In regard to rail delays and cancellations, NJ Transit issued a Press Release with expected service adjustments for the following months.
“In order to accelerate the installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment on locomotives, cab control cars, and railroad rights-of-way, NJ TRANSIT will implement a final set of schedule adjustments, to go into effect on Sunday, October 14th, 2018, and will last until this phase of PTC implementation is completed, in January 2019.
NJ TRANSIT regrets having to make these temporary schedule adjustments. Unfortunately, they are necessary in order to meet the federally-mandated end-of-year PTC equipment installation deadline. We recognize these schedule adjustments impact our customers’ lives, and, to proactively address the impacts, NJ TRANSIT will offer a 10-percent discount on all NJ TRANSIT rail tickets and passes for travel in November, December and January, while the mandated hardware installation is completed.
The specific details are provided in the attached press release.
NJ TRANSIT will make every effort to minimize our customers’ inconvenience while these safety improvements are completed.”