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NJ Transit adds 36 trains in response to increasing demand

The addition includes 14 new weekend trains that will increase service from bi-hourly to hourly.
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New Jersey Transit has added 22 new weekday trains and 14 weekend trains — a total of 36 trains — to increase options for riders, as ridership continues to ramp back up.

The 14 weekend trains, which are being added to the Main/Bergen County Line, will allow the schedule to accommodate hourly departures all day rather than bi-hourly, NJ Transit officials said in a press release. 

As ridership increases in the region, the agency is working to meet rising demand. The additional trains will enhance service along on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line, M&E, Bergen County and Pascack Valley lines.

“As rail ridership grows and commuting patterns continue to evolve, NJ Transit is committed to delivering a schedule that improves travel times and frequency aligned with customer demand,” said NJ Transit President and CEO Kevin Corbett. “Now that we have a full roster of locomotive engineers, we are able to support these kinds of service enhancements to meet the needs of our customers as they return to our system.”

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