It must be true - the governor says so!
https://www.nj.com/traffic/2019/10/murp ... nding.html
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The Raritan Valley Line's "one-seat ride" into Penn Station New York will be studied by NJ Transit and a report must be issued in July, according to legislation signed by Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday.Murphy signs law requiring NJ Transit to study Raritan Valley 'one-seat ride' to Penn — NorthJersey.com
Bill No. S3574, which passed both houses of the state Legislature in December, requires the agency to study several items, including:
The Raritan Valley Line serves more than 23,000 daily commuters in a corridor where 1 million people live, about the same number of commuters as the North Jersey Coast Line, which has 11 trains in the morning and 13 trains in the afternoon with direct access to Manhattan. The NJCL also services Newark Airport.
- Why the Raritan Valley Line's direct service to Penn Station was suspended;
- Historical and expected ridership on the line;
- Actions required to provide full-time, direct service to Penn Station;
- How long those actions would take;
- Estimated cost to provide the service;
- Factors that could delay or increase the cost of adding the service. …
To accommodate direct service to and from New York on the line during rush hours, another NJ Transit train line would have to sacrifice its slot, as only 23 trains can travel through the rail tunnels connecting New York and New Jersey per hour. …
Yankees1 wrote: ↑Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:05 pm Over the past few years (but not 2018 or 2019) during the summer, they run 4 trains per day on the weekend in both directions as supplemental NJCL beach expresses (I believe they roll out of Penn on the :01's). So those slots are definitely available.Guess why they haven't run them in the past two years? Not due to a lack of demand.
They also run extra trains on holidays, but I'm not sure if they have both tunnels open on holidays.