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NEWARK – NJ TRANSIT is preparing for the upcoming July 4th holiday weekend with special accommodations for commuters. Service schedules between bus, light rail, and rail lines will be adjusted for holiday travelers.

Below is detailed information about July 4th weekend service:

FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2004

Northeast Corridor

Early getaway service will be provided on Train 8847, which will depart New York Penn Station at 1:54 p.m., stopping at Newark and Newark Liberty International Airport at 2:14 p.m., operating express to Metropark and then making all stops to Trenton, arriving at 3:09 p.m.

Raritan Valley Line

Early getaway service will be provided on two trains:

North Jersey Coast Line


River LINE

SUNDAY, JULY 4, 2004



River LINE

The River LINE will operate on a regular Saturday schedule with trains operating between Trenton and Camden, making all station stops, until 12 a.m.

Hudson Bergen Light Rail

MONDAY, JULY 5, 2004

Atlantic City Line

An additional train will be provided on the Atlantic City Line:

Northeast Corridor Line

Inbound to New York:

Outbound to Trenton:

Raritan Valley Line

  • Major holiday/weekend schedules will be in effect. The following trains will provide extra service in addition to regular holiday/weekend schedules:

Inbound to Newark/Hoboken:

Train 8512 will depart Raritan at 6:43 a.m., make all stops to Newark Penn Station except Garwood and Finderne, stop at Newark Penn Station at 7:39 a.m., and arrive in Hoboken at 8:02 a.m. Connecting service to New York departs Newark Penn Station at 7:45 a.m. and arrives in New York at 8:07 a.m.

Outbound to Raritan:

Train 8551 will depart Hoboken at 4:53 p.m., stop at Newark Penn Station at 5:13 p.m., and then make all stops to Raritan, where it will arrive at 6:07 p.m. Connecting service from New York departs New York at 4:48 p.m. and stops in Newark Penn Station at 5:06 p.m.

Montclair-Boonton Line

Limited service will operate. (Customers should check times tables and schedules for holiday information.)

Pascack Valley Line

Limited service will operate. (Customers should check times tables and schedules for holiday information.)


Saturday and Sunday service will be provided. (Customers should check times tables and notices on buses for holiday service information.)

River LINE

Service will operate on a Sunday schedule. (Customers should check their schedules for holiday information.)

Hudson-Bergen Light Rail

Service will operate on a regular weekday schedule.

For further information, riders in North Jersey can call NJ TRANSIT between 6 a.m. and midnight at 1-800-772-2222 or at 973-762-5100 from out of state. In South Jersey, riders may call NJ TRANSIT between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. at 1-800-582-5946 or at 215-569-3752 from Pennsylvania. For persons with hearing impairments, the number is 1-800-772-2287. Riders can also visit the NJ TRANSIT website at www.njtransit.com.

The statewide transit agency's bus and rail Weekend Family Super Saver Fare, which allows two children 11 and under to travel free with each fare-paying adult, will be in effect from 7 p.m. July 2nd until 6 a.m. July 5th. Senior citizen and round-trip excursion tickets will be valid without restriction throughout the period.

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 752,600 daily trips on 240 bus routes, three light rail lines and 11 commuter rail lines. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 163 rail stations, 49 light rail stations and more than 17,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.