This NJ Transit train line is the best at getting you to work on time

Every year, NJ Transit calculates the percentage of trains that arrive on time to their final destination. For the last five years, that percentage has been going down for many train lines. Larry Higgs/NJ Advance Media

Every year, NJ Transit calculates the percentage of trains that arrive on time to their final destination. For the last five years, that percentage has been going down for many train lines.

The whole state of New Jersey is pretty awesome, but that still doesn’t stop the north, central and south from battling it out as the best. While a number of things can be argued like who has the best food, scenery and shopping, one new study reveals the north part of the state comes out on top for at least one thing: on time trains.

Over the last five years, the Main/Bergen line’s on-time performances have never dipped below 93 percent, according to rail on-time performance data found in NJ Transit annual reports.That means locals in that area are quickly getting to hot spots like Ridgewood, Hoboken and, of course, New York City.

We know who is the best, so who fairs the worst? That would be the Northeast Corridor. Those commuter trains are the most frequently late, and more of them are arriving later. Not only that, they’ve had the lowest percentage of on-time trains every year for the past five years. To top it off, it has the highest ridership of all the NJ Transit lines, so there’s a lot (121,950 on average) of unhappy people.

One commuter even created a Twitter account dedicated to the train delays of the NJ Transit. “Wasn’t a bad #njtransit ride until the #StinkCloudOfPerfume got on at Newark #smellsofNJT,” wrote @NJTrainDelays. “This screaming kid on #njtransit should be everyone’s #mondaymotivation for birth control,” he wrote in another Tweet.

Gotta love New Jersey!