NJ TRANSIT will resume weekday off-peak, one-seat Raritan Valley Line (RVL) train service to NY Penn Station beginning November 4th. The service was temporarily suspended in September 2018 as NJ TRANSIT continued its installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment on its rail fleet.
In Westfield to announce the resumed service, Gov. Phil Murphy said, “RVL riders, who rely on NJ TRANSIT every day to get to and from work, have waited long enough for this service restoration. I’m proud to … make good on our promise to provide more reliable service for customers in these communities.”
“It’s wrong that Raritan Valley line passengers had no one seat ride service to New York, despite the line having more daily riders than other New Jersey Transit lines whose trains go straight through to the city,” said Congressman Tom Malinowski. “The restoration of off-peak one seat ride service is a good step forward, and I’m grateful to Governor Murphy for working with my office, as well as with the Raritan Valley Line Mayor’s Alliance and the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition, to make it happen. We will keep pushing for rush hour service as well.”
“We know how important this service is to our customers on the Raritan Valley Line, and we couldn’t be more pleased to make this announcement,” said NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin Corbett. “We thank our customers for their patience and understanding while we worked to restore weekday off-peak, one-seat ride service as soon as we could. This restoration is another example of our continued commitment to an improved customer experience for all of our customers.”
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