The year 2001 brought these new, rather
ungainly looking, vehicles
manufactured by Kinki Sharyo to
Newark to replace the long-lasting PCCs.
This train is heading past the last stop, then at Branch
Brook Park, to prepare to switch to the inbound track. Soon
after that it will begin the
fairly short journey back to Penn Station. The two new
stations that opened shortly after the time of this photo bring to twelve
the total number on the route, and the final outbound stop is now
The Newark lines, as the front of the car confirms, are operated by
New Jersey Transit. That entity also operates the
Hudson-Bergen Light Rail routes, some miles away, and a major network of
commuter rail lines that serve the New York City metropolitan area.
There is also a diesel light rail service running between Camden and
Trenton, and Atlantic City rail service from Philadelphia. And
there are bus lines -- many of them. NJ Transit is one of the
country's largest urban/suburban transportation providers.