The City of Summit is sharing information on NJ Transit schedule adjustments during the installation of federally-mandated, positive train control safety equipment on all NJ Transit passenger trains.
Beginning on Monday, June 4 and continuing through December 31, 2018, NJ Transit will adjust weekday service schedules on four Morris & Essex trains.
“I am very pleased that NJ Transit has spread service disruptions throughout its entire system and is not only impacting the Morris & Essex line, as was done during the Amtrak repairs last summer,” explains Summit Mayor Nora Radest. “Not only is the installation of positive train control equipment federally mandated, it is a matter of safety. Avoiding another tragedy like the Hoboken train crash is a priority for us all.”
Service on inbound train #608 departing at 5:45AM from Dover will be eliminated from Dover to Chatham. The train will not originate in Summit. Service on inbound train #626 departing at 8:28AM from Dover will be eliminated from Dover to Morris Plains. The train will now originate in Morristown.
Service on outbound train #608 departing at 6:42AM from Hoboken to Dover is temporarily discontinued. Service on outbound train #645 departing at 5:08PM from Hoboken to Dover is temporarily discontinued as well.
Radest continues: “Along with other mayors on the Morris & Essex line, I have met with NJ Transit to express how critical it is for Summit and other towns near transit hubs to be able to rely on consistent, timely and safe train and bus transportation. I am encouraged by the improved flow of communication and NJ Transit’s response to our concerns.”
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