This afternoon, New Jersey Transit released its updated summer schedules, for use between July 10 and September 1.
The timetables were released in anticipation of the service changes necessary to accommodate Amtrak’s upcoming Penn Station maintenance program. Governor Christie had previously held a previous conference discussing the adjustments, and New Jersey lawmakers held a hearing with officials about the modifications.
Amtrak had already released its own updated schedules a few weeks prior, with the Long Island Rail Road being the only railroad operating in and out of Penn Station without a new summer schedule for commuters.
All Morris & Essex lines trains, with the exception of a few early morning trains, will be diverted to Hoboken Terminal. Passengers will receive extreme fare cuts (upwards of 50%), as well as free connections to the PATH train, NY Waterway, and other transportation options. NJ Transit has posted a new schedule for this rail line, as well as an updated fare calculator.
Other train lines will also be affected by the Penn repair program. The Main/Bergen, Pascack Valley, and Port Jervis routes will all have slightly different connection times at Secaucus Junction for trains to New York. The North Jersey Coast and Northeast Corridor will also have minor modifications, with the largest being the discontinuation of NJCL trains running to and from Hoboken Terminal. You can view these, and the other updated schedules, here on NJ Transit’s website.
As of right now, only weekday schedules are being modified; all weekend service will run as normal.