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NJ TRANSIT OFFERS 'EARLY GETAWAY' SERVICE FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Kids ride free all weekend with Family Super Saver Fare

May 24, 2007
NJT-07-051
Contact: Dan Stessel 973 491-7078

NEWARK, NJ - NJ TRANSIT will offer 'early getaway' rail and bus service on Friday, May 25, for the benefit of customers leaving work early for the Memorial 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 from the Port Authority Bus Terminal on more than two dozen routes, starting around noon. A complete list of early getaway departures is available online at www.njtransit.com .

 

HOLIDAY SERVICE AT A GLANCE

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Rail

Bus

Light Rail

Friday, May 25

Early getaway service from New York Penn Station and Newark Penn Station on NEC, NJCL, M&E and RVL

Additional buses on select routes from Port Authority Bus Terminal

Regular weekday service

Monday, May 28

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 Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, trains will operate on a weekend/major holiday schedule with no rail service on the Montclair-Boonton and Pascack Valley lines. Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will operate on a weekend schedule; Newark Light Rail and River LINE will operate on a Sunday schedule.

Holiday bus schedules vary by route-customers are advised to check their timetables or visit www.njtransit.com for schedule information.

As a reminder, starting Sunday, May 27, River LINE trains will provide new late-night service from Camden to Route 72/Pennsauken Station-every night of the week. Trains will depart Camden's Entertainment Center Station at 10:00 p.m., 10:30 p.m., 11:00 p.m., 11:30 p.m. and 12:00 a.m., making all stops to Route 73/Pennsauken.

'Early getaway' service on Friday, May 25

 

Northeast Corridor

 

  • Train 8849 will depart New York Penn Station at 2:26 p.m., stop at Secaucus Junction, Newark Penn and Newark Liberty International Airport stations, operate express to Metropark, and then make all stops to Trenton, arriving in Trenton at 3:53 p.m.
  • Train 8853 will depart New York Penn Station at 3:25 p.m., stop at Secaucus Junction, Newark Penn and Newark Liberty International Airport stations, operate express to Metropark, and then make all stops to Trenton, arriving in Trenton at 4:49 p.m.

North Jersey Coast Line

 

  • Train 8247 will depart New York Penn Station at 1:52 p.m., stop at Secaucus Junction, Newark Penn and Newark Liberty International Airport stations, operate express to Woodbridge, and then make all stops to Long Branch (except Monmouth Park), arriving in Long Branch at 3:19 p.m. Connecting service to Bay head will depart Long Branch at 3:38 p.m.
  • Train 8249 will depart New York Penn Station at 2:48 p.m., stop at Secaucus Junction, Newark Penn and Newark Liberty International Airport stations, operate express to Woodbridge, and then make all stops to Long Branch (except Monmouth Park), arriving in Long Branch at 4:15 p.m.
  • Train 8301 will depart Newark Penn Station at 3:49 p.m., operate express to Woodbridge, and then make all stops to Bay Head (except Monmouth Park), arriving in Bay Head at 5:43 p.m. Connecting service departs New York at 3:23 p.m. and arrives at Newark Penn Station at 3:42 p.m.

Morris & Essex Lines

 

  • Train 8939 will depart New York Penn Station at 3:03 p.m., operate express to South Orange, and then make all stops to Denville (except Mt. Tabor), arriving in Denville at 4:14 p.m.

Raritan Valley Line

 

  • The 1:06 p.m. departure from Newark Penn Station will be extended to High Bridge and makes all stops (except Garwood), arriving in High Bridge at 2:31 p.m. Connecting service departs New York at 12:37 p.m.
  • Train 8529 will depart Newark Penn Station at 3:34 p.m. and make all stops to Raritan, arriving in Raritan at 4:34 p.m. Connecting service departs New York at 3:08 p.m.
  • Combining trains Train 5711 and 5907, Train 8545 will depart Newark Penn Station at 6:30 p.m. and make all stops to High Bridge, arriving in High Bridge at 7:59 p.m.

Get your summer on - NJ TRANSIT gets you to the fun!

For summer fun this Memorial Day weekend and beyond, ride NJ TRANSIT to the Jersey Shore, Six Flags, Monmouth Park and more! NJ TRANSIT customers can take advantage of special offers and money-saving discounts, including:

 

  • NJ TRANSIT Beach Packages: Avoid the traffic, tolls and expense of driving with an NJ TRANSIT Beach Package for Long Branch, Asbury Park, Ocean Grove, Bradley Beach, Belmar, or Manasquan. Customers receive round-trip rail tickets and beach admission for one low price: $17 from Hoboken or Newark, and $22 from New York, Secaucus and New Jersey stations along the Main/Bergen and Pascack Valley lines.
  • Monmouth Park Thoroughbred Package: NJ TRANSIT provides frequent service on the North Jersey Coast Line to Monmouth Park Racetrack. Customers who purchase a round-trip off-peak ticket can receive Grandstand Admission and an Official Track Program for $1 plus round-trip train fare!
  • Six Flags Great Adventure Package: Customers can save up to $48.89 when they purchase a package that includes round-trip express bus transportation and park admission to Six Flags Great Adventure and Wild Safari or Hurricane Harbor. NJ TRANSIT provides express bus service from the New York Port Authority Bus Terminal, Newark Penn Station, the Philadelphia Greyhound Terminal and the Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden.

For additional information about NJ TRANSIT's Summer Services and deals and destinations, visit www.njtransit.com/summer.

 

On weekends, kids ride free on NJT

NJ TRANSIT's Family Super Saver Fare, which allows up to two children 11 and younger to travel free with each fare-paying adult, will be in effect from 7 p.m. Friday, May 25 until 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 29.

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.