NJ Transit / terrible service

NJ, United States Review updated:

NJ Transit is by far the very worst rail service in the entire world. I remember overhearing two Indian riders talking about how much better the rail systems in India are. That should be a joke but its actually the truth. I ride from Jersey Avenue to New York City. They advertise that it takes 54 minutes to get there as it is an express train. I cannot remember one time in the last month that it actually arrived on time. The train is almost always 20 minutes late if there are no mechanical issues. When there are mechanical issues you can just forget it. It is clear that proper maintainance of the equipment is not performed as the trains almost always have issues with doors closing when they shouldn't or staying open or lights not turning off or on to signal that all the doors are closed. When they have issues the crew does try to explain what the delay is over the loudspeaker. Unfortunately most of the train cars do not have a working loudspeaker so all you can make out is gibberish. Some of the crew are nice but alot of them are rude and yell at passengers when it comes time to collect tickets. Basically NJ transit is a joke and everyone who is forced to ride on it is the butt of that joke.

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  • Ha
      7th of Apr, 2011

    no its not a joke trains in india more than 10 million people travel by local and longdistance trains every single day in India and they run very well they don't have airconditioning in local trains as the windows are open considering the weather is hot most times, but they do arrive and depart in time and the fares are very very low I don't understand why it has to cost this much to travel from NJ to NYC
    sometimes third world is not that bad as much as we think!! it is

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