Charles WatsonAug 24, 2017, 5:24 pmAug 25, 2017, 10:44 am

After a challenging summer, light at the end of the tunnel for commuters

Officials say service on the Morris and Essex Midtown Direct trains will return to normal on September 5

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Things might finally be slowly getting back to normal for commuters headed to New York City by train.

NJ Transit officials announced on Thursday that service on the Morris and Essex Midtown Direct trains will return to normal on September 5, following Amtrak's completion of track repair work at New York Penn Station.

NJ Transit's alternate travel options, discounted fares and cross-honoring on PATH, bus and ferry service at 3 a.m. on Saturday, September 2. However, New York Waterway's new ferry service between Hoboken and West 39th Street, which was operated at the request of NJ Transit, will continue to be an option for commuters.

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