Notice anything about the 126 NJT Bus?


Hoboken residents think 126 Bus service lagging

Hoboken411 receives countless tips, emails, and leads weekly. One such trend I’ve noticed is residents complaining about the NJ Transit 126 bus service. The latest coming from Michael who said “I’m pretty certain NJTransit significantly reduced the amount of buses for the morning/evening commute on line 126 to Port. The lines are getting ridiculous.”

Since I don’t ride the bus daily, I cannot speak about how bad the service has become. According to the 2011 Schedule for the 126 bus, it doesn’t appear that any cuts have been made – nor have any travel advisories been issued by NJ Transit. Maybe it’s just the recent inclement weather and perpetual Hoboken traffic headaches?

Have you noticed the 126 Bus having problems as of late?

NJ Transit 126 Bus Hoboken NJ

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Friday, January 21, 2011 9:22 am

The PA Bus Terminal is already at capacity, so simply adding more buses isn’t really possible. Maybe NJ Transit can start using low-profile double deckers like they did with the trains.

I see double decker Bolt Buses going through the tunnel.

Friday, January 21, 2011 8:04 am

Too many people, too many old buses, tried to stagger them to two at a time in the
a.m. BOTH full, next one too…(they load up downtown faster than lightning then uptown can’t get on! TOO FULL.)….More people coming with more development!!!!!!!!!!
See all of this every day, perhaps a meeting with the COUNCIL can bring some kind of
relief on this situation. NJ Transit will just buy more buses and charge more…Ian Sacs in
charge, if he gets enough complaints, he might figure something out…What ever happened to the TIMEKEEPER? They had one at Journal Square when the NUMBER 5 ran
and the timekeeper was up there making sure the bus left on SCHEDULE…and had seats….

Margaret (the Crossing Guard)

Thursday, January 20, 2011 3:16 pm

The 126 Wash & the 126 Clinton are pretty much non-existent in the morning heading to the PATH during rush hour. And like everyone else has stated here – if you miss one bus, then you’ll have to wait 10 to 15 minutes for the next single or barrage of buses! If it wasn’t for the 22 or 89 Wash buses, everyone would just walk to the PATH. Am I nuts or does it seem that the 126 NYC heading buses seem more frequent than the ones heading down to the PATH in the AM?

And I agree w/ CapnJon in that the back upper end of Hobo’s 126 Clinton AM commuters has grown exponentially!

Thursday, January 20, 2011 11:19 am

I live uptown and take the 126 during the week mostly and occasionally on weekends. I wish they would dispatch certain buses from the Bus Terminal in Hoboken and have them bypass all stops downtown to ensure there is more room for uptown passengers. It would resolve the problem of having people uptown watch buses continuously pass by because they are full, and also allow people uptown to get seats once in a while. Also, on weekends there aren’t buses running into the city very often (every 20 minutes I believe). When a bus is full and they see people waiting, the driver should call back to the Bus Terminal and have them dispatch another bus immediately. There should be no reason why you have to wait more than 20 minutes for a bus to get into the city. P.S. I’m not uptown biased, but I think more people downtown take the Path, so NJ Transit should work on satisfying the needs of people uptown.

Thursday, January 20, 2011 10:58 am

i don’t think it’s gotten any worse over the years, but it certainly hasn’t gotten any better. i think one big problem is the continued growth in hoboken, with no matching increase in service. the back end of hoboken has boomed over the past five years – so the bus stop at 7:30 am (for the 126 on clinton) used to have a handful of people, now it can have a hundred at a time. The light rail is just as crazy now – five years ago, there would be one or two people on the platform in the morn, now it’s end to end people at the 9th street station.

i agree with everyone’s complaints though – too hot when heated, never AC in summer, smelly, late, huge lines in PA….

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