was fatally struck by a NJ Transit train near Passaic Street in Hackensack. The train had departed from Hoboken around 2:13 p.m. and was Spring Valley bound.

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Senate President Steve Sweeney Blasts Pascack Valley Line Cancellations

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Hillsdale NJ, Senate President Steve Sweeney today sharply criticized NJ Transit’s leadership for blaming a continuing shortage of engineers for the cancellation of two Pascack Valley Line express trains that led Metro-North to withhold contracted payments for the service from the fiscally strapped agency.

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Pascack Valley line hit by tragedy again

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Pearl River NY,  Pascack Valley line once again hit by tragedy.  This past Sunday two teen passengers inside a Porsche SUV died after the car burst into flames on NJ Transit’s Pascack Valley Line. A two-car collision sent a Porsche SUV plummeting off an overpass onto train tracks below, where it burst into flames, killing two teenagers and sending a third to a hospital with serious injuries.

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Second Pascack Valley Line Train Accident in a Week Leaves One Man Dead

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River Edge NJ, for the second time in less than a week a NJ Transit Pascack Valley line train was involved in an accident at or near the New Bridge Landing stop.

On Sunday 26-year-old New Milford man was struck and killed by a commuter train in River Edge.

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UPDATE: Father and son seriously Injured when a New Jersey Transit train collided with the car near New Bridge Landing

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River Edge NJ, A father and son were seriously injured when a New Jersey Transit train collided with the car they were in near New Bridge Landing Thursday morning, police said.

The 1610 train, which was scheduled to arrive in Hoboken from Spring Valley collided with the car at about 7:30 a.m., said Jim Smith, a spokesperson for NJ Transit. Pascack Valley Line service is suspended in both directions, Smith said.

The father and son suffered significant but non-life-threatening injuries and were trapped in their car, Smith said. The two were seen being put into an ambulance on stretchers and were sent to a local area hospital, said Lt. Mike Wallace. They were both conscious at the time of police response, he said.

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BUSES TO REPLACE WEEKEND AND MIDDAY TRAINS ON PASCACK VALLEY LINE TO ALLOW FOR REPAIR WORK

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PVL train tickets will be cross-honored on Main/Bergen County Lines

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Ridgewood NJ,  Due to grade crossing repairs and signal and track maintenance work, NJ TRANSIT is replacing trains on the Pascack Valley Line with buses on weekends and during midday hours on weekdays beginning on Sunday, September 17 and continuing through Saturday, October 28.

This does not effect Ridgewood Main line and Bergen line passengers , but will impact Montvale , Park Ridge , Woodcliff Lake, Hillsdale, Westwood, Emerson, Oradell , River Edge , River Edge New Bridge Landing , Hackensack Anderson Street,  Hackensack Essex Street , Teterboro , and Wood Ridge .

Expect larger crowds on Main line and Bergen line during midday hours and late nights .

During this time, Pascack Valley Line tickets and passes will be cross-honored on the Main/Bergen County Lines trains. At Secaucus Junction, Coach USA buses – which are replacing Pascack Valley Line trains – will arrive and depart from Platforms 9 and 10. Bus times may vary from train times at some station stops. Customers should visit the NJ TRANSIT website for specific schedule times.

While busing is in effect, all Metro-North customers from Spring Valley, Nanuet and Pearl River may use their monthly/weekly commutation passes for travel on Metro-North’s Hudson Line between Tarrytown and Grand Central Terminal.

Monday through Friday, midday hours

On weekdays, during the midday hours, buses will operate in two sections:

Between Spring Valley and Secaucus: There will be several buses operating as express and local between Spring Valley and Secaucus. Customers should be mindful of the signage denoting whether they are express or local buses before boarding. Some buses will operate between New Bridge Landing and Secaucus, making all stops except Teterboro. Teterboro customers may use NJ TRANSIT’s No. 161 Bus, which stops at Industrial Avenue and Route 46.

Note: For Train 1622, buses will operate in three sections: New York State Express between Spring Valley and Secaucus (no local stops in New Jersey); between Montvale and Secaucus, operating express between New Bridge Landing and Secaucus; and between New Bridge Landing and Secaucus, making all stops except Teterboro.

While the busing is in operation during the midday hours, shuttle trains for Pascack Valley Line customers will operate between Secaucus and Hoboken.

Saturdays and Sundays

Local and New York State buses will operate between Spring Valley and Secaucus. Customers traveling between Secaucus and Hoboken should use Main and Bergen County Line trains.

NOTE: For You Night Owls :Bergen County Line Train 69, which operates to Port Jervis and normally departs Hoboken at 12:40 a.m., will depart Hoboken 5 minutes later, at 12:45 a.m. Pascack Valley Line customers traveling from Hoboken and connecting with the last substitute bus from Secaucus will use Train 69.

Teterboro Station customers should note that the last weekend outbound bus of the night will stop at Teterboro ONLY by request.