NJT Expected to Cut Rail Service in January

New Jersey Transit has announced that the Great Notch Station on the Montclair-Boonton Line will be closed after Friday, January 15th.  The station is served by only a few peak-hour trains, whereas the nearby Montclair State University Station is served by all trains on the line.  Transit management cited low ridership at Great Notch as the reason for the closure, despite the addition of service to the station last year.  Meanwhile, the Lackawanna Coalition has learned that NJT plans to eliminate a number of trains that now serve Hoboken Terminal.  Unconfirmed reports say that 40 trains will be eliminated in the new schedules and that the casualties will be M&E and Pascack Valley Line trains.