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NJ TRANSIT OFFERS EXTRA SERVICE FOR BUSY HOLIDAY WEEK

Kids ride free on NJ TRANSIT both holiday weekends

December 21, 2007
NJT-07-130

NEWARK, NJNJ TRANSIT will offer extra bus and rail service during the busy holiday season to give customers more travel options, including “early getaway” rail and bus service on Friday, December 21 and Friday, December 28, and special late-night service after midnight on New Year’s Day.

In addition, 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 extended from 7 p.m. Friday, December 21 until 6 a.m. Wednesday, December 26, and again from 7 p.m. Friday, December 28 until 6 a.m. Wednesday, January 2.

CHRISTMAS SERVICE AT A GLANCE

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Rail

Bus

Light Rail

Friday, Dec. 21

Early getaway service from New York, Newark and Hoboken

Additional buses on select routes from Port Authority Bus Terminal

Regular weekday service

Monday, Dec. 24

Weekday schedule

Early getaway service on Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines

Schedules vary by route

Consult timetable or visit www.njtransit.com

Regular weekday service

Tuesday, Dec. 25

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

Schedules vary by route

Consult timetable or visit www.njtransit.com

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

Wednesday, Dec. 26 - Friday, Dec. 28

Weekday schedule with extra NY-bound service on select lines

Weekday schedule

Regular weekday service

On Friday, December 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, Pascack Valley and Morris & Essex 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 Monday, December 24, trains will operate on a weekday schedule, with early getaway service from Hoboken on the Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines starting at noon. Newark Light Rail, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and River LINE will operate on a weekday schedule. Bus schedules vary by route—customers are advised to check their timetables or visit www.njtransit.com for schedule information.

On Tuesday, December 25, trains will operate on a weekend/major holiday schedule on all lines, with no rail service on the Montclair-Boonton Line. Newark Light Rail and Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will operate on a weekend schedule; River LINE will operate on a Sunday schedule. Bus schedules vary by route—customers are advised to check their timetables or visit www.njtransit.com for schedule information.

From Wednesday, December 26 through Friday, December 28, 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, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and River LINE will operate on a weekday schedule. Buses will operate on a weekday schedule.

NEW YEAR’S SERVICE AT A GLANCE

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Rail

Bus

Light Rail

Friday, Dec. 28

Early getaway service from New York, Newark and Hoboken

Additional buses on select routes from Port Authority Bus Terminal

Regular weekday service

Monday, Dec. 31

Weekday schedule

Schedules vary by route

Consult timetable or visit www.njtransit.com

Regular weekday service

Extended late-night service on River LINE before midnight

Tuesday, Jan. 1

Late-night trains after midnight on all lines

Weekend/major holiday schedule on all lines after 5 a.m. (no service on Montclair-Boonton Line)

Schedules vary by route

Consult timetable or visit www.njtransit.com

Additional buses on select routes from Port Authority Bus Terminal after midnight

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

Extended late-night service on River LINE after midnight

Also on Friday, December 28, additional “early getaway” rail service will be offered from New York Penn Station, Newark Penn Station and Hoboken Terminal starting at noon on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast, Raritan Valley, Pascack Valley and Morris & Essex lines. Additional buses will provide early getaway service on select routes from the Port Authority Bus Terminal starting around 1 p.m.

On Monday, December 31, trains will operate on a weekday schedule on all rail lines. Newark Light Rail, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and River LINE will operate on a weekday schedule. Bus schedules vary by route—customers are advised to check their timetables or visit www.njtransit.com for schedule information.

On Tuesday, January 1, late-night trains will operate after midnight on all rail lines. After 5 a.m., trains will operate on a weekend/major holiday schedule on all lines, with no rail service on the Montclair-Boonton Line. Newark Light Rail and Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will operate on a weekend schedule; River LINE will operate on a Sunday schedule. Bus schedules vary by route—customers are advised to check their timetables or visit www.njtransit.com for schedule information. In addition, expanded bus service will be provided from the Port Authority Bus Terminal between midnight and 5:30 a.m. on select routes.

Extra late-night service on River LINE

River LINE will operate extended late-night service on New Year’s Eve and after midnight on New Year’s Day to accommodate customers attending the festivities on the Camden Waterfront. Visit www.njtransit.com for details.

On weekends, kids ride free on NJT

For the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, 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, December 21 until 6 a.m. Wednesday, December 26, and again from 7 p.m. Friday, December 28 until 6 a.m. Wednesday, January 2.

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

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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.