Upcoming New Jersey Transit rail repairs cause closures.
New Jersey Transit officials recently announced a temporary closing on Nov. 7 of the Montclair-Boonton Line, a train line that many residents and non-residents of Montclair take advantage of frequently throughout the work week (the line does not run on Saturdays and Sundays). A portion of the line at the Grove Street Grade Crossing between Claremont Avenue and Walnut Street will be closed for track repairs.
The repairs are expected to start on Friday, Nov. 7 and will most likely last for two weeks. If weather cooperates, travelers can expect that portion to be running again around Nov. 21.
New Jersey Transit suggests travelers allow extra time on their daily travel routine to account for any delays that may be caused due to this closure.
During this month of November when the repairs are being done, the track work will take place between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays and from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends.
There will be detour options, which includes Claremont Avenue, Walnut Street, Christopher Street, Greenwood Avenue and Pine Street. For further information, travelers are urged to contact New Jersey Transit Customer Service at (973) 275-5555 betwee the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.
The Montclair-Boonton Line is a train/rail line of New Jersey Transit Rail Operations and is part of the Hoboken Division. The line is a made up of three smaller lines, including the former Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad’s Montclair Branch, which ran from Hoboken Terminal to Bay Street, Montclair; the Erie Railroad’s Greenwood Lake Division (segment from Montclair to Mountain View-Wayne), which originally ran from the Erie’s Jersey City Terminal to Greenwood Lake, N.Y.; and the former Lackawanna Boonton Line, which ran from Hoboken to Hackettstown, N.J., according to the New Jersey Transit website. The Montclair-Boonton line was formed when the Montclair Connection opened on Sept. 30, 2002.