Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Local counting sheep said good morning and good bye to Monmouth County residents before hopping a train to their vacation destination.
Commuters were greeted at the Aberdeen-Matawan Train Station Wednesday morning by friends they normally only meet in the bedroom. Two Monmouth County counting sheep spent the early morning hours waving and announcing their retirement while employees from Bayshore Community Hospital passed out flyers announcing the opening of a new Center for Sleep Medicine, a service of Meridian Neuroscience. The new Center for Sleep Medicine at Bayshore Community Hospital is located at 678 North Beers Street, Holmdel, across the street from the hospital's main building. The following is a press release from Bayshore Community Hospital: According to a recent Gallup Poll, more than one-third of the population has trouble sleeping. The effects of sleep …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
NJ TRANSIT today released the identity of the man struck by a train on Saturday, Jan. 12.
Authorities have identified 41-year-old Miquel O'Neill of Keyport as the man who was struck and killed by a train near the Aberdeen-Matawan Train Station at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, according to NJ Transit Spokeswoman Nancy Snyder. The initial investigation showed that O'Neill went around the crossing gates on Atlantic Avenue as North Jersey Coast Line train 7277, en route to Long Branch, entered the station, according to NJ Transit. O'Neill was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries overnight. The cause of the incident remains under investigation, Snyder said.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
He was transported to the hospital after the incident
A man was struck by a train near the Aberdeen-Matawan Train Station at about 10:30 Saturday night, according to NJ TRANSIT Spokeswoman Courtney Carroll. The initial investigation shows the man went around the crossing gates on Atlantic Avenue as North Jersey Coast Line train 7277, en route to Long Branch, entered the station, Carroll said. The adult victim was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, according to Carroll. He succumbed to his injuries overnight. Information on the identity of the victim was not yet available. Patch will update this article as more information becomes available.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Buses will take commuters to the ferries at Liberty State Park.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
NJ Transit will now offer emergency buses to local commuters from the Aberdeen-Matawan Train Station during rush hour free of charge. Beginning Friday, Nov. 9, the bus service will take commuters from the Aberdeen-Matawan Train Station to the Statue Cruise Lines ferries located at Liberty State Park. The ferry shuttles commuters between Liberty State Park and Battery Park. The buses will operate from 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. to accomodate the morning and evening rush hour. NJ Transit personnel, including a bus dispatcher, will be at the train station. Both the bus and ferry service are free of charge.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Newly relaxed Bike Aboard Policy will allow bicycle boarding at all train stations effective July 1, 2012
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Cycling enthusiasts, rejoice! Now, you can take your bike aboard trains at any station in New Jersey. It's thanks to a newly relaxed bicycle onboarding policy from NJ Transit. The policy is effective July 1. Cyclists should note that this new policy does not mean you can take your standard (non-collapsible) bike on any train at any time. There are restrictions for certain holidays and peak travel times. Read NJ Transit's full release here: NEWARK, NJ — Following Transportation Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chairman James Simpson’s call for a speedy resolution to customer and bicycle advocates’ concerns about bike access at train stations, the NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors today adopted a new Bike Aboard Program that expands travel …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Safety initiative comes after death of three teenagers in October
A variety of safety measures will sweep New Jersey Transit lines within the next year or so, transportation officials announced Wednesday, in an effort to reduce the number of accidental train deaths across the state. The safety improvements, which include improved signage, warning systems and educational programs, are the result of a three-month study by the Safety Along Railroads Leadership Oversight Committee, formed in wake of the deaths of three teenagers by New Jersey Transit trains last October. "We are really energized about this with a sense of purpose to move forward from the sorrow and grief of each railroad fatality," said James Simpson, commissioner of New Jersey Department of Transportation, at a press conference Wednesday at…
Friday, February 3, 2012
The investigation is an update to the original one conducted in 1999
The Aberdeen Township Planning Board will hold a public hearing about the supplemental and updated preliminary investigation report designating the land surrounding the train station as an area in need of redevelopment. According to Planning Board Secretary Maxine Rescorl, not much has changed in this report. The original investigation was done in 1999, and the township council and the planning board felt it was important to update the survey before moving forward. The purpose of the public hearing is to hear comments from all interested parties regarding the supplemental and updated report, and the Planning Board may take action to adopt the report. The hearing will take place on Wednesday, Feb 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Aberdeen Township …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
After eleven years, the council says it is time to take another look
The Aberdeen Township Council unanimously authorized the planning board to conduct a new study of the approximately 60 acres of township property surrounding the Aberdeen-Matawan Train Station at their meeting Tuesday night. The land was studied in 1999 but according to Township Council Attorney Daniel McCarthy, the council decided to re-examine the property to see what changes have occurred to the land over the past eleven years and ensure that it complies with state laws. "We just want to make sure the original study still comports with the existing law, because as you can imagine a lot of things have changed since 1999," McCarthy explained. According to McCarthy, the original study done in 1999 examined the entire redevelopment area, …