News Wire: Amtrak adds service to two New Jersey stations

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 8:16 AM

NEW YORK — As of Monday, Aug. 19, Amtrak has added additional Northeast Corridor service to two stops in New Jersey. New Brunswick and Princeton Junction, N.J., will gain weekday service, Delaware Business Now reports, with New Brunswick served...

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2019/08/20-amtrak-adds-service-to-two-new-jersey-stations

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 9:21 AM

I'm tempted to speculate this may be the result of the ongoing incremental constant-tension cat work, allowing enough speedup to permit the additional stops without killing overall timekeeping.  Note that these two stops are on the fastest part of the Corridor west/south of NYP.

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 4:27 PM

It's only a few trains per day,  mostly NE Regional trains. 

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 6:31 PM

charlie hebdo
It's only a few trains per day,  mostly NE Regional trains.

I thought I saw just one train morning toward NYC, one train evening toward Philly at Princeton Junction.  Roughly the equivalent of that Seven O'Clocker train that got Beebe in the clink.

Point is I know at least 20 people in Princeton who work in NYC who would preferentially ride this train.  And I don't pretend to know a whole lot of people there anymore...

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 8:47 PM

PJ gets five southbound and two northbound. 

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