MNRCC Press Release – May 8, 2018 – MNRCC Objects to Pascack Valley Line Train Cancellations



MNRCC Protests Cancellation of Pascack Valley Line Trains

The Metro-North Railroad Commuter Council (MNRCC) strenuously objects to NJ Transit’s decision to temporarily cancel Metro-North express trains 1618 and 1639, as well as the regular operation of Friday-only outbound train 9653. We understand and support the legal requirement to install Positive Train Control (PTC) technology on cars and locomotives by the end of 2018 and recognize the equipment availability issues that may result from this effort. NJ Transit’s decision to substantially degrade the quality of service on the Pascack Valley Line, which is already less well served than other parts of the region, without additional alternatives for riders is simply unacceptable.