Video Cameras on Metro-North Pascack Valley and Port Jervis Line Train Cars To Improve Safety & Security for Customers & Employees
NJ TRANSIT has installed video cameras in customer areas of rail cars beginning with the Metro-North rail fleet operating on the Port Jervis and Pascack Valley Lines.
That includes outward and inward facing cameras on Metro-North’s fleet of 15 Cab Cars and 15 locomotives.
The outward-facing cameras will be used to record track and wayside activities, and the inward-facing cameras will be used to record the engineer’s control area.
NJ TRANSIT has also begun installing passenger area cameras on Metro-North’s 65 Comet V coaches. The first coach has been completed and is ready to be placed back into service on the Port Jervis Line.
These passenger-area cameras will improve customer and crew safety by acting as a deterrent to crime. They will also aid investigations after accidents and other incidents, as well as help deter behaviors that could affect safe train operations.
There is no audio recording of the passenger areas and signage will be posted at both ends of the passenger compartment to inform customers that the car is equipped with video surveillance.
In February 2014, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended installing inward and outward-facing cameras in train cabs.
Harlem Line Service Adjustments to select late night Weekday train times, Eff. March 28
Harlem Line Customers Late night Weekday Service Adjustments: Effective March 28
Beginning Wednesday, March 28, to reflect actual running times as the result of infrastructure improvements, select Harlem Line trains between the hours of 9:30 PM and 11:30 PM will operate between 3 and 15 minutes later than the regularly scheduled train times indicated in the March 18 timetable. These new times will be effective until further notice, and will be included in the June 2018 printed timetable revision.
The following trains will be affected:
The 9:23 PM train from Wassaic will depart at 9:31 PM and operates 8 minutes later from Wassaic through Patterson, arriving at Southeast 7 minutes later;
The 10:11 PM connecting train from Southeast will depart at 10:16 and operates 5 minutes later from Southeast through Grand Central Terminal;
The 11:02 PM train from North White Plains will depart NWP at 11:05 PM, and operates 3 minutes later from North White Plains through Grand Central Terminal;
The 11:32 PM train from Southeast will depart Southeast 5 minutes later at 11:37 PM, and operates up to 15 minutes later from Patterson through Wassaic stations.