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NEW LATE-NIGHT OPTION FOR RIVER LINE CUSTOMERS

Free bus connection links Camden Waterfront visitors with free parking at Pennsauken/Route 73 Park & Ride

June 1, 2006
NJT-06-076
Contact: Dan Stessel 973-491-7078

REVISED VERSION – CORRECTS TIMES FOR BUS CONNECTION AND INCLUDES NEW DETAILS ON LATER RIVER LINE SERVICE FROM CAMDEN TO PENNSAUKEN

NEWARK, NJ – NJ TRANSIT has introduced a new late-night bus service that extends the reach of the River LINE for Camden Waterfront concertgoers, baseball fans and second-shift workers.

Now through Labor Day, customers can take advantage of a guaranteed bus connection between 36th Street Station (Camden) and the Pennsauken/Route 73 Park & Ride. The free service provides additional parking options for customers returning from Camden between 10 p.m. and midnight when River LINE trains operate as far as 36th Street Station.

In addition to the new late-night bus connection, NJ TRANSIT is also modifying River LINE rail service to better serve customers. The current 9:30 p.m. trip from Camden has been extended from 36th Street to the Pennsauken/Route 73 Park & Ride. This extension will operate as a permanent schedule change.

"This new late-night service will give our customers additional convenience and peace of mind as they enjoy a night out on the Camden Waterfront," said NJ TRANSIT Assistant Executive Director Lynn Bowersox. "Now, River LINE customers won’t have to worry about making the 9:30 p.m. train when the game or concert ends."

After 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Friday, customers can ride the River LINE from the Camden Waterfront to 36th Street Station and then board the NJ TRANSIT bus to Pennsauken at no additional charge. Buses will depart two minutes after each light rail arrival and arrive in Pennsauken approximately 10 minutes later. The service will be offered every night except Saturdays, when full River LINE service operates until midnight.

The Pennsauken Park & Ride provides 452 free parking spaces and is conveniently located near several major highways, including Route 73, Route 130, the New Jersey Turnpike and I-295.

Take the kids and save with NJT’s Family Super Saver Fare

NJ TRANSIT’s Weekend Family Super Saver Fare, which allows up to two children 11 and younger to travel free with each fare-paying adult, will be in effect every weekend from 7 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday.

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NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 827,000 daily 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 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.