NJ Transit to restore dozens of train trips as riders return

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NJ Transit will restore dozens of train trips it cut back in August 2020, as the pandemic raged and ridership plunged to single digits. Starting June 6, the agency will add more weekend trains on the North Coast Line for people seeking a Shore getaway.

NJ Transit officials say ridership is increasing. And, expecting more commuters to head back to the office, the agency will also boost train trips on the Northeast Corridor, from Trenton and New Brunswick, to New York’s Penn Station. It also plans to revive trains it had mothballed on the Raritan Valley and Gladstone branches.

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