Electric Powered Trains Return to Hoboken
A key power substation has been repaired, New Jersey Transit announced on Tuesday.
As of Sunday March 24, electric-powered trains will run to and from the Hoboken Terminal again, announced New Jersey Transit on Tuesday afternoon.
It's for the first time since Hurricane Sandy that the electric trains resume service.
After that day, the agency will be at 97 percent of its service, compared to pre-Sandy levels.
In a statement, NJ Transit Executive Director James Weinstein said, “This marks significant progress in post-Sandy recovery."
Weinstein added that as of March 24, there will be 21 additional trains added to the current schedules, "which will restore nearly all rush hour service to Hoboken and result in the long-awaited return of standard one-seat service to Hoboken for Gladstone customers."
In January, NJ TRANSIT restored full rail service into and out of New York Penn Station when compared to pre-Sandy levels.
In addition, 19 trains that have been operating partial length trips will be restored to full service.
Here are the changes, according to NJ Transit:
- Morris & Essex Lines: 15 additional trains
- Full restoration of morning peak period inbound service to Hoboken from the Gladstone and Morristown lines
- Full restoration of evening peak period outbound service from Hoboken to the Morristown Line west of Summit and from Hoboken to the Gladstone Line
- Montclair-Boonton Line: Two additional trains
- Restoration of a morning peak period train from Montclair State University to Hoboken
- Restoration of an afternoon departure from Hoboken to Denville
- Main/Bergen County Line: Four additional trains
- Full restoration of evening peak period outbound service from Hoboken.