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BUS SERVICE IMPROVEMENTS ARRIVE JANUARY 8

January 6, 2005
NJT-05-001

NEWARK, NJ –
Beginning January 8, NJ TRANSIT will add trips on more than two dozen bus lines to improve customer comfort and convenience, and make service improvements on another two dozen lines in response to customer requests.

Service will be improved on the following lines, in response to customer feedback:

Atlantic County

  • The 504 Bungalow Park-Chelsea Heights-Ventnor Plaza line will be adjusted so that all trips serve Bungalow Park.
  • The 505 Atlantic City-Margate-Longport line will have its midnight trips rerouted to serve Pathmark’s work shift.
  • The 553 Atlantic City-Upper Deerfield line will have certain Saturday trips rerouted to serve Cumberland County College.
  • The 559 Lakewood-Atlantic City line will resume its regular routing after three years of detours.

Bergen County

  • The 712 Hackensack-Willowbrook Mall will provide additional trips to meet the needs of Paterson schools.
  • The 154 Fort Lee-Palisades Park-New York and the 159 Fort Lee-New York lines will be rerouted in Union City to serve 30th Street and Bergenline Avenue.

Burlington County

· The 413 Philadelphia-Mount Holly-Burlington line will be rerouted so that all trips will serve Centerton Square.

Camden County

  • The 406 Berlin-Marlton-Philadelphia line will offer adjusted service to meet Aramark work shifts.

Cumberland County

  • The 408 Millville-Philadelphia line will be rerouted to serve the Cumberland County Board of Social Services One-Stop Center in Vineland.

Essex County

  • The 92 Orange Crosstown line will provide hourly service on Sundays.
  • The 7 City Subway line will be extended during evening service from Branch Brook to Grove Street.
  • The 73 Newark-Orange-Livingston line will be extended, providing additional trips to East Hanover/Florham Park.

Hudson County

  • The 123 Union City-New York line will be extended to offer connecting service to the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail at 9th Street Station.

Gloucester County

  • The 412 Glassboro-Philadelphia line will be rerouted to serve Holly Dell Complex in Sewell, the site of Gloucester County Social Services One-Stop Center.

Mercer County

  • The 600 Trenton-Plainsboro line will provide an additional early trip to connect Plainsboro with Princeton Junction.
  • The 601 Trenton-College of New Jersey-White Horse line will provide additional service to Hamilton Marketplace and College of New Jersey.
  • The 603 Mercer Mall-Quaker Bridge Mall-Hamilton line will be extended to serve Robert Wood Johnson-Hamilton Hospital.
  • The 604 East Trenton-Trenton Rail Station line will offer adjusted trip times to improve River LINE connections.
  • The 605 Montgomery-Princeton-Quaker Bridge Mall will add direct service to Mercer Mall.
  • The 609 Ewing-Quaker Bridge Mall-Mercer County College line will offer adjusted service to better meet class times at Mercer County College and Mercer County Vo-Tech.

Monmouth County

  • The 830 Asbury Park-Point Pleasant Beach line will provide new trips to improve connections with other routes.
  • The 833 Red Bank-Freehold line will offer adjusted trip times to improve connections with North Jersey Coast Line trains at the Red Bank Rail Station.

Ocean County

  • The 559 Lakewood-Atlantic City line will resume its regular routing after three years of detours.

Passaic County

  • The 163 Ridgewood-New York line will be extended to offer Saturday service to IKEA and operate additional trips via Garden State Plaza.
  • The 161 Paterson-Passaic-New York line will provide additional service to the Chase-Commerce Blvd. area of Carlstadt to accommodate employee growth.

NJ TRANSIT will add trips on the following lines:

  • 1 Newark
  • 11 Newark-Willowbrook (Saturday)
  • 68 East Brunswick-Jersey City-Weehawken
  • 70 Newark-Livingston Mall
  • 73 Newark-Orange-Livingston
  • 99 Clifton Avenue Crosstown
  • 108 Newark-New York
  • 112 Clark-New York
  • 113 Dunellen-New York
  • 114 Bridgewater-New York
  • 116 Perth Amboy-New York
  • 123 Union City-New York
  • 126 Hoboken-New York
  • 128 Boulevard East-New York
  • 135 Freehold-Matawan-New York
  • 137 Toms River-New York
  • 158 Fort Lee-Edgewater-New York
  • 161 Paterson-Passaic-New York
  • 163 Ridgewood-New York
  • 166 Dumont-Tenafly-New York
  • 192 Clifton-New York
  • 193 Pompton Lakes-Packanack Lake-Willowbrook-New York
  • 194 Newfoundland-New York
  • 459 Echelon Mall-Avandale
  • 501 Atlantic City-Brigantine Beach
  • 502 Atlantic City-Hamilton Mall-Atlantic/Cape Community College (Sundays)
  • 509 Atlantic City-Somers Point-Ocean City (via New Road)
  • 608 Hamilton-West Trenton

The frequency of service will be adjusted on the following lines to accommodate increased demand:

  • 2 Secaucus-Journal Square
  • 29 Bloomfield Avenue (Saturday)
  • 94 Stuyvesant Crosstown
  • 115 Rahway-New York
  • 190 Paterson-New York
  • 837 Long Branch-Asbury Park-Seaview Square Mall

For NJ TRANSIT schedules, fares and other information, customers may visit www.njtransit.com or call 1-800-772-2222.

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, 52 light rail stations and more than 17,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.