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Kathryn Brenzel | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Here are five types of riders who have been observed cheating the system at various light rail stations.
1. The ?risk-taking" riders

These riders ignore the gnawing fear that they will run into a ticket enforcement officer because they think it?s worth the risk.

Fines for ticket evasion on NJ Transit's Light Rail can reach $100. A person who rides the Hudson-Bergen line twice every day would spend $1,533 on single rides or $768 on monthly passes for the year. This means that even if these riders are caught and fined seven times for not having a valid ticket, they are technically still saving money by attempting to get a free ride. The catch, and it's a big one, is if this type of rider repeatedly gets caught, he or she can be arrested instead of just being issued a summons.

2. The ?hop-on, hop-off? riders

Sometimes ticket enforcement officers can be spotted getting on and off the light rail. Usually when this happens, these riders can be seen getting off the train. These riders are usually not in a rush, so they can hop off the train without the enforcer noticing and maybe hop on another train without an officer.

3. The ?oops I forgot to validate? riders

These riders are willing to lie to ticket enforcers. Light rail tickets have to be manually time stamped, and when tickets are bought in bulk, it can be easy to forget to validate them. These riders intentionally don't validate their tickets and plan to explain the ?oversight? if they encounter an enforcement officer.

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Enforcement officers also seem to favor certain stations over others. Of the more than 3,000 summonses issued during these months along the Hudson-Bergen line, 521 were given at the Marin Boulevard station, while only three were issued at Port Imperial. Even more summonses ?654?were issued on board. On Newark's line, most of the 1,787 summonses were issued at Newark Penn Station, while only two were given at Grove Street and zero were given at the New Jersey Performing Arts/Center Street station.

"The NJ Transit Police Department and our fare enforcement efforts are intelligence-driven policing," Smith said in an e-mail. "We gather intelligence based on crime statistics and deploy our resources accordingly."

NJ Transit's Light Rail ticketing system may tempt riders to cheat

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That would be so if you moved there while it was loud as hell, it's a different story if you moved there a while ago and they just recently changed it to that unbearable noise, I'm so glad I'm renting now so when my lease is up will most likely move because of this, but all those people who payed outrageous prices for their condos (here by the river) plus the 5-digit in taxes yearly, to be tormented like this by this stupid city is unthinkable !!!!

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Service on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail in both directions between Hoboken, Bayonne and West Side Avenue is suspended because of reported brush fires near Liberty State Park.
At about 1:45 p.m. today NJ Transit tweeted that first-responders were on the scene near the Liberty State Park station.

Details on the fire were not immediately available.


light rail service has resumed...

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Service on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail in both directions between Hoboken, Bayonne and West Side Avenue is suspended because of reported brush fires near Liberty State Park.
At about 1:45 p.m. today NJ Transit tweeted that first-responders were on the scene near the Liberty State Park station.

Details on the fire were not immediately available.

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Not sure why they changed the rather pleasant-sounding bell. The electronic sound they have now is not only obnoxious, but it sounds faulty/screechy/distorted.

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Just asked a conductor now. He says yes, they changed it. He also claimed they put up signage, which is a load of dung. Guess i can forget feeling bad about the few times i board without a pass stamped

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So you feel it even if you don't hear it.


That's the point. They send out sound waves that can be felt when they can't be heard. It's to alert those who are deaf, or constantly walk through life with headphones in.

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I live about 50 feet from the rail and love it, it's not as bad as you are making it, try growing a pair.


You also live in the zipcode that is consistently ranked the poorest and most crime-riddled among all Jersey City locations. No one here pays any attention to your locale recommendations.

When 'The Reaping' comes to JC, for "Hunger Games, Jersey Style" can I volunteer you both?

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OK, this is a weird question. Has anybody noticed the signaling noise that the Light Rail makes has changed? It went from a pleasant, old fashioned bell ring sound to a weird, loud mechanized often distorted noise.

I have! It's louder, and I think it has some 'sub-aural' quality to it, too - like the police sirens in NYC. So you feel it even if you don't hear it.

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Maybe you should ask your boyfriend manhole? Sorry, I just love that phrase and plan to use it as often as possible.

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I noticed the same thing about two weeks ago! I meant to post something here, to see if anyone was aware of a change in policy, and forgot to do so. I have had this happen to me at the stations in Newport, Exchange Place and LSP. I think that's too many locations for this to be a simple issue related to some machines in some locations.

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Agreed, I don't think there was a change in policy on this. I get about 90 minutes, though the machines aren't perfectly sync'd.

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Where do you get it stamped. Maybe it is a problem with a particular validating machine? In any case, report it to NJT and see what they say.

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Hi,

Feel free to correct me but I have just noticed that every time i stamp my HBLR ticket i only get about 50-54 minutes to ride.

Wasn't it 90 minutes? Is this a new policy? Were there notices that I just never saw or received?

I have to go down to Port Imperial and then transfer over to get to work.......and i barely have 2 minutes left on my ticket. There have been several occasions(20 mins past time stamp) where my ticket expired but i was still heading toward my destination.


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I live about 50 feet from the rail and love it, it's not as bad as you are making it, try growing a pair.


You also live in the zipcode that is consistently ranked the poorest and most crime-riddled among all Jersey City locations. No one here pays any attention to your locale recommendations.


i lol'd. 111 is apparently now butthurt and resorting to homophobic, childish taunts after getting blown out. well done, jmiz

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I live about 50 feet from the rail and love it, it's not as bad as you are making it, try growing a pair.


You also live in the zipcode that is consistently ranked the poorest and most crime-riddled among all Jersey City locations. No one here pays any attention to your locale recommendations.


LMAO you really think I give a f*ck what you pretentious ass wipes think. Please go play with your boyfriend manhole he's calling.

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I live about 50 feet from the rail and love it, it's not as bad as you are making it, try growing a pair.


You also live in the zipcode that is consistently ranked the poorest and most crime-riddled among all Jersey City locations. No one here pays any attention to your locale recommendations.

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Agree that it is noisy and disruptive but I think those who live near the light rail are fully aware of the consequences of living near it.


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I'd hate to live near a Light Rail track imagine having to listen to the loud horn all the time someone crosses with a pair of hedphones on or is texting on their cell phone. We pay the price for their inconsiderations.

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I live about 50 feet from the rail and love it, it's not as bad as you are making it, try growing a pair.

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I'd hate to live near a Light Rail track imagine having to listen to the loud horn all the time someone crosses with a pair of hedphones on or is texting on their cell phone. We pay the price for their inconsiderations.

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I'm not 100% sure but I think they've always had both. The bell one is for when they enter and exit the station, and the loud one is for people are on the tracks. It needs to be loud enough for the dummies crossing with headphones on.

Again, not 100% sure that's the reason. Can someone confirm?

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OK, this is a weird question. Has anybody noticed the signaling noise that the Light Rail makes has changed? It went from a pleasant, old fashioned bell ring sound to a weird, loud mechanized often distorted noise.

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