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NEWARK CITY SUBWAY SERVICE SET FOR NORMAL OPERATION THIS WEEKEND

Work crews ahead of schedule; planned outage canceled

April 13, 2006
NJT-06-051
Contact: Dan Stessel (973) 491-7078

NEWARK, NJ — With construction of the one-mile extension to Broad Street ahead of schedule, NJ TRANSIT today canceled a planned service outage and announced that the Newark City Subway will operate regular service this weekend.

As construction advances, a final, one-day outage may be necessary on Saturday, April 22. However, the subway will operate regular service on Sunday, April 23 for the benefit of customers attending the “Essex County Bloomfest 2006” at the 30th Annual Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival in Branch Brook Park.

The subway extension will connect two of NJ TRANSIT’s busiest rail stations and support Newark’s economic rebirth along its waterfront and Broad Street with five new stations serving NJPAC, Riverfront Stadium, The Newark Museum and Broad Street-area businesses.

Safety Reminder

NJ TRANSIT recently energized newly installed overhead wires that will power Newark City Subway rail cars for the first time between Newark Penn Station and Broad Street Station. The public should exercise caution around the subway extension project, which includes tracks that run along portions of McCarter Highway (Route 21), Atlantic Street, Broad Street and Lombardy Street.

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