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  by psct29
 
ff4405 wrote:The 10/28 schedules have been posted

PVL: http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/rail/r0010.pdf
I noticed that Teterboro and Woodcliff Lake are both left out of the weekend service. This dissapoints me, as I had been looking forward to using Teterboro on the weekends and then being able to walk to my destination just down 46 in Lodi.

  by mbaker1979
 
Not quite so. The last train from Hoboken stops at teteboro and woodcliff lakes.

  by Raritan Express
 
mbaker1979 wrote:Not quite so. The last train from Hoboken stops at teteboro and woodcliff lakes.
But that would make for a looooong walk home. :wink:

  by andy
 
I think the issue with Woodcliff Lake is the limited length of the station stop and it blocking the intersection.

The only issue I have with the train times is the arrival into Secaucus on weekends. After 12:00 p.m. (starting with train 2110), the trains get in on/at 10 minutes after the hour. For people making westbound connections (especially on trains 2110, 2112, 2122 and 2126), they have to catch the train leaving at :23 past the hour on the NEC.

I would have preferred if they moved the departure times from Spring Valley up to get people to SEC in time for the :16 westbound train. Not sure if the timing is due to the operating times and the siding limitation.

Items of note: There is no train #1650, and from the draft schedule, they also eliminated all the trains starting at North Hack other than #1652. #1656, and #1658 were both eliminated. [Perhaps so they can later "improve service"?]

As expected, the 8:45 a.m.-9:00 p.m. departure from Spring Valley (tentatively #1640) was not added. Other than that, there are no gaps in the inbound direction, perhaps confirming that this is the best they can do.

On the outbound side, they eliminated the 11:00 p.m. train, instead favoring a 10:35 p.m. departure from Hoboken and a late-night, 12:43 a.m. train. I was a little surprised at this move.

Overall though, very nice schedule!

  by M&Eman
 
Did Hasbrouck Heights make a fuss about service? Maybe thats why Teterboro is not a weekend stop. Even though the station is not in Hasbrouck Heights, the primary users of the stations live in the borough.

  by northjerseybuff
 
Someone must be playing a joke..the new PVL schedule is now the current one on the NJT website? what gives?

  by jersey_emt
 
northjerseybuff wrote:Someone must be playing a joke..the new PVL schedule is now the current one on the NJT website? what gives?
New one with off-peak service is up there now.
  by Douglas John Bowen
 
It's NJ-ARP's understanding that Hasbrouck Heights indeed is making a fuss, a pro-rail one, for better service, including on weekends. Hasbrouck Heights does not share the sentiments of the Pascack Valley "NIMBY 9."

But other factors are in play, putting weekend service on hold -- for the moment.
  by Steve F45
 
Douglas John Bowen wrote:It's NJ-ARP's understanding that Hasbrouck Heights indeed is making a fuss, a pro-rail one, for better service, including on weekends. Hasbrouck Heights does not share the sentiments of the Pascack Valley "NIMBY 9."

But other factors are in play, putting weekend service on hold -- for the moment.
on hold?
  by Douglas John Bowen
 
Postponed. Held back. Delayed pending further review. Subject to future plans transcending passing sidings.

Teterboro (Hasbrouck Heights) had been slated to be served on weekends per most other stations on the Pascack Valley Line. That original concept, or plan, or idea is ... on hold.

NJ-ARP's understanding is that, pending the resolution of other items, such weekend service will be offered at Teterboro (Hasbrouck Heights).

  by northjerseybuff
 
Douglas, You speak very well! But often times you are confusing. What is being put on hold..the entire new service? or just the Hasbrouck Heights stop??
  by Douglas John Bowen
 
Our apologies. We thought our original missive clearly referred to Hasbrouck Heights, in response to a query by M&Eman. We did not mean to imply that weekend service for the entire Pascack Valley Line was or would be put on hold.

Apparently, we/I don't speak well enough. :-D

  by Steve F45
 
DJB, i too thought the whole new service was on hold.

so just to clarify, teterboro will have service in 2 weeks?

  by andy
 
FYI: Effective October 28, 2007, the MTA program "Guaranteed Ride Home" will be discontinued. It was in the current edition of "Mileposts West"

In the past, the program allowed people to get a train from GCT-Tarrytown and the MTA/NYS DOT would pick up the cost of the cab fare from Tarrytown to Rockland County.

  by alewifebp
 
Any news so far on a ribbon cutting ceremony or the like?
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