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NEWARK CITY SUBWAY SERVICE ADJUSTMENT FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 4

Buses will shuttle between Newark Penn, Branch Brook Park

March 1, 2006
NJT-06-030
Contact: Ken Hitchner 973-491-7078

NEWARK, NJ — Newark City Subway service will be suspended between Branch Brook Park Station and Newark Penn Station on Saturday, March 4, to allow for scheduled construction work. Alternate bus service will operate along that segment of the line from 4:55 a.m. Saturday through the last run at 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

The Newark City Subway will operate normal service between Branch Brook Park Station and Grove Street Station on Saturday. Normal service will resume on the entire Newark City Subway system on Sunday, starting at 5:29 a.m.

The construction work is related to the planned one-mile subway extension, which is scheduled to open this summer. The project will connect two of NJ TRANSIT’s busiest train stations—Newark Penn Station and Newark Broad Street Station—and support Newark’s economic rebirth along the waterfront and Broad Street.

The new alignment will include five new stations that will serve NJPAC, Riverfront Stadium, the Newark Museum and Broad Street area businesses.

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