Princeton Sees Double

This Monday, NJ Transit will unveil the Double Decker rail for its official run on the Northeast Corridor line, the busiest train line in the state, which runs from Trenton to New York (stopping at Princeton Junction (my stomping ground).

The Double Decker trains, carrying 15% more passengers, had a test run back in Fall 2006 and now will be used for 6 trips a day: "inbound trips leaving Trenton at 6:03 a.m, 7:10 a.m. and 2:17 p.m. and outbound trips leaving New York at 10:28 a.m., 5:16 p.m. and 5:30 p.m." By 2009, NJ Transit will spend nearly half a billion dollars to purchase 279 cars.

This is great for the Northeast Corridor, but I'm sure my contemporaries along the Midtown direct line are still scrambling to find a seat or a comfortable standing spot on their route to work. In good time, my friends.

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