Latest Updates

Off-Peak One Seat Ride Temporarily Suspended as of September 10th

14 Aug 2018 

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT continues the installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment on its rail fleet throughout the state. To accommodate this critical safety upgrade, all service on the Atlantic City Rail Line (ACRL) will be temporarily suspended beginning Wednesday September 5th, and off-peak one-seat Raritan Valley Line (RVL) service, will be temporarily […]

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Cranford Station Receives Upgrade

02 Jul 2018 

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford rail station’s $4 million platform rehabilitation and transit arts project was completed by NJ Transit on Thursday. It was completed ahead of schedule and more than $2 million under budget. Along with structural repairs, the project included a number of enhancements to customer waiting areas including new windscreens made of Arts […]

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Important News Regarding Portal Bridge

02 Jul 2018 

By David Hutter, July 2, 2018 at 8:18 AM The Portal North Bridge. – (AARON HOUSTON) Gateway Development Corp. has submitted to the Federal Transit Administration a status update on the Hudson Tunnel Project, as well as an updated plan involving the local funding structure for the Portal North Bridge project. Both submissions address feedback […]

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RVL Leasing Cars from Maryland – Your Train Might Look Different!

19 Jun 2018 
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NJ TRANSIT Approves Financing Agreement for New Portal Bridge

19 Jun 2018 

NJ TRANSIT APPROVES FINANCING AGREEMENT FOR NEW PORTAL BRIDGE $600 Million Financing With New Jersey Economic Development Authority Solidifies Local Funding Commitment NEWARK, NJ — The NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors today approved a financing agreement with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) which provides up to $600 million toward the construction of a […]

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Update: Due to Weather, Raritan Valley Track Work Cancelled

16 May 2018 

UPDATE: Due to anticipated inclement weather, Amtrak and Conrail work scheduled this weekend, May 19-20 has been cancelled. As a result, busing is cancelled. Raritan Valley trains will operate normally

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This Weekend Raritan Valley Line: Buses Replace Trains between Cranford & Newark – May 19-20, 2018

15 May 2018 

On the weekend of May 19 and 20, Conrail will perform important track and signal work requiring Raritan Valley Line (RVL) trains to be replaced by NJ TRANSIT buses between Cranford and Newark Penn stations. Please allow for extra travel time and listen for station announcements. View schedule HERE. WEEKEND OF MAY 19-20 Trains will […]

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Good News for Gateway Project

26 Mar 2018 

The Gateway Tunnel project will get $540 million in the spending bill funding the federal government through Sept. 30, NJ Advance Media has learned. In addition, the project will be eligible to apply for a share of $2.9 billion in U.S. Department of Transportation grants, according to a source familiar with the deal who asked not […]

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Freeholder Bruce H. Bergen Appointed Chairman of Raritan Valley Rail Coalition

28 Feb 2018 

Springfield resident succeeds long-time chairman, Peter Palmer UNION COUNTY, NJ—Union County Freeholder Bruce H. Bergen has been appointed as the Chairman of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition (RVRC), a rail transit advocacy group representing towns and counties along the NJ TRANSIT Raritan Valley line. “I congratulate Chairman Bergen, and I look forward to working hard with […]

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Gov. Murphy Unveils Temporary NJ Transit Plan

15 Feb 2018 

Gov. Phil Murphy today unveiled temporary measures to boost NJ Transit hiring, while also moving to add to its fleet inventory. “Let there be no doubt to our commitment to getting this right and working for the community and public,” Murphy said at a Trenton Transit Center press event to announce the moves. “This is […]

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Article Shows Need to Fight for Gateway Project

13 Feb 2018 

Two years ago, a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River into New York’s Penn Station was considered one of the most important infrastructure projects in the country. Yet the $12.7 billion Gateway project did not even rate a mention in the much-ballyhooed blueprint for revamping American infrastructure that was unveiled Monday by President Donald Trump. […]

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Raritan Valley Mayors Meet in Support of One Seat Ride

05 Feb 2018 

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Plainfield’s Mayor Adrian O. Mapp has joined with officials from towns on the Raritan Valley Train Line to form a Mayors Task Force seeking to get one-seat train service into NY Penn Station during peak hours. The task force is part of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition, and they met in Westfield […]

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Raritan Valley Mayors Form One-Seat Task Force

02 Feb 2018 

WESTFIELD, NJ – Bridgewater Mayor Dan Hayes and Raritan Mayor Charles McMullin have joined with officials from 26 towns on the Raritan Valley Train Line to form a Mayors Task Force seeking one-seat train service into NY Penn Station during peak hours. The task force is part of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition. The group met […]

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New Gov Appoints New NJ TRANSIT Head

30 Jan 2018 

Gov. Phil Murphy has named a veteran transportation executive and commuter to help fix NJ Transit, the state-owned bus and rail system the new governor has called a “national disgrace.” Murphy introduced Kevin Corbett as NJ Transit’s next executive director at a news conference in the New Brunswick train station Tuesday morning. “To commuters, I ask your patience. […]

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Soon to Be Head of NJ TRANSIT Promises Change

30 Jan 2018 

The soon-to-be leader of NJ Transit admitted Tuesday that the failing system leaves riders feeling as stranded as soldiers “at Dunkirk.” Kevin Corbett, who was named executive director of the agency, said he knows how frustrating the railway is — because he commuted by train from Mendham this past summer. “Every day we felt like […]

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