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EXTRA SERVICE SET FOR LABOR DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND

Kids ride free on NJ TRANSIT for the holiday weekend

August 28, 2006
NJT-06-112
Contact: Dan Stessel 973 491-7078

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT will offer "early getaway" rail and bus service on Friday, September 1, for the benefit of customers leaving work early for the Labor Day holiday. Extra outbound trains will operate on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast, Raritan Valley and Morris & Essex lines, and extra buses will operate on select routes from the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

In addition, express weekend beach service on the North Jersey Coast Line will continue through Monday, September 4.

HOLIDAY SERVICE AT A GLANCE

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Rail

Bus

Light Rail

Friday, September 1

Early getaway service from New York Penn Station and Newark Penn Station

Additional buses on select routes from PABT

Regular weekday service

Monday, September 4

Weekend/major holiday schedule

(No service on Montclair-Boonton and Pascack Valley lines)

Schedules vary by route

Consult timetable or visit www.njtransit.com

Newark Light Rail and River LINE on Sunday schedule; HBLR on weekend schedule

On Monday, September 4, trains will operate on a weekend/major holiday schedule with no rail service on the Montclair-Boonton and Pascack Valley lines. Holiday bus schedules vary by route—customers are advised to check their timetables or visit www.njtransit.com for schedule information. Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will operate on a weekend schedule; Newark Light Rail and River LINE will operate on a Sunday schedule.

As a reminder, now through September 30, River LINE 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.

"Early getaway" rail service on Friday, September 1

Northeast Corridor

  • Two additional trains will depart New York Penn Station at 2:26 p.m. and 3:25 p.m. and stop at Secaucus, Newark Penn Station and Newark Liberty International Airport, operate express to Metropark, then make all stops to Trenton.

North Jersey Coast Line

  • An additional train will depart New York Penn Station at 1:52 p.m. and stop at Secaucus, Newark Penn Station and Newark Liberty International Airport, operate express to Woodbridge, then make all stops to Long Branch (except Avenel and Monmouth Park), arriving in Long Branch at 3:19 p.m. Connecting service departs Long Branch at 3:38 p.m. and makes all stops to Bay Head, arriving in Bay Head at 4:31 p.m.
  • An additional train will depart New York Penn Station at 2:48 p.m. and stop at Secaucus, Newark Penn Station and Newark Liberty International Airport, operate express to Woodbridge, then make all stops to Long Branch (except Avenel and Monmouth Park), arriving in Long Branch at 4:15 p.m.
  • An additional train will depart Newark Penn Station at 3:49 p.m. and operate express to Woodbridge, then make all stops to Bay Head (except Avenel and Monmouth Park), arriving in Bay Head at 5:50 p.m. Connecting service for this train departs New York at 3:23 p.m.

Raritan Valley Line

  • The 1:06 p.m. departure from Newark Penn Station will be extended to High Bridge and make all stops (except Garwood and Finderne), arriving in High Bridge at 2:30 p.m. Connecting service for this train departs New York at 12:37 p.m.
  • An additional train will depart Newark Penn Station at 3:34 p.m. and make all stops to Raritan (except Finderne), arriving in Raritan at 4:33 p.m. Connecting service for this train departs New York at 3:07 p.m.
  • Train 5711, the 6:23 p.m. departure from Newark Penn Station and Train 5903, the 6:30 p.m. departure from Newark Penn Station, will be combined and make all local stops to High Bridge (except Finderne). The combined train, Train 8545, will depart Newark Penn Station at 6:30 p.m. and arrive in High Bridge at 7:58 p.m.

Morris & Essex Lines

  • An additional train will depart New York Penn Station at 3:10 p.m. and operate express to Summit, then make all stops to Denville (except Mt. Tabor), arriving in Denville at 4:13 p.m.

Express rail service to the Jersey Shore

For customers looking for a final weekend at the beach—without worrying about traffic, fuel or tolls—NJ TRANSIT will operate its special weekend express service through Monday, September 4, shaving 30 minutes off the regular travel time for customers traveling from New York and Newark to shore communities from Long Branch to Bay Head.

On Saturday, September 2:

  • An express train will depart New York Penn Station at 9:01 a.m., stop at Newark Penn Station at 9:17 a.m. and operate express to Long Branch, where it will arrive at 10:08 a.m. (A connecting train to Bay Head will depart at 10:16 a.m., make stops at Asbury Park, Bradley Beach, Belmar, Spring Lake, Manasquan and Point Pleasant Beach, and arrive in Bay Head at 10:53 a.m.)

On Sunday, September 3 and Monday, September 4:

  • A return express train to New York will depart Long Branch at 7:43 p.m., stop at Newark Penn Station at 8:29 p.m. and arrive in New York at 8:50 p.m. (The connecting train from Bay Head departs at 6:56 p.m., stops at Point Pleasant Beach, Manasquan, Spring Lake, Belmar, Bradley Beach and Asbury Park, and arrives in Long Branch at 7:30 p.m.)

Discounted beach packages are available for customers visiting Asbury Park, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Long Branch, Manasquan and Ocean Grove. Customers receive roundtrip rail tickets and beach admission for one low price—$14.50 from Hoboken or Newark, and $18.50 from New York, Secaucus, and New Jersey stations along the Main/Bergen and Pascack Valley lines.

Kids Ride Free on NJT

NJ TRANSIT’s Family Super Saver Fare, which allows up to two children 11 and under to travel free with each fare-paying adult, will be in effect from 7 p.m. Friday, September 1, until 6 a.m. Tuesday, September 5.

For NJ TRANSIT schedules, fares or information, visit www.njtransit.com or call 1-800-772-2222.

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.