Monday, March 25, 2013
Systemwide adjustment in effect due to inclement weather.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Monday, March 25
NJ Transit will cross-honor tickets Monday in anticipation of weather-related service delays. Customers who travel the Montclair-Boonton, Morris-Essex and Raritan Valley lines will be able to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode—rail, bus or light rail. Locomotives will be positioned throughout the rail system to respond in the event of a disabled train, and the agency will monitor crowds at New York Penn Station, Hoboken Terminal and the Port Authority Bus Terminal. NJ Transit advises commuters of the following:
Monday, February 25, 2013
The Raritan Valley Rail Coalition is hoping to bring dual-powered trains to the local line.
With the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition continuing to advocate for one-seat ride service to New York City on the Raritan Valley Line, the Bridgewater Township Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday to show its support of the concept. Council president Christine Henderson Rose said that if this were to move forward, the one-seat ride would only be on off-peak and weekend hours on the Raritan Valley Line. “The transit line purchases a particular time to go through the tunnel, and there is no time left to purchase,” she said. “There won’t be until they sort it out or build another tunnel.” According to the resolution, the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition has been advocating for the one-seat ride since 1998, but it would require the …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Raritan Valley Rail Coalition supports a change to dual-powered trains on the Raritan Valley Line.
New Jersey Transit is currently testing dual-powered locomotives that could run on the Raritan Valley Train Line and create a one-seat ride into New York City—and Bridgewater officials are in favor of that move. “I believe that bringing a one-seat ride to residents is crucial for our continued growth,” said councilman Matthew Moench, who also serves as the township representative to the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition. Moench said that at the December meeting, a presentation was made concerning the benefits of dual-powered trains. Currently, the trains on the Raritan Valley Line are diesel-powered, and therefore not permitted to enter tunnels leading into New York. That is why riders are required to change trains in Newark, Moench said. The …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Incident happened near the Somerset Street crossing, spokesman for NJ Transit says.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
A Somerville man has been identified as the victim killed by a train just west of the Somerville train station Thursday morning, according to NJ Transit spokesman John Durso, Jr. Aly Abbas, 35, was struck and killed by a Newark-bound train. "It was a Newark-bound Raritan Valley train," Durso said. "It struck and fatally injured a male trespasser within the vicinity of the Somerset Street crossing." Durso said there has been no official cause of death released, but the Medical Examiner’s Office is continuing to investigate. “The investigation is continuing at this time,” he said. The incident occurred at approximately 6:30 a.m., Durso said. Durso said about 150 people were on the train at the time of the incident, but no injuries were …