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NJ TRANSIT ANNOUNCES OPENING OF NEW WAYNE/ROUTE 23 TRANSIT CENTER

Facility to open January 12, with new bus and rail service

December 17, 2007
NJT-07-127

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT will open its new intermodal Wayne/Route 23 Transit Center on Saturday, January 12, offering commuters along routes 23, 46 and Interstate 80 greater convenience and easier access to express buses, local buses and train service.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Friday, January 11, hosted by NJ TRANSIT and Mayor Scott T. Rumana.

On weekdays, the facility will be served by trains on the Montclair-Boonton Line, offering customers a new level of travel flexibility. Trains will begin serving Wayne/Route 23 Transit Center on Monday, January 14. (Mountain View Station will remain open.)

The new facility also will provide more than 1,000 parking spaces, heated shelters, electronic bus departure screens and bus service seven days a week. In addition, NJ TRANSIT has created a new bus route—the 324 Wayne/Route 23 Transit Center-New York Express line—to provide frequent express service between the new facility and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan.

The Transit Center will also be served by the 194 Newfoundland-New York route and the new 198 William Paterson University-New York route (weekends only). Local service will be offered on the 75 Butler-Newark line (weekday peak periods only) and the 748 Paterson-Willowbrook line (Monday-Saturday).

Mothers Park & Ride (located one mile north of the new facility) will remain open with weekday-only bus service and new hours of operation. Effective Monday, January 14, the new hours for New York bus departures will be 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Return service to Mothers will be available throughout the day via the 194 and 324 lines.

With the opening of the new Wayne/Route 23 Transit Center, the Willowbrook Park & Ride also will become a weekday-only operation. The Willowbrook Shoppers’ Stop will continue to be served seven days a week.

For additional information, customers may visit www.njtransit.com.

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 163 rail stations, 60 light rail stations and more than 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.