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NJT "operations"[edit]

NJ Transit Rail Operations (NJTRO) provides passenger service on 12 lines at a total of 166 stations, some operated in conjunction with Amtrak and Metro-North (MNR).[1]

NJTRO was established by NJ Transit to run commuter rail operations in New Jersey. In January 1983 it took over operation from Conrail (CR), which itself had been formed in 1976 through the merger of a number of financially troubled railroads and had been operating commuter railroad service under contract from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT).[2] Soon after it was created NJT commissioned a survey of operating stations, 53 of which were eventually nominated and listed on the state and federal registers of historic places in 1984. Since 2009 NJT is a stakeholder in the state's "smart growth" transit-oriented development (TOD) initiatives, its transit hubs forming the basis for transit villages.[3]

The regional rail network, which serves the northern and central parts of New Jersey and Rockland and Orange counties in New York, radiates from Hoboken, Midtown Manhattan, and Newark. Lines intersect at Secaucus Junction.[4][5] Service from Atlantic City and south from Trenton, is provided by one NJTRO and two SEPTA lines to Center City, Philadelphia.[4][5][6] Amtrak provides service in New Jersey along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) between Newark and Trenton and at intermediate points.[4]

From Port Jervis Line: The tracks have been owned by NS since the 1999 split of Conrail, but were built by the New York and Erie Rail Road and incorporated into Conrail on its formation on April 1, 1976.Djflem (talk) 08:39, 3 January 2017 (UTC)

Tracks are owned by Norfolk Southern, and leased (with an option to buy) by Metro-North. MNR has all responsibilities for maintenance and upgrades (see here. All NJ Transit does is operate trains on behalf of Metro-North. The Port Jervis Line hasn't been on the template in over six years because it is not an NJ Transit line. oknazevad (talk) 12:49, 3 January 2017 (UTC)
Ownership by NS and maintenance & marketing by MNR does not preclude the fact that Port Jervis Line service is part of NJT rail operations.Djflem (talk) 07:20, 4 January 2017 (UTC)
  1. ^ "New Jersey Transit At A Glance" (PDF). New Jersey Tranist. 2015. Retrieved June 1, 2016. 
  2. ^ "How was NJ Transit's rail division formed?". quora.com. Retrieved June 1, 2016. 
  3. ^ "About Us". NJT. Retrieved June 1, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "New Jersey State Rail Plan" (PDF). NJDOT. April 2015. Retrieved September 1, 2016. NJ TRANSIT’s commuter rail service complements the Amtrak service. The agency provides rail service on 12 routes shown below * Atlantic City Line
    • Bergen County Line
    • Main Line
    • Montclair-Boonton Line
    • Morristown Line
    • Gladstone Branch
    • Meadowlands Line (special event service only)
    • North Jersey Coast Line
    • Northeast Corridor Line (includes the Princeton Branch)
    • Pascack Valley Line
    • Raritan Valley Line
    • Port Jervis Line
    NJ TRANSIT also operates commuter rail service into New York State under contract with Metro-North Railroad, a subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Agency of New York. The two lines are extensions of service that originates in New Jersey; they are the Port Jervis Line and the Pascack Valley Line. NJ TRANSIT has an operating agreement with Metro-North, which maintains the tracks and infrastructure. Metro-North has contracted NJ TRANSIT to operate the trains...The Pascack Valley line runs from Hoboken to Spring Valley, NY. Metro-North owns the entire infrastructure in New York and has contracted NJ TRANSIT to operate the trains on its portion of the line...The Port Jervis Line (PJL) service operates mainly between Port Jervis and Hoboken everyday of the week. Between Ridgewood and Secaucus, some Port Jervis Line trains are routed via Main Line tracks while others are routed via Bergen County Line tracks. NS owns the infrastructure, including tracks, between Suffern and Port Jervis, NY and has leasing agreement to Metro-North Railroad who maintains the infrastructure. Metro- North Railroad has contracted NJ TRANSIT to operate the trains of this line. The line is colored black on the current NJ TRANSIT system maps. The system map of Metro-North Railroad, however, shows it as dark orange color. The line is 95 miles long...The Pascack Valley Line (PVL) service operates primarily between Spring Valley, NY and Hoboken all days of the week. Additionally, there are a few trains that operate between New Bridge Landing (River Edge) and Hoboken. NJ TRANSIT owns the infrastructure of this line within the state of New Jersey whereas Metro-North Railroad owns it in the state of New York. Metro-North Railroad has contracted NJ TRANSIT to operate the trains of this line. The line is colored purple on the current NJ TRANSIT system maps and its sym- bol is a pine tree, signifying the line’s route through the northeastern New Jersey’s Pascack Valley region. Table 3-11 describes the Pascack Valley Line stations.  line feed character in |quote= at position 125 (help)
  5. ^ a b "Passenger Rail Service in New York State". New York State Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 1, 2016. New Jersey Transit...Currently a large and continually expanding rail system, with total ridership over 80 million a year, New Jersey Transit rail operations include two lines that operate into New York State: the Port Jervis Line (PJ, between Port Jervis, NY, and Hoboken, NJ) and the Pascack Valley Line (PV, between Spring Valley, NY, and Hoboken, NJ). The PJ runs in New York State for 64 of its 95-mile trip (between Port Jervis and Suffern), while the PV runs in New York State for six of its 33-mile trip (between Spring Valley and Pearl River). Perhaps the most significant project recently undertaken and completed by New Jersey Transit (at least for its PJ and PV riders) was construction and opening of Secaucus Station in the heart of the Jersey Meadowlands. At Secaucus, PJ and PV riders are able to transfer to trains going directly to New York Penn Station. For the first time ever, New York State rail riders west of the Hudson River (and many northern New Jersey rail riders) are now able to travel directly (with one easy transfer) to midtown Manhattan, rather than transferring to PATH, ferry, or bus service at Hoboken. Another significant New Jersey Transit project of regional significance is construction of the new Meadowlands Rail Station, located off of the PV Line. Opened in July 2009, this station serves the new Met Life Stadium, home of both the New York Giants and Jets. For more information on New Jersey Transit, Secaucus Transfer, and the Meadowlands rail station, see New Jersey Transit's Web site. 
  6. ^ "Clickable Regional Rail & Rail Transit Map". SEPTA. Retrieved December 30, 2015.