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NEW RAIL, BUS TIMETABLES TAKE EFFECT NEXT WEEKEND

Bus schedules change March 31; train schedules change April 1

March 21, 2007
NJT-07-022
Contact: Dan Stessel 973 491-7078

NEWARK, NJNJ TRANSIT will make minor adjustments to rail and bus schedules next weekend to improve on-time performance, respond to changes in ridership demand and better serve customer needs. New bus schedules will take effect March 31; new rail schedules will take effect April 1.

Customers are encouraged to review rail and bus timetables, which are available at customer service offices, online at www.njtransit.com or by calling 1-800-772-2222.

Rail schedule highlights (effective April 1, 2007)

Northeast Corridor

  • To provide better spacing between trains and improved service for local customers, train times will change on trains 3814 and 3704 for station stops between Trenton and Jersey Avenue. Customers between New Brunswick and New York will be unaffected by this change.
  • Minor adjustments will be made to several trains to improve on-time performance and connections.

North Jersey Coast Line

  • Minor adjustments will be made to several train times to improve on-time performance and connections.
  • Weekend/holiday service to Monmouth Park will begin on Saturday, May 12. Only weekend trains will only make stops at the Monmouth Park station until Friday, June 1, when daily service begins.

Raritan Valley Line

  • Minor adjustments of one to two minutes will be made to all trains to accommodate bridge repair work.

Morris & Essex Lines

  • Trains 344 and 339 will be extended from Summit to Murray Hill and be renumbered as 466 and 467, respectively.
  • Stops will be changed on trains 427, 879, 6431 and 6647 between New York and Summit.
  • Minor adjustments will be made to several trains to improve on-time performance and connections.

Montclair-Boonton Line

  • Minor adjustments will be made to several trains to improve on-time performance and connections.

Main Line/Bergen County Line

  • Several trains will operate two to three minutes later to improve on-time performance and connections.

Pascack Valley Line

  • Train 1604 will depart Spring Valley four minutes earlier and will arrive in Hoboken two minutes earlier.
  • Train 1610 will add a stop at Westwood at 7:19 a.m., closing a 37-minute gap in service.
  • Minor adjustments will be made to several other trains to improve on-time performance and connections.

Atlantic City Line

  • Several afternoon and early evening trains will be adjusted to coordinate with Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor service.
  • Trains 4662 and 4663 will operate between Atlantic City and Philadelphia on July 4 (early July 5) as an additional late night round trip.

Bus schedule highlights by county (effective March 31, 2007)

Bergen County

  • 161 Paterson-Passaic-New York: An additional AM peak trip will operate via Commerce Boulevard in Carlstadt.

Camden County

  • 318 Philadelphia-Camden-Six Flags Great Adventure: Weekend service to the park for the 2007 season will begin on Saturday, April 7.
  • 453 Camden-Ferry Avenue-PATCO: The route will be adjusted to operate via Antioch Manor on Van Buren Street at Ferry Avenue and Ferry Manor on Davis Street at Ferry Avenue.

Essex County

  • 195 Willowbrook-Cedar Grove-New York: Minor weekday schedule adjustments will be made between Cedar Grove and Little Falls.
  • 308 New York-Newark-Six Flags Great Adventure: Service to the park for the 2007 season will begin when the park opens on Monday, April 2.

Hudson County

  • 82 Hudson: New weekday afternoon schedule to improve on-time performance.
  • 85 Hoboken-Harmon Meadow-Mill Creek: New weekday schedule to improve on-time performance.

Middlesex County

  • 817 Perth Amboy-Campbell’s Junction: Buses will operate over a detour route in Union Beach due to the closure of the Union Avenue bridge for construction.

Monmouth County

  • 307 Freehold-Six Flags Great Adventure: Service to the park for the 2007 season will begin when the park opens on Monday, April 2.
  • 817 Perth Amboy-Campbell’s Junction: Buses will operate over a detour route in Union Beach due to the closure of the Union Avenue bridge for construction.
  • 833 Red Bank-Freehold: Buses will no longer serve the Monmouth County Social Services Complex in Freehold Township due to low ridership.

Ocean County

  • 307 Freehold-Six Flags Great Adventure: Service to the park for the 2007 season will begin when the park opens on Monday, April 2.
  • 308 New York-Newark-Six Flags Great Adventure: Service to the park for the 2007 season will begin when the park opens on Monday, April 2.
  • 318 Philadelphia-Camden-Six Flags Great Adventure: Weekend service to the park for the 2007 season will begin on Saturday, April 7.

Passaic County

  • 161 Paterson-Passaic-New York: An additional AM peak trip will operate via Commerce Boulevard in Carlstadt.
  • 195 Willowbrook-Cedar Grove-New York: Minor weekday schedule adjustments will be made between Cedar Grove and Little Falls.
  • 197 Warwick-Wayne-New York: A weekday schedule adjustment will be made for trips operating to and from the William Paterson University Business School on Valley Road.

Bus holiday service note

Customers are reminded to consult the holiday service guide in bus timetables or online at www.njtransit.com for service levels on Good Friday, April 6, 2007.

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