Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bad Commute Home Tonight

You never know when this is going to happen. The New Jersey Transit train pulled out of the Secaucus station toward the Hudson River tunnel and came to a stop. The conductors announced that there were signal problems in Penn Station and that trains were not moving in or out of the station. We just sat there for one hour until the train moved. The conductors did a good job of keeping the passengers informed about what was going on. I didn't get home until 7 PM.

To add insult to injury New Jersey Transit is raising it fares 25% on May 1. Why can't they maintain the signals so they don't break down. Read about my last major delay last October.

1 comment:

Heather said...

Sorry about the commute. I worked until 8 and I waited until after 9pm for a train. Usually I might catch the 8:09 if it's running late, I always take the 8:32.

When I saw this on the customer notice about fares, I didn't think it affected us monthlies at all. Here's the sentence. Please let me know if you heard otherwise or I misinterpreted this.

"Although rail fares will increase 25 percent effective May 1, deep monthly discounts will be maintained, as will discounts for seniors, students and children."

Information about Fare and Service Changes. NJ Transit.

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