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NJ TRANSIT EXPANDS LATE-NIGHT LIGHT RAIL SERVICE TO BAYONNE

Last two trips from Hoboken extended to 22nd Street

September 6, 2006
NJT-06-116
Contact: Dan Stessel 973 491-7078

NEWARK, NJ — Customers traveling from Hoboken to Bayonne now have the benefit of light rail service that operates up to a half hour later, enabling customers to spend more time enjoying attractions along the Hudson waterfront and in Manhattan without rushing to catch the last departure.

The 1:17 a.m. and 1:37 a.m. southbound trips from Hoboken have been extended to serve five additional stations, terminating at Bayonne’s 22nd Street Station seven days a week. (Under the previous schedule, the trips terminated at Liberty State Park Station. Now, after departing Liberty State Park, the trains make stops at Richard Street and Danforth Avenue in Jersey City, followed by 45th Street, 34th Street and 22nd Street in Bayonne.)

“This change provides additional late-night travel options for our Jersey City and Bayonne customers returning from New York City and Hoboken,” said Joe North, NJ TRANSIT General Manager of Light Rail Operations. “As ridership increases, we continue to make adjustments to meet our customers’ growing needs with an expanded level of service.”

The new extended trips do not appear in current Hudson-Bergen Light Rail timetables, dated April 24. The change will be shown in the next printing of the timetables.

About Hudson-Bergen Light Rail

Hudson-Bergen Light Rail provides more than 34,000 weekday trips between 23 stations in Bayonne, Jersey City, Hoboken, Weehawken, Union City and North Bergen. The system provides a vital link between waterfront destinations, NJ TRANSIT rail and bus routes, PATH trains and trans-Hudson ferry services.

The one-way adult fare on Hudson-Bergen Light Rail is $1.75. Discounted monthly passes are available for $53. Children, senior citizens and passengers with disabilities save 50 percent or more at all times. In addition, NJ TRANSIT customers holding a monthly or weekly rail pass, or a bus pass for two or more zones, can ride the system at no additional charge simply by displaying their pass.

For Hudson-Bergen Light Rail schedules or information, visit www.mylightrail.com or call 1-800-772-2222.

About NJ TRANSIT

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing nearly 857,000 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, 60 light rail stations and more than 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.