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BUS SERVICE ADJUSTMENTS TAKE EFFECT JANUARY 6

More peak period service offered on selected routes

January 3, 2007
NJT-07-002
Contact: Dan Stessel 973 491-7078

NEWARK, NJ NJ TRANSIT will adjust bus routes on January 6, 2007 to meet ridership demand, improve on-time performance and better serve customer needs on a number of lines throughout the state. Additional morning and evening peak period service will be offered on several routes, as well as more reverse peak trips.

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 January 6

Atlantic County

  • 508 Atlantic City-Richard Stockton College-Hamilton Mall: All trips will serve the new bus stop across from the main entrance to AtlantiCare Medical Center in Galloway Township.

Bergen County

  • 127 Ridgefield-Union City-New York: New Saturday and Sunday schedules.
  • 144 Fair Lawn-Hackensack-New York: Additional AM reverse peak service to Hackensack will be offered weekdays.
  • 154 Fort Lee-Palisades Park-New York: New Saturday schedule.
  • 156 Englewood Cliffs-New York: An additional evening trip from New York to Englewood Cliffs will be offered weekdays.
  • 158 Fort Lee-Edgewater-New York: Additional PM peak service from New York will be offered weekdays.
  • 160 Elmwood Park New York: Additional AM and PM peak service to and from New York will be offered to meet demand.
  • 162 Maywood-New York: Additional AM peak service to New York will be offered weekdays.
  • 163 Ridgewood-New York: Additional AM reverse peak service to Paramus and an AM trip from Garden State Plaza to Paramus will be offered weekdays.
  • 164 Midland Park New York: Additional AM and PM peak service to and from New York will be offered to meet demand.
  • 165 Westwood-New York: An additional AM peak Route 4 Express trip to New York and additional AM reverse peak service to Hackensack will be offered weekdays.
  • 166 Dumont-Tenafly-New York: Additional AM and PM peak Turnpike Express service to and from New York and additional AM reverse peak service to Tenafly will be offered weekdays.
  • 167 Harrington Park-New York (Meadowlands): Additional AM and PM peak Teaneck Road and Armory Express service to and from New York will be offered weekdays.

Burlington County

  • 418 Trenton Express Service: Minor adjustments will be made between Willingboro and Burlington to improve access for customers who walk up Salem Road to US 130 to board buses.

Camden County

  • 400 Sicklerville-Philadelphia: More service via Audubon Crossing Shopping Center-Wal-Mart will be offered weekdays and Saturdays.
  • 450 Camden-Audubon-Cherry Hill Mall: Later Saturday service from Cherry Hill Mall will be offered.
  • 459 Echelon Mall-Avandale: The route will be expanded to serve the new Town Square Plaza (Target/Lowe's) in Gloucester Township.

Cape May County

  • 552 Cape May-Atlantic City: More weekday service via the Crest Haven Complex in Middle Township will be offered.

Essex County

  • 40 Kearny-Port Newark-Port Elizabeth: Additional AM peak trips to Newark Penn Station and the Harrison PATH Station will be offered weekdays.
  • 71 Newark-West Caldwell: Additional AM and PM peak service will be offered to meet demand.
  • 73 Newark-Orange-Livingston: Additional AM and PM peak service will be offered to meet demand.
  • 78 Newark-Secaucus: All trips will be extended to Secaucus Junction Station.
  • 99 Clifton Avenue Crosstown: Additional AM and PM peak service will be offered to meet demand.

Hudson County

  • 40 Kearny-Port Newark-Port Elizabeth: Additional AM peak trips to Newark Penn Station and the Harrison PATH Station will be offered weekdays.
  • 78 Newark-Secaucus: All trips will be extended to Secaucus Junction Station.
  • 87 King Drive: Additional AM and PM peak and early evening service will be offered weekdays.
  • 123 Union City-New York: Additional AM and PM peak service to and from New York will be offered weekdays.
  • 126 Hoboken-New York: Additional PM peak Willow Avenue service from New York will be offered weekdays.
  • 127 Ridgefield-Union City-New York: New Saturday and Sunday schedules.
  • 154 Fort Lee-Palisades Park-New York: New Saturday schedule.

Mercer County

  • 608 West Trenton-Hamilton: Weekday branch service via the Yorkshire Apartments in Hamilton Township will be eliminated.

Middlesex County

  • 116 Perth Amboy-New York: Additional AM peak service to New York will be offered weekdays.
  • 139 Lakewood-New York: Additional AM and PM peak service will be offered weekdays.

Monmouth County

  • 139 Lakewood-New York: Additional AM and PM peak service will be offered weekdays.

Ocean County

  • 137 Toms River-New York: Additional AM and PM peak service will be offered weekdays.

Passaic County

  • 190 Paterson-New York: All late night/overnight trips will serve Union City at passenger request.
  • 192 Clifton-New York: Additional AM and PM peak service to and from New York will be offered to meet demand.
  • 194 Newfoundland-New York: Mountain Creek service to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal and Willowbrook will operate on weekends and holidays through March 4.
  • 194 Newfoundland-New York: Sunday service will operate express between the Port Authority Bus Terminal and Willowbrook, and will no longer operate via Cedar Grove and Little Falls, replaced by 195 service (see below).
  • 195 Willowbrook-Cedar Grove-New York: New Sunday service will replace the current combination 194/195 service.

Union County

  • 112 Clark-New York: Additional AM peak service to New York will be offered weekdays.
  • 113 Dunellen-New York: Additional AM and PM peak service will be offered weekdays.
  • 114 Bridgewater-New York: Additional AM peak local service will be offered weekdays.

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.