Rail advocates and New Jersey Transit officials are saying evening one-seat ride service to New York on the Raritan Valley Line will begin in January, according to nj.com. The move comes after the planned start in November was cancelled by NJT.
Passengers won’t need to change trains in Newark on the new service, running between 8 p.m. and midnight, when traveling to and from New York.
More than 100 people turned out in Cranford to hear from NJT officials and Raritan Valley Rail Coalition (RVRC) members regarding changes to service on the line. Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr and Fanwood Councilman Jack Molenaar were at the special meeting of the RVRC, which has been leading the fight to bring the one-seat ride to Raritan Valley Line commuters.
“It was wonderful to see so many people come out, even all the way from Hunterdon County,” Mahr, a longtime advocate for direct train service on the Raritan Valley Line, told TAPIntoScotchPlainsFanwood. “There were many excellent questions and comments, all with one common theme: Raritan Valley riders want equity when it comes to service from NJT and that means scheduling ‘one seat’ ride trains during peak commuting hours.”