NJ Transit to Add Trains and Reduce Commuting Time
Four Midtown Direct schedule to be adjusted and 15 trains added to Morris and Essex train line.
As of March 24, Millburn commuters should benefit from NJ Transit's system-wide schedule adjustments and added trains.
NJ Transit announced Tuesday, four of the Midtown Direct trains schedules will be adjusted to reduce travel time at the South Orange train station. Fifteen more trains will also be added to the Morris and Essex train line during peak periods.
Officials announced that they had focused on reducing travel time on the popular 6:19 p.m. train by eliminating Newark and Secaucus stops, which reduces travel time by six minutes and re-arranges the stack of trains to reduce current delays caused by local trains.
Additionally, by eliminating Secaucus stops on other trains, travel times have been able to be reduced on other popular midtown direct lines as well.
The additional trains will fully restore in bound service during morning peak period to Hoboken from the Gladstone and Morristown lines. Also, full restoration of evening peak period outbound service from Hoboken to the Morristown Line west of Summit and from Hoboken to the Gladstone Line.
NJ Transit announced as of March 24, it will also:
- Run electric-powered trains will run to and from the Hoboken Terminal again.
- Add two trains to Montclair-Booton line: Restoration of a morning peak period train from Montclair State University to Hoboken and an afternoon departure from Hoboken to Denville.
- Four additional trains for the Main-Bergen line: Full restoration of evening peak period outbound service from Hoboken.