At its November meeting, the Lackawanna Coalition passed a resolution calling on NJ Transit to start running hourly service between Montclair and Hoboken on Saturdays and Sundays, no later than the beginning of the next fiscal year this coming July 1.
The principal “Resolved” clause says: “the Lackawanna Coalition calls for New Jersey Transit to implement hourly weekend passenger-rail service between Hoboken and Montclair State University stations, scheduled for connections with Morris & Essex Line trains at Broad Street Station in Newark, as the trains that run on the current schedule are scheduled for such connections. . .”
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New Jersey Transit now runs trains to Montclair on weekends. The service, which began on November 8th, runs as far as Bay Street Station every 2 hours during the day and every 3 hours in the evening. This marks the first Sunday service since 1959 and the first Saturday service since 1966.
The Lackawanna Coalition and other rail advocates had pushed for this service since the Montclair Connection was opened in 2002, and town officials began to push for the service earlier this year. The Lackawanna Coalition has asked that service be extended to the Montclair State Station and run every hour. Trains connect with Morris & Essex Line trains at Broad Street Station and provide service to Hoboken as well as Montclair.