New Jersey Transit

New Jersey Transit operates passenger service on eight routes in New Jersey (go to www.njtransit.com). Trains operate from New York Penn station to Montclair State University, Dover, Trenton and Long Branch with electric power, from Hoboken station to Spring Valley, Port Jervis, Hackettstown and Bay Head with diesel power, and to Dover and Gladstone with electric power, from Newark Penn station to High Bridge with diesel power and from Philadelphia 30th Street to Atlantic City with diesel power. Route and service descriptions can be found below.

Hoboken Division.

The Hoboken division consists of routes radiating from Hoboken station, New Jersey Transit’s main New Jersey terminus. Routes are as follows:-

The Pascack Valley line runs from Hoboken station to Spring Valley in New York State and offers peak hour service only Monday to Friday. Morning trains operate from Spring Valley to Hoboken and evening trains from Hoboken to Spring Valley. All trains are operated by diesel powered push pull coaching stock. New Jersey Transit shares responsibility with New York’s Metropolitan Transit Agency for this route, although all operations fall within the remit of New Jersey Transit. The New York MTA has provided a number of locomotives and coaches for this service but they are used as part of the common pool and are therefore not only restricted to this route.

The Main Line and Bergen County Route offers all day, all week, service to Waldwick in New Jersey and to Suffern in New York State with a limited number of trains operating to Port Jervis in New York State. All trains are operated by diesel powered push pull coaching stock. After Secaucus Junction the two routes split with the Main Line travelling via Delawanna and Paterson and the Bergen County line via Rutherford and Plauderville before the two routes come together again at Ridgewood. New Jersey Transit shares responsibility with New York’s Metropolitan Transit Agency for this route, although all operations fall within the remit of New Jersey Transit. The New York MTA has provided a number of locomotives and coaches for this service but they are used as part of the common pool and are therefore not only restricted to this route.


Metro North F40PH-2 no. 4191 is seen at Secaucus Junction with New Jersey Transit service 1874 17.34 Waldwick to Hoboken on Saturday 29th April 2006. This locomotive was formally Amtrak F40PH-2 no. 370.

The Montclaire-Boonton line offers all day, Monday to Friday service from New York Penn station to Montclaire State University with connections onwards to Hackettstown, New Jersey. Peak hour service also operates between Hoboken station and Montclaire State University. Service to Montclaire State University is provided by a mixture of Electric Multiple Unit and Electric Locomotive hauled push pull trains with connecting service to Hackettstown provided by Diesel locomotive hauled push pull trains.

The Morris and Essex lines offer all day, all week service between New York Penn station and Dover and between Hoboken station and Dover. A branch line to Gladstone is also served from Hoboken station and a limited number of peak hour services operate to stations between Dover and Hackettstown from Hoboken. Service to Dover and Gladstone is provided by a mixture of Electric Multiple Unit and Electric Locomotive hauled push pull trains with service beyond Dover to stations to Hackettstown being provided by Diesel locomotive hauled push pull trains.

Newark Division.

The Raritan Valley line offers all day, all week service between Newark Penn station and Raritan with peak hour through service to High Bridge. At weekends train service is extended to Hoboken station on a two hourly basis. Service on this line is provided by Diesel locomotive hauled push pull trains.

The North East Corridor route offers all day, all week service between New York Penn station and Trenton with a connecting branch from Princeton Junction to Princeton. Service on this line is provided by a mixture of Electric Multiple Unit and Electric Locomotive hauled push pull trains. The Princeton Branch is worked by Electric Multiple Unit cars.

The North Jersey Coast line offers all day, all week service from New York Penn station to Long Branch with connecting service to Bay Head. Peak hour through service operates between Hoboken station and Bay Head. Service to Long Branch is provided by a mixture of Electric Multiple Unit and Electric Locomotive hauled push pull trains with connecting service to Bay Head provided by Diesel locomotive hauled push pull trains. Through service from Hoboken to Bay Head is provided by Diesel locomotive hauled push pull trains.

Somewhat detached from the main New Jersey transit system is the Atlantic City line offering all day, all week service from Philadelphia 30th Street station to Atlantic City. This service is operated by Diesel locomotive hauled push pull trains.


New Jersey Transit GP40PH-2B locomotive 4208 approaches Hammonton on train 4614 12.23 Atlantic City to Philadelphia 30th Street on Friday 5th May 2006.

Motive Power

New Jersey Transit has quite a mixed bag of motive power for its services. Below is a summary of the current roster position for passenger locomotives, mainly taken from observations made over the weekend of 29th and 30th April and 5th and 6th May 2006. It has not been possible to verify all of the roster list but this is believed to be the current position.

Diesel

PL42AC         4000 to 4032 inclusive. Currently being delivered these are new build locomotives from Alstom.
GP40PH-2-0     4100 to 4112 inclusive.
F40PH-2CAT     4113 to 4129 inclusive.
GP40FH-2       4130 to 4144 inclusive.
GP40PH-2A      4145    4146     4147     4149     4150
GP40FH-2M      4184 to 4189 inclusive. Owned by New York MTA but operated by New Jersey Transit.
GP40PH-2M      4190. Owned by New York MTA but operated by New Jersey Transit.
F40PH-2        4191    4192     4193     4194. Owned by New York MTA but operated by New Jersey Transit. 
               Former Amtrak F40PH-2 locomotives      370     382      308      310 respectively.

GP40PH-2B      4200 to 4219 inclusive.

Electric

ALP44          4400 to 4431 inclusive.
ALP46          4600 to 4628 inclusive.







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