NJ Transit schedule changes for PTC

A temporary schedule change in effect until 2019 began Monday, June 4, on several NJ Transit train lines.

Customers along the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line, Morris & Essex Lines and Pascack Valley Line are the most impacted.

The changes were put in place to allow for the installation of Positive Train Control, a federally mandated safety system on its trains and tracks.

NJ Transit officials said the changes would only affect weekday schedules.

Specific changes per line can be found at NJTransit.com, and select your train schedule line.

Last month, NJ Transit reported that PST had been installed on only 35 of 440 of its trains.

In 2008, the federal government required railroads to install the system after a commuter rail crash in California killed 25 people.

It extended the initial December 2015 deadline three years.

NJ Transit is the nation's third-largest transit system.

For more information on PST, visit NJTransit.com.

With the Associated Press