The Northern Branch operated 3 trains a day in each direction since about 1938. There were even 2 Saturday trains until about 1958. Bus service cut into ridership signifcantly with the opening of the GW Bridge. Ridership on the 3 trains was substantial though through the 1950s. The evening trains left Jersey City at around 5:15, 5:45, and 6:30pm with 6, 8 and 2 Stillwell coaches and usually Alco RS power. Around 1960, however, the service was switched to Hoboken, and this entailed a cumbersome and time-consuming back-up move. Ridership dwindled until 1966 when the service was discontinued. Today NJT has a project for light rail service to Tenafly, but this is moving at a glacial pace. Ironically Red & Tan recently has made major cutbacks on Routes 14 and 84. Both routes now are essentially rush hour only.