Hey NJ Transit, the snow stopped 24 hours ago

Why is NJ Transit on an “enhanced” holiday schedule today.

Got a call from a commuter who tried to take the train from the Mt. Arlington train station today, but who was shocked to discover that there was no service. That is because trains do not run to Mt. Arlington on weekends/holidays and that is the schedule trains are on today.

Another issue here is that Mt. Arlington station, which opened amid great fanfare a few years ago, has been a great disappointment. Why? Well, for this very reason; no service on weekends and holidays.


About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

4 Responses to Hey NJ Transit, the snow stopped 24 hours ago

  1. Mark in Rockaway says:

    “WEATHER ALERT: Due to inclement weather conditions, delivery of the Daily Record might be delayed.”

    Hey Daily Record, the snow stopped 24 hours ago.

  2. I agree with you …The Daily Record should not use weather as an excuse — either!

    But I have nothing to do with the circulation department

  3. David X says:

    The price of a train ticket went up 20%, but I suppose that has nothing to do with maintaining quality of service.

    The biggest issue was lack of communication. Both the PATH and Midtown Direct trains were suspended “indefinitely” – on and off – throughout the day, yesterday. Everyone sat around waiting for information … none forthcoming. Eventually, PATH 33rd Street to Hoboken opened up so that one could catch a “Midtown Direct” train at Hoboken, but this information was only made available to conductors and not conveyed to people waiting at the main concourse.

    Another annoyance: Snow ended in the AM, but very few platforms were cleared by evening. Very easy to slip and fall between the gap of train and platform. Nobody clears snow anymore?

  4. Patsy from 23rd Street says:

    If the 22 Hillside can run in a snow storm, why cant the trains ?

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