NJ Transit to Cut Fares, Reduce Service

NJ Transit will temporarily cut railroad fares by 10 percent, while reducing service to finish the installation of Positive Train Control.

Service changes will include the discontinuation of some trains, along with a change in times and origin and destination points for others.  This will begin on October 14th and will impact commuters on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line, Morris & Essex Lines, Montclair-Boonton, and Main and Bergen County Lines.

“As a daily rail commuter myself, I fully understand the impact this has on people’s lives,’’ Executive Director Kevin Corbett said in a statement. “That’s why I thought it was so important to offer the 10% discount to our loyal rail customers."

The discounted tickets will be available to commuters in November, December and January.  Normal service is expected to resume in mid-January.

“Our customers will always be our first priority, and their experience must be safe and consistent. We thoughtfully reviewed all trains that are part of this adjustment and found the most reasonable alternatives,” Corbett said.

The federal government requires that NJ Transit have Positive Train Control installed by the end of the year.  Currently, work is about 66 percent complete.

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