New Jersey Transit rail operations

New Jersey Transit rail operations

Infobox rail
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marks=Revenue: NJTR
Non-revenue: NJT
Metro-North: MN
locale=North and Central Jersey, White Horse Pike corridor, Hudson Valley
start_year=1983
end_year=present
hq_city=1 Penn Plaza East
Newark, NJ 07105

New Jersey Transit Rail Operations is the rail division of New Jersey Transit that provides regional rail service primarily in northern New Jersey, along with one line in southern New Jersey, with most service centered around transportation to/from New York City, Hoboken, and Newark. New Jersey Transit also operates rail service in Orange and Rockland counties in New York State under contract to Metro-North Railroad.

Network

New Jersey Transit's commuter rail network consists of 11 lines and 162 stations [http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/an_factsataGlance_FY.pdf New Jersey Transit Facts at a Glance, 2006] ] primarily concentrated in northern New Jersey, with one line running between Atlantic City and Philadelphia. These lines are listed below.

Operations are in two divisions:
*Hoboken Division: These lines run from Hoboken Terminal or through Newark-Broad St., and includes Midtown Direct service via Kearny Junction.
*Newark Division: These lines run through Newark Penn on the NEC,and were previously operated by the Pennsylvania RR, CNJ and NYLB. Also in this division is the Atlantic City Line, previously operated by the Pennsylvania Reading Seashore Lines.

Passenger cars

New Jersey Transit has a fleet of over 1,000 passenger cars. The fleet and examples are described below. Except for the Comet IIM (which is all trailers), all examples shown are cab cars leading or on the tail end of trains.

Car groupings are, except for the Arrow III MUs, arranged in the following order: cab cars, trailers with lavatories, and trailers without lavatories, where applicable

Retired rolling stock

tations

NJ Transit's rail network has 161 stations, varying in size from major commuter hubs like New York Penn Station, Hoboken Terminal and Newark Penn Station to small trackside plexiglas shelters or simple stops with only a small platform. New Jersey Transit owns and operates all of its rail stations except as listed below.

Owned by Amtrak

*New York Penn Station
*Philadelphia-30th Street (NJ Transit stops at the Amtrak platforms on the lower level)

Owned by Metro-North Railroad

All of these stations are on the Port Jervis Line, where the MTA leases trackage from Norfolk Southern.
*Campbell Hall
*Harriman
*Middletown
*Otisville
*Port Jervis
*Salisbury Mills-Cornwall
*Sloatsburg
*Tuxedo

Leased to Metro-North Railroad

These stations are along the Pascack Valley Line, along trackage owned by New Jersey Transit.
*Nanuet
*Pearl River
*Spring Valley

See also

*Metro-North Railroad
*Conrail

References

ources

* [http://railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8895 Railroad.net forum thread]
* [http://www.njtransit.com/nn_press_release.jsp?PRESS_RELEASE_ID=344 NJT press release]

External links

* [http://www.njtransit.com NJ Transit]
* [http://www.njtransit.com/sf_tr.shtml NJ Transit Rail]
* [http://www.hobokenterminal.com The Unofficial NJ TRANSIT Website]
* [http://railroad.net/forums/viewforum.php?f=69 Railroad.net forums]
* [http://www.geocities.com/njt4148/njtrgifs.html NJ Transit Rail GIFs]
* [http://www.trainweb.org/railpix/njt.html Stan's Railpix—New Jersey Transit Photo Gallery]


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