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NJ TRANSIT ADJUSTS BUS SCHEDULES EFFECTIVE JUNE 24

Service expanded on selected routes

June 23, 2006
NJT-06-086
Contact: Dan Stessel 973-491-7078

NEWARK, NJ NJ TRANSIT will adjust bus routes on June 24 for the summer months, restoring seasonal service to a number of routes and offering Friday early getaway service on many lines leaving the Port Authority Bus Terminal. School trips will be discontinued for the summer, and regular summer reductions will occur on routes that experience lower ridership this time of year.

In addition, more peak hour service will be added on selected routes to address increased demand due to high gas prices, with service on other routes modified to accommodate the changes. Expanded midday and late evening service will also be offered on a number of lines.

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 June 24

Atlantic County

  • 508 Atlantic City-Richard Stockton College-Hamilton Mall: Trips will no longer operate via the front entrance of the AtlantiCare Medical Center in Galloway. All trips will instead stop on the access road between Jimmie Leeds Road and Hackberry Lane, adjacent to the employee parking lot. Selected trips will no longer operate via Absecon Manor.
  • 509 Atlantic City-Somers Point-Ocean City (via New Road): Additional night service will be offered daily, with six new later trips operating between Atlantic City and Somers Point.

Bergen County

  • 156 Englewood Cliffs-New York: Trips will depart Port Authority Bus Terminal from Gate 200, Door 2. Peak hour service via River Road will be added, and new midday weekday service via River Road will be added hourly.
  • 158 Fort Lee-Edgewater-New York: Trips will depart Port Authority Bus Terminal from Gate 202. Weekday peak service will be expanded to meet demand.
  • 159 Fort Lee-New York: Trips will depart Port Authority Bus Terminal from Gate 200, Door 3. Peak hour service via River Road will be added, and new midday weekday service via River Road will be added hourly.
  • 165 Westwood-New York: Selected local midday trips will operate to North Hackensack instead of Westwood.
  • 166 Dumont-Tenafly-New York: Selected local midday trips will operate to Tenafly instead of Cresskill.
  • 167 Harrington Park-New York: Selected midday trips will operate via the Vince Lombardi Park & Ride to replace the 321 line (see below) during off hours.
  • 321 Vince Lombardi Park & Ride-New York: Midday and reverse peak service will be discontinued and replaced by alternate service via the 167 line.

Burlington County

  • 406 Berlin-Marlton-Philadelphia: One AM and one PM trip to/from Medford Lakes and Medford will be eliminated.
  • 413 Philadelphia-Mt. Holly-Burlington: Later evening service via the Burlington County Social Services Complex in Westampton Township will be offered.

Camden County

  • 400 Sicklerville-Philadelphia: One AM and one PM express trip between Philadelphia and Sicklerville will be eliminated.
  • 406 Berlin-Marlton-Philadelphia: One AM and one PM trip to/from Medford Lakes & Medford will be eliminated.
  • 551 Philadelphia-Atlantic City-Ocean City: Additional morning peak service will be offered weekdays from Avandale Park-Ride to Philadelphia to meet demand.

Cape May County

  • 552 Cape May-Atlantic City: Additional midday service will be offered daily between Wildwood, Cape May Court House and the Crest Haven complex in Middle Township.

Essex County

  • 1 Newark: Express service will pick up passengers eastbound and discharge passengers westbound along 18th Avenue between 13th Street in Newark and Grove Street in Irvington.
  • 5 Kinney: On Sundays, service will operate hourly through the midday instead of every 30 minutes.
  • 72 Newark-Paterson: Weekday peak hour Paterson Express (X) service will be discontinued.
  • 107 South Orange-New York: Saturday service will operate every forty minutes throughout the day with all trips operating from South Orange via Ivy Hill and the local routing into New York.
  • 108 Newark-New York: The weekday AM Express trip will be discontinued.

Gloucester County

  • 400 Sicklerville-Philadelphia: One AM and one PM express trip between Philadelphia and Sicklerville will be eliminated.

Hudson County

  • 123 Union City-New York: Midday and weekend service will operate hourly instead of every 30 minutes.
  • 124 Harmon Cove-New York: Trips will depart Port Authority Bus Terminal from Gate 316.
  • 125 Journal Square-New York: Midday and weekend service will operate every 60 to 90 minutes instead of every 30 minutes.
  • 129 Secaucus-New York: Regular 129 trips will depart Port Authority Bus Terminal from Gate 318. Castle Road (C) trips will depart from Gate 317.
  • 156 Englewood Cliffs-New York: Trips will depart Port Authority Bus Terminal from Gate 200, Door 2. Peak hour service via River Road will be added, and new midday weekday service via River Road will be added hourly.
  • 158 Fort Lee-Edgewater-New York: Trips will depart Port Authority Bus Terminal from Gate 202. Weekday peak service will be expanded to meet demand.
  • 159 Fort Lee-New York: Trips will depart Port Authority Bus Terminal from Gate 200, Door 3. Peak hour service via River Road will be added, and new midday weekday service via River Road will be added hourly.

Mercer County

  • 608 West Trenton-Hamilton: The limited Lambertville branch peak hour service will be discontinued.

Passaic County

  • 72 Newark-Paterson: Weekday peak hour Paterson Express (X) service will be discontinued.
  • 191, 192, 193, 194, and 197 routes: There will be minor gate changes for trips departing Port Authority Bus Terminal after 10 p.m.

Salem County

  • 468 Penns Grove-Salem-Woodstown: The limited branch service via Quinton Township will be discontinued.

Union County

  • 56 Elizabeth-Winfield: On Saturdays, service will operate every two hours instead of hourly.

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 827,000 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.