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Bar Codes on Rail Tickets and Passes

Some of our rail customers may have recently noticed bar codes appearing on their tickets and passes. This new feature enables customers to "tap" their ticket or pass on a device mounted on the faregates (pictured) at Secaucus Junction (SEC) and Newark Liberty International Airport (NLIA) Station rather than inserting them into a designated slot on the faregate.

Tickets and passes with bar codes have already been introduced on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line, Raritan Valley Line, Morris & Essex Line and Gladstone Branch. Next up, the Montclair-Boonton, Main/Bergen County and Pascack Valley lines. All rail lines will have bar-coded tickets and passes by the middle of this summer.

Customers still using tickets or passes without bar codes at SEC and NLIA must continue to insert their tickets and passes through designated slots on faregates until they are discontinued.

NJ TRANSIT also encourages customers with mobile devices to sign up for MyTix, which allows you to quickly and securely purchase and display rail tickets and passes on your mobile device. To learn more, visit

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