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Date: 06/13/19 14:41
"NJT train delays hit a record after Murphy's pledge to fix"
Author: joemvcnj




Date: 06/13/19 15:04
Re: "NJT train delays hit a record after Murphy's pledge to fix"
Author: jp1822

Not for nothing, but by the late 1990s, early 2000's I really throught NJT had a bright future ahead. Even seeing Jeff Warsh's pie in the sky expansion plans gave some hope of how far NJT could go and create a better state with travel interconnectivity. NJT just needed the funding and dedicated leadership. In the mean time, NJ Transit had built itself from the ashes of so many private railroads that had declared bankruptcy or folded in the 1970s. It achieved various operating efficiiencies. Improvements in the 1980s and 1990s  rainged from station improvements, to figuring out how to merge all the commuter lines from various RR's into ONE cohesive system, to track and catenary improvements, to new and reliable equipment. by the early 2000's things were starting to look half way descent. Even the old comet cars were getting refreshed. 

Now NJT Rail is just a complete mess and it's going to take a lot to get out of this hole it has fallen in. The "old-timers" are gone.    



Date: 06/13/19 15:31
Re: "NJT train delays hit a record after Murphy's pledge to fix"
Author: GenePoon

That's what happens when what is supposed to be a transportation service instead becomes a politically-motivated social program.

Amtrak, take note.



Date: 06/13/19 15:39
Re: "NJT train delays hit a record after Murphy's pledge to fix"
Author: joemvcnj

NJT now reminds me of LIRR circa-1969. It took a couple of years to see noticeable improvements. 



Date: 06/13/19 15:51
Re: "NJT train delays hit a record after Murphy's pledge to fix"
Author: Lackawanna484

I thought they've graduated two engineer classes in the past three months.

Not true?

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Date: 06/13/19 17:01
Re: "NJT train delays hit a record after Murphy's pledge to fix"
Author: joemvcnj

They have, but this is staying barely ahead of retirements. 

On Friday afternoon, we have Hoboken Divsion crew shortages as usual. Expect a very bad PM rush. Jun 14, 2019  01:28:02 PM
MOBO train #6251 the 2:51pm from PSNY is cancelled Friday, 6/14/19 due to engineer availability. Customers to train #6253 the 3:47pm from PSNY.Jun 14, 2019  01:02:41 PM
MOBO train #6234, the 12:47pm from MSU, is cancelled today, 6/14/19 due to engineer availability. Customers to train #6238, the 1:47pm from MSU.Jun 14, 2019  01:38:36 PM
MBPJ train #1174, the 3:12pm from Suffern is cancelled Friday, 6/14/19 due to engineer availability. Customers to train #1178, the 4:27pm from Suffern.
 



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