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EXTRA TRAINS AND BUSES TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR

Early getaway service set for Friday, December 29

December 27, 2006
NJT-06-157
Contact: Dan Stessel 973 491-7078

NEWARK, NJ NJ TRANSIT will offer early getaway service on Friday, December 29 to accommodate customers leaving work early for the holiday weekend and will offer late-night rail, bus and light rail service across the system on New Year’s Eve and during the wee hours of New Year’s Day for the benefit of holiday revelers.

On Friday, December 29, NJ TRANSIT will offer early getaway rail service from New York Penn Station and Hoboken Terminal, including 15 extra trains between noon and 5 p.m. on the Northeast Corridor, Morris & Essex, North Jersey Coast, Pascack Valley, Raritan Valley and Port Jervis lines. In addition, NJ TRANSIT will offer early getaway bus service from the Port Authority Bus Terminal on more than two dozen bus routes, starting at noon. A complete list of early getaway departures is available online at www.njtransit.com.


On Saturday, December 30 and Sunday December 31, NJ TRANSIT trains, buses and light rail lines will operate on a normal weekend schedule, including “Holiday Extra” trains on the Northeast Corridor and Morris & Essex Lines:

  • Northeast Corridor: From Trenton, four New York-bound express trains depart at 8:21 a.m., 9:21 a.m., 10:21 a.m. and 11:21 a.m. with stops at Hamilton, Princeton Junction, New Brunswick, Edison, Metuchen, Metropark, Newark Airport, Newark Penn Station and Secaucus. In the evening, four Trenton-bound express trains depart New York at 4:09 p.m., 5:09 p.m., 6:09 p.m. and 7:09 p.m., making the same station stops.
  • Morris & Essex Lines: From Dover, four New York-bound express trains depart at 8:34 a.m., 9:34 a.m., 10:34 a.m. and 11:34 a.m. with stops at Denville, Mount Tabor, Morris Plains, Morristown, Convent Station, Madison, Chatham, Summit and Newark Broad Street stations. In the evening, four Dover-bound express trains depart New York at 4:03 p.m., 5:03 p.m., 6:03 p.m. and 7:03 p.m., making the same station stops.

New Year’s Eve extra service

For the benefit of holiday revelers, the River LINE will operate on a Saturday schedule on New Year’s Eve, with additional service after midnight to accommodate customers attending the fireworks display and activities along the Camden waterfront. Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will operate on an extended holiday schedule, with the last trains departing endpoint terminals (Tonnelle Ave., Hoboken Terminal, West Side Ave. and Bayonne 22nd St.) at 2 a.m.

On the commuter rail lines, in addition to regularly scheduled train service, NJ TRANSIT will operate 33 extra trains on New Year’s Eve: twelve additional trains to Hoboken Terminal and New York Penn Station before midnight and 20 additional trains after midnight, as well as one trip from Atlantic City to Cherry Hill.

Northeast Corridor

  • Three extra trains will depart New Brunswick at 5:26 p.m., 6:26 p.m. and 7:26 p.m. and make all stops to New York except North Elizabeth.
  • Three extra trains will depart Trenton at 7:54 p.m., 8:41 p.m. and 9:41 p.m. and make all stops to New York except North Elizabeth and Secaucus.
  • Five additional trains will depart New York Penn Station at 12:53 a.m., 1:15 a.m., 2:17 a.m., 3:15 a.m. and 4:15 a.m. and make all stops to Trenton except North Elizabeth.
  • Two additional trains will depart Trenton at 2:30 a.m. and 3:50 a.m. and make all stops to New York except North Elizabeth.

North Jersey Coast Line

  • An extra train will depart Long Branch at 6:59 p.m. and make all stops to Woodbridge, operate express to Newark Penn Station and then make stops in Secaucus and New York.
  • Two extra trains will depart New York at 2 a.m. and 4:20 a.m. and make all stops to Long Branch except North Elizabeth and Avenel. For customers traveling beyond Long Branch, connecting shuttle trains will operate to Bay Head, making all stops.

Main/Bergen and Port Jervis lines

  • An extra train will depart Port Jervis at 4:06 p.m. and make all stops to Suffern and then operate express to Secaucus and Hoboken.
  • Train 69, the 12:05 a.m. Hoboken departure, will not operate to Port Jervis. This train will terminate in Suffern. Port Jervis customers should take the 1:25 a.m. or 3 a.m. trains listed below.
  • An extra train will depart Hoboken at 1:25 a.m., stop at Secaucus, operate express to Suffern then make all stops to Port Jervis.
  • Three extra trains will depart Hoboken at 2:30 a.m., 3:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. and make all stops to Suffern on the Bergen County Line.
  • An extra train will depart Hoboken at 3 a.m. and make all stops to Port Jervis on the Main Line, except Delawanna.
  • An extra train will depart Hoboken at 4 a.m. and make all stops to Suffern on the Main Line, except Delawanna.

Morris & Essex Lines

  • Two additional trains will depart Dover at 5:35 p.m. and 6:37 p.m. to New York, making stops at Denville, Morristown, Convent Station, Madison, Chatham, Summit, Millburn, Maplewood and South Orange.
  • Two additional trains will depart Dover at 7:45 p.m. and 8:41 p.m., making all stops to South Orange, except Mt. Tabor, followed by Brick Church and New York.
  • After midnight, three extra trains will depart Hoboken at 12:45 a.m., 2:45 a.m. and 3:45 a.m., making all local stops to Gladstone.
  • Two additional trains will depart New York at 2:50 a.m. and 3:50 a.m., making all local stops to Dover, except East Orange, Highland Avenue, Mountain Station and Mt. Tabor.
  • The 1:32 a.m. train from Hoboken to Gladstone will operate 13 minutes later, departing Hoboken at 1:45 a.m.
  • The 12:34 a.m. and 1:34 a.m. MidTOWN DIRECT trains from New York to Dover will operate 16 minutes later, departing New York at 12:50 a.m. and 1:50 a.m., respectively. These trains will make all stops except East Orange, Highland Avenue, Mountain Station and Mt. Tabor.

Raritan Valley Line

  • Two additional trains will depart Newark at 2:05 a.m. and 4:40 a.m., making all stops to Raritan except Garwood.

Atlantic City Rail Line

  • An additional train will depart Atlantic City at 1:29 a.m. and make all stops to Cherry Hill.

New Year’s Day – January 1, 2007

On New Year’s Day, following late-night service, NJ TRANSIT trains and Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will operate on a weekend/major holiday schedule. The River LINE, Newark Light Rail and most bus routes will operate on a Sunday schedule.

Travel tips for the holidays

  • Visit www.njtransit.com to plan your travel in advance.
  • Rail customers should purchase roundtrip tickets at their boarding station to avoid potentially long ticket lines.
  • Bus customers are advised to purchase return tickets from their bus operator when boarding.
  • For schedules, fares and information, visit www.njtransit.com or call 1-800-772-2222.

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.