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Jersey City Freedom & Fireworks Festival: Important notice for customers attending the Liberty State Park fireworks and concert event on Monday, July 4, 2016
June 28, 2016


NJ TRANSIT reminds customers that open containers of alcohol will not be permitted on board trains, buses and light rail cars.

Attendees planning to use Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) service to and from Liberty State Park for the July 4 “Jersey City Freedom & Fireworks Festival” from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. will encounter crowded conditions and delays due to the operating capacity of HBLR system. 

View HBLR Northbound Schedule HERE.

View HBLR Southbound Schedule HERE.

Customers are strongly encouraged to buy roundtrip tickets from ticket vending machines in advance of the fireworks event.

Light rail vehicles can transport a maximum of 3,000 customers every hour in each direction.  Current estimates forecast attendance to potentially be in excess of 100,000 people.

Attendees can expect extensive wait times which could span in excess of several hours, particularly following the event.  With this, attendees planning to use the HBLR should build enough time into their travel plans or consider leaving the park before the end of the fireworks.