What is your standard?
If it's based on the concept of making NYC more convenient for those on the Hoboken Division? It does succeed. There's been lots of use. I used it many times.
If it's based on the concept of becoming the hub of a future expansion of service throughout New Jersey? No. It's still a long way away. Probably decades.
Any trip that goes through Secaucus rather than having to go to Hoboken makes it much much stronger. The idea of having to go from Edison or Montclair Heights to Campbell Hall (a trip I made multiple times from both) is so much easier with Secaucus. The amount of transfers were easier. The idea of Edison to Newark Penn to Newark Broad Street to Hoboken to Campbell Hall is insane (or the use of other rail systems). Edison to Secaucus to Campbell Hall, much easier.
So yes, I call it a success.
I didn't get into teaching for the promotions or the pension plans or so I could get to the golf course by 3:45. I did it because I wanted to help you kids. I'd forgotten that, till today. -- Principal Peter Prickly.