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Bus Route Nos. 87, 88C and 119: Service Delays in Jersey City due to Central Avenue Bridge Closure for Reconstruction through Early Spring 2017
December 30, 2016


Alternate bus stops available along service routes

Effective immediately and continuing through early spring 2017, the Central Avenue Bridge over Route 139 in Jersey City will be closed for NJ DOT reconstruction work.

During this time, NJ TRANSIT Bus Route No. 87 (Jersey City-Hoboken), No. 88C (North Bergen-Jersey City-Journal Square) and No. 119 (Bayonne-Jersey City-New York) will operate on detours and may experience service delays up to 15 minutes. 

Customers should also expect service impacts around areas within the vicinity of the construction work including Hoboken, Union City, Weehawken and Bayonne as well as New York on the 119 Line.

Detour Information:

  • Buses traveling northbound/eastbound from Summit Avenue at Hoboken Avenue in Jersey City will continue on Summit Avenue north to Jefferson Avenue, turn right on Jefferson Avenue and proceed east to Central Avenue.  At Central Avenue, buses will then turn left and resume their regular route.
  • Buses traveling southbound from Central Avenue at Jefferson Avenue in Jersey City will turn right on Jefferson Avenue and proceed west to Summit Avenue.  Buses will turn left on Summit Avenue and proceed south to Hoboken Avenue/Newark Avenue.  Buses will resume the regular route on Summit Avenue at Hoboken Avenue/Newark Avenue.

Customers are advised to planaccordinglyand to allow for extra travel time.

Please note: The following charts indicate the bus stops that WILL NOT BE SERVED during this detour as well as alternate bus stops that customers can access for their trips.


For more information, please call NJ TRANSIT Customer Service at (973) 275-5555 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.