The bustling and historic North Jersey Coast Line of NJ Transit links the New York City metropolitan area with the northern portion of America’s famed “Jersey Shore,” and does so in captivating fashion.
Serving two great rail terminals – New York City’s Penn Station in Manhattan and the classic Hoboken Terminal across the Hudson River, the North Jersey Coast Line stretches more than 70 route miles to Bay Head, New Jersey. Trains on the NJ Transit North Jersey Coast Line operate over Amtrak’s electrified Northeast Corridor to Rahway, then travel to what was once the famous “New York & Long Branch” along the Atlantic seashore to the iconic New Jersey railroad towns named South Amboy, Long Branch, and Bay Head. NJ Transit is one of North America’s largest and busiest commuter railroads, serving approximately 300,000 rail commuters and passengers each weekday.
Included with the NJCL route is NJ Transit’s ultra-modern and unique Bombardier ALP-45DP “dual-power” locomotive, which can operate either from overhead A. C. catenary or as a diesel-electric locomotive. It is capable of speeds over 100 mph. The route also features NJT’s Comet IV commuter coach and a fully equipped, drivable Comet V cab car for push-pull operations.