NJ Transit marked its 40th anniversary on Jan. 1, 2023.
Shortly after midnight on Jan. 1, 1983, the first NJ Transit trains departed Hoboken and Penn Station in New York. NJ Transit assumed control and management of New Jersey’s commuter rail network operations, previously operated by Conrail under contract to NJ Transit and the state of New Jersey.
“Our congratulations and thanks go out to the entire NJ TRANSIT Rail Operations team, past and present, on the occasion of its 40th anniversary,” NJ Transit President & CEO Kevin S. Corbett said. “With a proud legacy behind us, an extraordinary team now in place, major rail infrastructure projects like the Portal North Bridge Replacement Project currently underway, and 138 new multi-level rail cars beginning to arrive in 2024, the future looks very bright for this essential division of NJ TRANSIT – and more importantly, for the millions of customers who depend on it every year.”
In recognition of this anniversary, NJ Transit has painted four locomotives in “Heritage” paint schemes to recognize the predecessor railroads and employees that make up our system.