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NJ TRANSIT OFFERS 'EARLY GETAWAY' AND EXTRA SERVICE FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY WEEKEND

Kids ride free on NJ TRANSIT all holiday weekend

November 19, 2007
NJT-07-120

NEWARK, NJ - NJ TRANSIT will offer "early getaway" rail and bus service on Wednesday, November 21 for the benefit of customers leaving work early for the Thanksgiving holiday, as well as extra trains on Thursday, November 22 to accommodate customers traveling to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

On Friday, November 23, traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year, additional trains will operate to New York and enhanced bus service will be offered to shopping centers throughout New Jersey.

HOLIDAY SERVICE AT A GLANCE

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Rail

 

Bus

 

Light Rail

 

Wednesday, Nov. 21

 

Early getaway service from New York, Newark and Hoboken

 

Additional buses on select routes from Port Authority Bus Terminal

 

Regular weekday service

 

Thursday, Nov. 22

 

Weekend/major holiday schedule (no service on Montclair-Boonton Line)

Extra rail service on select lines

 

Schedules vary by route

consult timetable or visit www.njtransit.com

 

Newark Light Rail and HBLR on weekend schedule; River LINE on Sunday schedule

 

Friday, Nov. 23

 

Weekday schedule with extra NY-bound rail service on select lines

Early getaway service on Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines

 

Schedules vary by route

Consult timetable or visit www.njtransit.com

Additional buses on select lines to major NJ shopping centers

 

Newark Light Rail and HBLR on weekend schedule; River LINE on weekday schedule

 

On Wednesday, November 21, trains will operate on a weekday schedule on all lines with additional "early getaway" rail service from New York Penn Station, Newark Penn Station and Hoboken Terminal starting at noon on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast, Raritan Valley, Morris & Essex Lines, Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines. Newark Light Rail, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and River LINE will operate on a weekday schedule. Buses will operate on a weekday schedule, with additional buses providing early getaway service on select routes from the Port Authority Bus Terminal starting around 1 p.m.

On Thanksgiving Day, November 22, trains will operate on a weekend/major holiday schedule (including the Pascack Valley Line) with no rail service on the Montclair-Boonton Line. To accommodate customers traveling to and from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NJ TRANSIT will add extra trains on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast, Raritan Valley, Morris & Essex and Port Jervis lines. Newark Light Rail and Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will operate on weekend schedule; 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.

On Friday, November 23, one of the busiest shopping days of the year, trains will operate on a weekday schedule on all rail lines with additional New York-bound trains between 10 a.m. and noon on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast and Morris & Essex lines. Newark Light Rail and Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will operate on a weekend schedule; River LINE will operate on a weekday schedule. Holiday bus schedules vary by route-customers are advised to check their timetables or visit www.njtransit.com for schedule information.

Starting on Friday, NJ TRANSIT will begin offering additional bus service to major New Jersey shopping centers. Throughout the holiday shopping season, extra service will be offered on more than two dozen bus routes serving 19 malls and shopping centers across the state, including Bridgewater Commons, Garden State Plaza, Jersey Gardens, Harmon Meadow, Livingston Mall, Newport Centre Mall, Short Hills Mall, Willowbrook Mall, Woodbridge Center Mall, Cherry Hill Mall, Hamilton Mall, Moorestown Mall, Mercer Mall, Quaker Bridge Mall and Shore Mall.

On weekends, kids ride free on NJT

For the Thanksgiving holiday, 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. Wednesday, November 21 until 6 a.m. Monday, November 26.

For detailed schedule information, visit www.njtransit.com or call 1-800-772-2222.

About NJ TRANSIT

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing nearly 865,000 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.