RARITAN VALLEY, NJ -- The Raritan Valley Line Mayors Alliance, a group of elected officials calling for the restoration of NJ Transit's "one-seat" rides along the Raritan Valley Line is encouraing riders to sign an online petition supporting the cause.
To sign the online petition, click here.
Support Improved Service and Midtown Direct Trains on the Raritan Valley Line (RVL)
The RVL currently has equal or greater ridership than some NJ Transit Lines with multiple midtown direct trains in and out of NY Penn Station. RVL has ZERO direct trains during peak hours or weekends
• RVL has dual locomotives and track connectivity capable that can travel into NY
• RVL passengers must switch trains and platforms in Newark, typically adding 25 minutes to their commute each way
• RVL off-peak midtown direct trains were suspended in 2018 for mandatory Positive Train Control work. Two other Lines also suspended will be restored May 24th
• There is no date or confirmation that RVL service will resume.
As a resident and taxpayer, I want fair, equitable and efficient service on the Raritan Valley Line and call on Governor Murphy, DOT Commissioner Gutierrez-Scaccetti, State Senators and Assembly representing my District to direct NJ Transit to:
1. Restore the off-peak direct trains by May 24th
2. Work with Amtrak to provide RVL riders with a same platform transfer and determine how RVL can get three (3) midtown direct trains during peak hours