Category Archives: Summit

JerseyJim Enjoys Rare Peace of Mind

A quiet ride into the city on NJT this morning, as the buzz and chill of the train’s air conditioner was a welcome switch in the commutersphere.   Most days, our 7:10 a.m. Midtown Direct is quite low volume. As I … Continue reading

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JerseyJim: ‘Caboose’ Catches Fire

More delays last night on New Jersey Transit, as a fire broke out in Berkeley Heights, stranding passengers to the east, traveling on the Gladstone Line.   I had just arrived home from the 5:17 train, when my brother called, … Continue reading

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Jersey Jim’s Midtown Direct Avoids Midtown and Isn’t Very Direct

Some bait and switch on this morning’s New Jersey Transit Midtown Direct train to Penn Station. Blackberrys were buzzing, and Clever Commuters were quizzing, as the 7:15 from Summit left the station. As he walked through the first car, the … Continue reading

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JerseyJim Has Been Smoking Something

Waiting for the train this morning in the brisk air, I was again impressed by the smoking guy that stands about 30 feet from the tracks, and smokes his last cigarette before boarding the NY bound train. It must be hard … Continue reading

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JerseyJim: Fur Flies at Jersey Bike Rack

This is a bit hard to rap one’s head around, but let us try. A bike-to-the-station type erroneously chained not only his bike, but the bike next to his, to the rack at a Jersey Transit station. So when the owner … Continue reading

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JerseyJim Takes ‘Branch Line’ Literally

Thankfully, an uneventful train ride on NJ Transit this morning. As we pulled into Penn Station, the conductor even informed us that we were a few minutes early!   On Monday, this same conductor apologized for last Thursday’s cancellation of … Continue reading

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JerseyJim Is *Still* On Last Night’s 5:50 Train

Last night’s commute got extra long for folks on the 5:50 out of Penn Station. After a delayed departure due to power problems with our train in Queens Yard, we sped under the Hudson as usual, and made it just … Continue reading

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