<!--Article also may need rewrites in some sections.-->The North Jersey Coast Line
is a New Jersey Transit commuter rail
service operating between New York Penn Station
or Hoboken Terminal
and Bay Head, New Jersey
. On rail system maps the North Jersey Coast Line is colored light blue, and its symbol is a sailboat
Most trains operate between Long Branch
and New York Penn Station
with frequent rush-hour service and hourly local service during off-peak times. Diesel shuttle trains operate between Long Branch and Bay Head
and are timed to meet the electric trains for through service. Hourly New York to Long Branch service operates on weekends, with bi-hourly diesel shuttle service (with some extra trains) between Long Branch and Bay Head. Full hourly service operates during the peak summer season.
During weekdays, 5 round trip diesel trains run directly from Bay Head to Hoboken Terminal using the Waterfront Connection
since September 9, 1991. This allows riders on the non-electrified part of the line to access Newark Penn Station and Hoboken Terminal on a one-seat ride. Passengers can reach New York via the Northeast Corridor Line
at Newark or Hoboken
Some electric trains terminate at South Amboy or Aberdeen-Matawan; these trains make all stops from New York Penn Station. They provide local service for the Northeast Corridor stops of Rahway, Linden, Elizabeth, and North Elizabeth during rush hours.
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