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NEWARK CITY SUBWAY SERVICE ADJUSTMENT SET FOR NEXT THREE WEEKENDS

Bus shuttle between Newark Penn, Branch Brook Park starts 8 p.m. Friday

March 29, 2006
NJT-06-034
Contact: Dan Stessel 973 491-7078

NEWARK, NJ — Bus service will replace Newark City Subway cars between Branch Brook Park Station and Newark Penn Station for the next three weekends to allow for scheduled construction work associated with the one-mile subway extension to Broad Street Station that is scheduled to open this summer. The project will connect two of NJ TRANSIT’s busiest train stations and support Newark’s economic rebirth along the waterfront and Broad Street with five new stations serving NJPAC, Riverfront Stadium, The Newark Museum and Broad Street-area businesses.

The last subway rail car operating to Newark Penn Station will depart Branch Brook Park Station at 7:53 p.m. Friday. The last subway rail car operating to Branch Brook Park Station will depart Newark Penn Station at 8:24 p.m. Friday.

The Newark City Subway will operate normally between Branch Brook Park Station and Grove Street Station throughout the weekend. Regular service will resume Monday morning, beginning with service from Grove Street Station at 4:29 a.m.

Subway service also will be suspended between Newark Penn Station and Branch Brook Park Station for two subsequent weekends, beginning Friday, April 7 and Friday, April 14.

Customers should be aware that exact change is required on board buses; subway ticket-vending machines will generally not be accessible.

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

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