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Jersey Jim Could Use a Chris Christie Bear Hug

So the Adventure continues. Our Gladstone train line, west of Summit is still out of service UFN according to the NJT website. (UFN = Until Further Notice, although Utter Failure Nightly, is more accurate). A free shuttle bus plan, tracing … Continue reading

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JerseyJim Embraces the Suck

New Jersey’s New Normal Here in the aftermath of Super-Sandy, it has been quite an adventure for New Jersey commuters. Since Monday, I’ve joined the masses of people pouring into Newark Penn Station and the Port Authority, on packed trains … Continue reading

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Hit With Two-Minute Minor, Jersey Jim Blows Whistle on New Schedules

Time Has Been Added to The Game Clock Our season has been under review, and the referees have made the call. Change is in the air, and on the rails of NJ Transit. New schedules went into effect Sunday, and … Continue reading

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JerseyJim Satisfied With Satisfaction Survey

Maybe Olympic fever has jumped across the pond and reached the shores of Jersey, as I just got an email today informing me that “The Results Are In” for the New Jersey Transit Customer Satisfaction Survey. Now don’t tell my … Continue reading

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Storm Stories

Some rain yesterday, eh? I was out at the post office, or at least en route to the post office, when the skies opened. I ducked into the Gramercy Park Hotel because the rain was way too intense to handle–even … Continue reading

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JerseyJim Journey Marred By Tourney

Overheard in the Quiet Car… Bustling commute back to Jersey last night. Despite the weather outside deciding to spring ahead a bit early, Penn Station was the epicenter of the perfect storm of hassle and noise for last night’s commute. … Continue reading

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Jersey Jim Spots the Rail Marshal

He was there again last night. He’s always there, in the seat with his head down, eyes glued to his Blackberry or some other handheld device. I never see this fellow board the train at Penn Station for the ride … Continue reading

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JerseyJim Gets Stuck on (Un)Quiet Car With Several Thousand of His Closest Friends

Freight Train Running Through the Middle of My Head With the cold weather settling in, I’m getting choosy about the right place to stand on the platform in the morning. Alignment with the train doors is crucial. Lots of seats … Continue reading

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Jersey Jim Locked In ‘Portal’ Combat

Commuters on New Jersey Transit often worry and complain about crossing the river to and from Manhattan, but the mighty Hudson is often wrongly accused as the wager of our woe. It’s the┬áHackensack River that we should worry about. As … Continue reading

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Jersey Jim: I Want My TVM

The robots have arrived. In the distracting wake of our Hurricane Irene train service hiccup, and widespread power loss in the neighborhood, two new ticket machines have suddenly appeared at our station. Cleverly tucked into the glass enclosure, these two … Continue reading

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