Commuter Links

Commuter Rail Service

New Jersey Transit Schedules for the Main Line/Bergen County Line (including Port Jervis Line), Pascack Valley line as well as the rest of NJT's extensive system. Service Updates and other information.

Metro North Commuter Railroad Schedules for Port Jervis line, Pascack Valley Line as well as the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven divisions.

Connecting Service

The Path Train How do all those commuters get from Hoboken Terminal to Manhattan? They take the Hudson Tubes (that's what they used to be called when the Path System was the Hudson and Manhattan railroad). For one dollar, the Path Train will take you to the World Trade Center, or up to 33rd Street, with stops at Christopher Street in the Village, 9th Street, 14th Street and 23rd Street. All stops except Christopher Street on the 33rd Street line are on 6th Avenue.

New York Waterway provides ferry service to and from various points in Manhattan and the surrounding area. Take the Ferry from Hoboken Terminal to the Financial District in lower Manhattan.

Newark Airport Connection Did you know that for modest sum you can take a train from Penn Station to Newark Airport? You can also take the Path Train to Newark Penn Station and connect to Newark Airport? This is a great way to get to the airport if you are travelling relatively light.

Amtrak Intercity Rail Service Take the train all the way to Boston or Washington DC! Nationwide service is available.

Short Line Bus Company to my knowledge Short Line bus company does not offer any connecting service to or from the Port Jervis or Pascack Valley lines. Occasionally, however, connections are possible.

Commuter Lines in Other Cities

Southern California Metrolink See how the other half lives. Metrolink has what it takes to get Southern Californians out of their cars. I recently read that Metrolink has successfully captured eight percent of the commuter traffic in the greater Los Angeles area.

The Kowloon-Canton Railroad Hong Kong is a city of rail commuters. See how it's done on the other side of the world.

Other Information

The Times Herald Record - A high-quality regional newspaper serving Orange County.

From Here to There - A Service of the Times Herald Record

The Bergen County Record - Serving Northern New Jersey. This newspaper has an extensive archive of articles about New Jersey Transit.

Metro Commute - Commuter News (all modes) - A compreshesive service.

Orange County New York - Transportation Category

National Tranportaton Library - A resource for anyone interested in researching public transportation.

NTSB - The National Transportation Safety Board has a strong presence on the Web. Planes, Trains and Automobiles - Review detailed accident reports.

Fun Stuff

Commuter Photo Gallery A comprehensive archive of photos of the facilities and rolling stock of the various NY-area commuter railroads.

Northeast Railfan Web Pages