Midtown Direct Will Resume Limited Service Monday

NJ Transit releases schedule Sunday night; service has been suspended since Hurricane Sandy.


NJ Transit will resume limited service on the Midtown Direct line beginning Monday, November 12. Service has been suspended since Hurricane Sandy.

Here is the information posted on NJ Transit's website late Sunday night:

Morris & Essex Line:  

Effective Monday, November 12, service resumes on a modified schedule on the Morristown Line with Midtown Direct Service operating between Dover/Summit and New York. 

There is no Morristown Line service to/from Hoboken.  

Gladstone Branch Service remains suspended until further notice.

For the schedule, click here. It is also attached as a PDF to this article.

dana miller November 12, 2012 at 03:17 AM
Are the jitneys running according to the new limited schedule?
Carolyn Maynard-Parisi (Editor) November 12, 2012 at 03:22 AM
dana: yes, the township posted on its website on Nov. 9 that jitneys will resume regular schedule on Monday, Nov. 12.
DylanWilco November 12, 2012 at 03:22 AM
Big step in the right direction. However, NJT has done absolutely nothing for its riders who normally commute to Hoboken or Jersey City. It would be nice if they could route at least one of these shuttle buses they've set up there.
Dan Chandre November 12, 2012 at 03:26 AM
Are the buses still going to be running to Liberty State Park as well?
Carolyn Maynard-Parisi (Editor) November 12, 2012 at 03:29 AM
Dan, as far as I know, yes. The trains will likely be extremely crowded tomorrow, so NJT is suggesting commuters still use alternate options such as busses, ferries etc.
ShortHillsRes November 12, 2012 at 03:44 AM
What about returning? Are trains running back from NY Penn as well, or is this only one way?
Carolyn Maynard-Parisi (Editor) November 12, 2012 at 03:46 AM
SHRes: Yes, both ways. Schedule is in the article: http://www.njtransit.com/AdminTemp/morrisessex1112.pdf
SmileyK November 12, 2012 at 04:35 AM
I'm coming on from NYP to maplewood, what time are the trains coming into town for 7:30?
Ken Houghton November 12, 2012 at 12:36 PM
See the NJT schedule. 7:04 pulled in at 7:30. With the heavy fog, really not much worse than a normal day would have been. Glad they started on a holiday, though.
MillburnResident November 12, 2012 at 12:37 PM
currently on a train heading into NYP. Everything is significantly delayed. I suggest following @NJ_Transit and @NJTransit_ME on Twitter for updates. Trains aren't too crowded either...yet.
Robert Belzer November 12, 2012 at 02:32 PM
Bailed on MidTown Direct at 6:45 a.m. after substantial delays announced. Drove into Newark Penn via Springfield Ave and parked at lot in front of the Pru Center. Acceptable alternative.
Thirty Four November 12, 2012 at 07:18 PM
Carolyn, which town that has the jitneys resumed? Do you know about Livingston Primetime Shuttle from Livingston Mall to South Orange? Is that running to sync with the modified schedule too?
Carolyn Maynard-Parisi (Editor) November 12, 2012 at 07:24 PM
Thirty Four: the Maplewood Jitneys have resumed regular service. The Livingston jitney has NOT yet resumed service.
SmileyK November 12, 2012 at 07:38 PM
It banks for the info. I think I'll remain tminb the bus from the city, only because I went to NYP to take the 6:44 train into Maplewood which was a Dover train , along with the Summit trains were delayed and I couldn't wait around chancing being late for work but I'm sure by the end of the week into nxt things will be running much better .
Craig Rothman November 13, 2012 at 01:39 PM
drive to Newark airport and take the airtrain to the rail station; every 20 minutes to NYP


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