10/2/2018 - Announcement from NJ Transit: Significant Changes to Schedules Effective Sunday, October 14, 2018
Announcement from NJ Transit:

NJ TRANSIT values your partnership and wants to make sure that you, the elected officials throughout our state, are kept informed of the latest developments concerning the installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) on our rail system and the temporary service adjustments that will be necessary to accommodate this important safety upgrade.

In order to accelerate the installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment on locomotives, cab control cars, and railroad rights-of-way, NJ TRANSIT will implement a final set of schedule adjustments, to go into effect on Sunday, October 14th, 2018, and will last until this phase of PTC implementation is completed, in January 2019.

NJ TRANSIT regrets having to make these temporary schedule adjustments. Unfortunately, they are necessary in order to meet the federally-mandated end-of-year PTC equipment installation deadline. We recognize these schedule adjustments impact our customers’ lives, and, to proactively address the impacts, NJ TRANSIT  will offer a 10-percent discount on all NJ TRANSIT rail tickets and passes for  travel in November, December and January, while the mandated hardware installation is completed.

The specific details are provided in the attached press release.

NJ TRANSIT will make every effort to minimize our customers’ inconvenience while these safety improvements are completed.

As always, we look forward to updating you regularly, on the status of the PTC installation program and we appreciate your help in ensuring our customers have the information they need to make the travel plans that best work for them.

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact John Del Colle, Senior Director, Legislative Relations, Government and Community Relations at (973) 491-8073, or, or myself, Paul Wyckoff, Chief, Government and External Affairs, at (973) 491-7855, or

NJ Transit Press Release October 2018

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