Archive for November, 2017

Double Delay This Morning

November 13, 2017

7train

NJ Transit Making American Late Again

It seems that after a weekend when the #7 train ends at Queensboro Plaza there are signal problems at Vernon-Jackson.  This morning the train crawled from 33rd Street to Queensboro Plaza where the announcement was made about signal problems.  Luckily I was able to change to the N train and took that to 34th Street where I walked to Penn Station.

With no delays, I can make the 7:36 train to Newark.  I got to Penn Station at 7:50 and found out that the 7:53 was “on hold”.  It finally left the station at about 8:02 and I arrived at work about 30 minutes late.

What a way to start a week.

Will Today’s Delay Be My Last One Ever on NJ Transit?

November 10, 2017

NJ Transit Making American Late Again

Perhaps the readers of this blog don’t know that I will be retiring from NJIT at the end of December.  Anyway, today a train became disabled necessitating single tracking from Newark to NYC.  The 7:44 out of NYP crawled as it exited the tunnel.  After it passed the Secaucus station it picked up speed but slowed down again just outside of Newark.  The delay was 40 minutes.

I have 6 weeks to go.  Will this be my last major delay on NJ Transit?