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Created: November 7, 2012
Updated: November 19, 2012

Updated as of Nov 19th: Transit/Commuter Information

The Village will update this page as more information is gained from NJ Transit about commuter options that are available to SO residents.

As of this the weekend of the 17/18th NJ Transit is operating all Morris/Essex trains: http://www.njtransit.com/sa/sa_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=CustomerNoticeTo&NoticeId=2304

From NJ Transit:

  • Starting Monday, November 19, regular weekday Midtown Direct service between Dover/Summit and New York will operate, with some trains making additional stops. Shuttle service will operate approximately once an hour between Summit and Hoboken. See EASTBOUND SCHEDULE HERE.See WESTBOUND SCHEDULE HERE.

As of Monday, November 13th, NJ Transit is operating on a modified schedule on the Morris & Essex line, in addition to the 107 buses still running from SO into Port Authority. 

Find the modified schedule here: http://www.njtransit.com/AdminTemp/morrisessex1112.pdf

And the latest information from NJ Transit: http://www.njtransit.com/sa/sa_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=CustomerNoticeTo&NoticeId=2304

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The Village is working with NJ Transit, our state representatives and resident activists to ensure that more buses are added to the lines leaving South Orange, which began Tuesday morning, and apparently did provide some relief to morning commuters. Additionally, the Village is:

  • Requesting that the bus lines available have added to them express routes specifically for SO commuters to get into New York City
  • Pressing NJ Transit for a timeline on the restoration of Midtown Direct train service
  • Making available all Village resources, including the jitney's, for use to help ease congestion for the commute and provide options to SO commuters. 

You can view the bus schedule for the 107 bus line from South Orange to Port Authority here: http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/bus/T0107.pdf

For more information please visit NJ Transit's website at: http://www.njtransit.com/tm/tm_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=NJTNewsTo or by phone at 973-275-5555, on Twitter at @NJ_Transit or you can contact Village Hall at 973 378 7715.