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NORTH JERSEY COAST LINE SERVICE ADJUSTMENT FOR MARCH 11-12

Allows for state-of-good-repair work to key drawbridge

March 7, 2006
NJT-06-031
Contact: Ken Hitchner

NEWARK, NJ ó As part of NJ TRANSITís state-of-good-repair initiative, track components on the Shark River Drawbridge will be replaced to improve reliability and service on Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12. To allow for this work, North Jersey Coast Line service will be modified, affecting service frequency and boarding locations at stations from Bay Head to Elberon, as follows:

Eastbound: Rail service will operate every two hours at stations from Bay Head to Belmar from 6:26 a.m. until 8:26 p.m. After 8:26 p.m., the next train will be #4780, the 11:41 p.m. departure from Bay Head.

Westbound: Rail service will operate every two hours at stations from Belmar to Bay Head from 7:41 a.m. until 9:41 p.m.

Hourly train service will be provided between Bradley Beach and Long Branch stations from 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.

There will be no direct service between Hoboken and Bay Head. Customers may use Raritan Valley Line or PATH trains for connecting service between Newark Penn Station and Hoboken. During this period, PATH will honor North Jersey Coast Line tickets and passes between Newark and Hoboken.

Customers boarding at Bradley Beach, Asbury Park, Allenhurst and Elberon can expect changes in boarding locations as trains operate on the opposite track. Consult customer signage for details.

For more information, customers may visit www.njtransit.com or call 1-800-772-2222.

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