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NJ TRANSIT SETS OPENING TIME FOR NEW LIGHT RAIL STATIONS

Light rail trips from Bergenline Avenue and Tonnelle Avenue stations begin Saturday, February 25 at 1 p.m.

February 21, 2006
NJT-06-025

UNION CITY, NJ — NJ TRANSIT today announced the start time of revenue service at two new Hudson-Bergen Light Rail stations opening this weekend. Customers will be able to ride to and from the new Bergenline Avenue Station in Union City and Tonnelle Avenue Station in North Bergen beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 25.

Saturday also marks the start of full service—seven days a week—to Port Imperial Station, which opened for weekend-only service on October 29, 2005.

The new Bergenline Avenue Station is located within a tunnel that cuts through the Palisades. Tonnelle Avenue Station, a new 730-space park-and-ride facility located on the busy Route 1 & 9 corridor, offers customers a convenient four-minute trip to the Port Imperial Ferry Terminal for trans-Hudson service, as well as access to the rest of the Hudson Waterfront.

About Hudson-Bergen Light Rail

Hudson-Bergen Light Rail provides more than 24,000 passenger trips on an average weekday between 20 stations in Bayonne, Jersey City, Hoboken and Weehawken. The system provides a vital link between waterfront destinations, NJ TRANSIT rail and bus routes, PATH trains and trans-Hudson ferry services. For more information, visit www.njtransit.com and click on "Light Rail Schedules."

The one-way adult fare on Hudson-Bergen Light Rail is $1.75. Discounted monthly passes are available for $53. Children, senior citizens and passengers with disabilities save 50 percent or more at all times. In addition, NJ TRANSIT customers holding a monthly or weekly rail pass, or a bus pass for two or more zones, can ride HBLR at no additional charge simply by displaying their pass.

About NJ TRANSIT

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 800,000 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 162 rail stations, 52 light rail stations and more than 17,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.