10/15/2007 - NJ TRANSIT adds service on the Pascack Valley Line

NJ TRANSIT adds service on the Pascack Valley Line

Beginning October 28, more trains will serve communities in Bergen and Rockland counties along the Pascack Valley Line, expanding midday and late evening service and offering weekend service for the first time.

NJ TRANSIT is adding 121 more trains per week due to the installation of three new passing sidings on the Pascack Valley Line, which were constructed in Hasbrouck Heights, Hackensack and Nanuet. The passing sidings will enable trains to operate in both directions during peak and off-peak hours.

The additional service will provide our residents with increased travel flexibility for work and leisure travel to many recreational destinations.

Safety first

With increased train service in our neighborhood, we want to ensure that safety awareness remains a critical priority for you and your family. It is important to keep in mind the following safety tips and share them with your children:

    • Stay alert. Beginning October 28, trains will travel in both directions during the day and on weekends.

    • If you must cross railroad tracks, use only designated crossings such as overpasses, underpasses or highway-rail grade crossings. Never go around moving or lowered crossing gates.

    • Always use caution when around railroad tracks. Traffic sounds such as honking horns and sirens can muffle train sounds; the use of cell phones and headphones can distract or prevent you from hearing an approaching train.

    • Trains give the illusion that they are traveling slower than they actually are, or that they are much farther away. Do not attempt to beat a train…you will lose.

    • Do not take shortcuts across tracks. Trespassing on the railroad right-of-way is dangerous and against the law.

    • Stand behind the safety line while on station platforms and watch the gap when traveling from other stations with high-level platforms.

For more information on NJ TRANSIT’s services, visit njtransit.com or call 800-772-2222.