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Commuting News: Text Service for Train Schedules

Need a train schedule? Commuters can send a text

Commuters can now receive train schedule information via text message.

NJ Transit has partnered with Long Island text engine company CooCoo. Commuters can text a station-to-station request to 266266 (CooCoo) and receive a text back with the next scheduled trains as menu options.

Then, commuters can text back the letter corresponding to the train they'd like, and CooCoo will respond with fares and travel times. Commuters can also request specific times in their texts.

The service works with the Metro-North and Long Island railroads as well.

Rail Alerts

Inbound trains will arrive at the center track of the Ridgewood NJ Transit station Monday and Friday from 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bus Alerts

The southbound lanes of the Summit Avenue Bridge in Hackensack will be closed from 10 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday and from 10 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday. Buses will be detoured at Summit Avenue and Essex Street via Essex Street, Polifly Road and Williams Avenue to the Boulevard in Hasbrouck Heights.

Routes 163 (Ridgewood-New York) and 164 (Midland Park-Fair Lawn-New York) are affected.

Traffic Alerts

  • The lower level of the George Washington Bridge will be closed Tuesday to Thursday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. for repairs. The New York-bound lower level will also be closed Monday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday. Two of four New Jersey-bound upper level lanes will be closed Monday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday.
  • All lanes of the New Jersey-bound Lincoln Tunnel helix will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday from 11 p.m. each night to 4:30 a.m. the following morning for maintenance. Commuters can follow detours to New Jersey highways. One tube of the tunnel will be closed Tuesday to Thursday from 11 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. the following morning for maintenance. Two additional lanes in each direction will be closed at 12:30 a.m., leaving one lane in each direction available.
  • One lane in each direction of the Holland Tunnel will be closed Monday to Thursday from 11 p.m. each night to 5:30 a.m. the following morning for maintenance.

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