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BUS SERVICE ADJUSTMENTS TAKE EFFECT APRIL 8

Trips added on various routes to meet ridership demand

March 29, 2006
NJT-06-044
Contact: Dan Stessel 973-491-7078

NEWARK, NJ ó NJ TRANSIT will adjust bus routes on April 8 to better serve customer needs, meet ridership demand and accommodate changing travel conditions. In South Jersey, some routes will change in response to the closure of the Route 52 Causeway and 9th Street Bridge to buses between Somers Point and Ocean City.

Changes in North Jersey include a simplified route structure in Hudson County following the opening of light rail service at two new stations. The adjustments will make more efficient use of equipment and take advantage of the light railís reliability and convenience. Under the new route structure, many customers will experience faster trips because the light rail system is not subject to traffic or weather impacts.

These adjustments are part of a scheduled system-wide bus timetable change. Customers are encouraged to review timetables available aboard buses, at customer service offices, online at www.njtransit.com or by calling 1-800-772-2222.

County-by-county highlights effective April 8

Atlantic County

  • 319 New York-Atlantic City-Cape May: Due to the closure of the Route 52 Causeway and 9th Street Bridge to buses, service to Somers Point will be suspended and running time between Atlantic City and Ocean City will be adjusted.
  • 507 Atlantic City-Ocean City (via Shore Road): Daily running time will be adjusted between Somers Point and Ocean City to accommodate a detour via 34th Street Bridge due to the closure of the Route 52 Causeway to buses.
  • 509 Atlantic City-Somers Point-Ocean City (via New Road): Daily running time will be adjusted between Somers Point and Ocean City to accommodate a detour via 34th Street Bridge due to the closure of the Route 52 Causeway to buses. Weekdays, the 7:59 a.m. trip from Atlantic/Ohio avenues to Ocean City will depart from South Carolina Avenue at 7:55 a.m.
  • 551 Philadelphia-Atlantic City-Ocean City: Service to Marmora and Ocean City will no longer operate. Trips will operate via the regular Philadelphia-Atlantic City route.

Bergen County

  • 154 Fort Lee-Palisades Park-New York: An additional PM peak trip will be offered weekdays from New York to meet ridership demand.
  • 156 Englewood Cliffs-New York: Two additional AM peak River Road (R) trips to New York and one additional PM peak River Road (R) trip from New York will be offered weekdays to meet ridership demand.
  • 158 Fort Lee-Edgewater-New York: An additional AM peak trip will be offered weekdays to meet ridership demand.
  • 159 Fort Lee-New York: An additional PM peak River Road (R) trip will be offered weekdays from New York to meet ridership demand.
  • 166 Dumont-Tenafly-New York: Two additional late AM peak Turnpike Express (T) trips to New York will be offered weekdays to meet ridership demand.
  • 171 Paterson-New York (GWB): Inbound trips to New York will now serve IKEA in Paramus.
  • 190 Paterson-New York: Two additional AM peak Paterson-Passaic Express (X) trips to New York will be offered weekdays to meet ridership demand.

Burlington/Camden County

  • 317 Philadelphia-Asbury Park: Service will be rerouted in Lumberton to serve the CVS and Crossroads Plaza Shopping Center.
  • 419 Burlington-Philadelphia: Evening service will be rerouted to operate via the regular route in North Camden.

Camden County

  • 452 Camden-36th Street Station: Evening service will be rerouted to operate via the regular route in North Camden.

Essex County

  • 92 Orange Crosstown: An earlier weekday trip from South Orange to the Newark City Subway will be added to meet ridership demand, and other minor early AM adjustments will be made.

Hudson County

  • 22 Hillside and 22X Hoboken Express: Regular 22 service will begin and end at North Bergen (Nungessers). The new 22X (express) route will operate during weekday peak periods via Bergenline Avenue, Paterson Avenue and Observer Highway between Bergenline Avenue Station and Hoboken.
  • 23 Boulevard East-Hoboken: New weekday peak hour service between Boulevard East and the Port Imperial Light Rail Station and Ferry Terminal in Weehawken will be offered. Service to Lincoln Harbor in Weehawken will be discontinued. Direct service from Boulevard East to Hoboken will be reduced.
  • 86 Nungessers-Newport Mall: Midday and evening weekday service and all weekend service will begin and end at Bergenline Avenue Station, enabling customers to take advantage of the light railís reliability and convenience. All service within Union City will operate via Park Avenue only.
  • 89 North Bergen-Hoboken: Service will be rerouted south of 48th Street in Union City via lower Park Avenue in Union City and Washington Street in Hoboken, with midday and evening service added every hour on weekdays and throughout the day on weekends.
  • 129 Secaucus-New York: Selected weekday trips from New York after 7 p.m. will be rerouted to serve the Extended Stay Hotel and Riverside Court on development on Meadowlands Parkway in Secaucus.
  • 156 Englewood Cliffs-New York: Two additional AM peak River Road (R) trips to New York and one additional PM peak River Road (R) trip from New York will be offered weekdays to meet ridership demand.
  • 158 Fort Lee-Edgewater-New York: An additional AM peak trip will be offered weekdays to meet ridership demand.
  • 159 Fort Lee-New York: An additional PM peak River Road (R) trip will be offered weekdays from New York to meet ridership demand.
  • 181 Hoboken-New York (GWB): All service will begin and end at Bergenline Avenue Station, enabling customers to take advantage of the light railís reliability and convenience. Service will no longer operate south of 48th Street.

Mercer County

  • 606 Princeton-Mercerville-Hamilton Marketplace: Additional later service to Hamilton Marketplace via Hamilton Rail Station will be added to offer more options for rail commuters.
  • 607 Ewing-Trenton-Independence Plaza: An additional late evening trip from Ewing to Trenton will be added to accommodate work shift ending times.

Passaic County

  • 190 Paterson-New York: Two additional AM peak Paterson-Passaic Express (X) trips to New York will be offered weekdays to meet ridership demand.
  • 192 Clifton-New York: One additional AM peak Clifton Express (X) trip to New York will be offered weekdays to meet ridership demand.

Union County

  • 113 Dunellen-New York: Minor adjustments will be made on weekday morning express trips to New York.

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 800,000 weekday 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, 55 light rail stations and more than 17,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.