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BUS SERVICE ADJUSTMENTS TAKE EFFECT JANUARY 12

Trips added and routes extended to serve growing ridership

January 4, 2008
Contact: Joe Dee (973) 491-7078

NEWARK, NJNJ TRANSIT will adjust bus routes on January 12, 2008 and meet growing ridership demand by providing more trips on selected routes, matching trips to employment schedules and creating new routes to serve the new intermodal Wayne/Route 23 Transit Center.

In North Jersey, two new routes are being created. The No. 324 will provide express service between Mothers Park & Ride, the new Wayne/Route 23 Transit Center and the Port Authority Bus Terminal, while the new No. 198 line will provide direct service for the first time between William Paterson University’s main campus and New York.

In conjunction with the opening of the new Wayne/Route 23 Transit Center, the Willowbrook Mall Park & Ride lot will be open weekdays only, with service provided by the 191, 193, 194, 195 and 197 routes. Weekend customers are encouraged to park at the nearby Wayne/Route 23 Transit Center, where service is available seven days a week. The Shoppers Stop at Willowbrook Mall will continue to be served by the 191, 193, 194, 195 and 197 routes every day.

The No. 71 route will provide new reverse-peak express service for Prudential Drive employees in Roseland. In addition, the No. 194 Newfoundland-New York bus will offer seasonal service the Mountain Creek ski resort in Vernon.

In South Jersey, the No. 450 line will be re-routed to provide direct, seven-day service to the Marketplace at Garden State Park, while the No. 400 line will provide weekend service to employees at Bellmawr Industrial Park.

The No. 603 line in Mercer County will be divided into two lines to reduce confusion over the two routes over which the line operates at different times.

These adjustments are part of a scheduled system-wide bus timetable change. Customers are encouraged to review timetables available aboard buses, at customer service offices or online at www.njtransit.com. Schedule information also is available by calling 1-800-772-2222.

County-by-county highlights effective January 12

Bergen County

  • 165 Westwood-New York: Three reverse-peak PM trips will be added weekdays.
  • 166 Dumont-Tenafly-New York (Meadowlands): One reverse-peak PM trip will be added weekdays.
  • 175 Ridgewood-New York (GWB): Three additional trips will operate weekdays during the late afternoon and evening via Bergen Community College.

Camden County

  • 400 Sicklerville-Philadelphia: Weekend trips will be added to serve Bellmawr Industrial Park employees. Adjustments to selected weekday trips will better match employee schedules and provide more convenient connection to the 551 bus in Avandale.
  • 450 Camden-Audubon-Cherry Hill Mall: Buses will be re-routed in Cherry Hill along Haddonfield Road and Route 70 to serve businesses in he Marketplace at Garden State Park.

Cape May County

  • 552 Cape May-Atlantic City: Weekend service will be expanded to match weekday service via Crest Haven county complex. Certain weekday trips will be adjusted to accommodate students and employees.

Essex County

  • 71 Newark-West Caldwell: New weekday reverse-peak express trips for Prudential employees in Roseland will reduce customer trip times by 20 minutes compared to local service.

Hudson County

  • 124 Harmon Cove-New York: An early trip is being added at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday-Friday to alleviate overcrowding.
  • 129 Secaucus-New York: One reverse-peak trip will be added weekdays.

Mercer County

  • 603 Mercer Mall-Quaker Bridge Mall-Hamilton Marketplace: This line will be divided into two lines, the No. 603 and the new No. 613, to alleviate confusion. The 603 will serve Mercer Mall-Hamilton Square-Hamilton Marketplace. All trips will operate via Princeton Pike rather than alternate Route 1.
  • 613 Mercer Mall-Yardville-Hamilton Marketplace: This new line will follow the Yardville route that is being removed from the No. 603 itinerary. All trips will operate via Princeton Pike rather than alternate Route 1.

Morris County

  • 75 Butler-New York: The route will be adjusted to serve the new Wayne/Route 23 Transit center.

Monmouth/Ocean/Middlesex counties

  • 139 Lakewood-New York: Two trips to New York will be added to the schedule on Saturdays and adjust trip times to respond to ridership growth.

Passaic County

  • 75 Butler-New York: The route will be adjusted to serve the new Wayne/Route 23 Transit center.
  • 194 Newfoundland-New York: Selected daily trips will be re-routed to serve the new Wayne/Route 23 Transit Center. Seasonal service to Mountain Creek ski resort in Vernon will be provided weekends and major holidays through March 2.
  • 198 Wayne-William Paterson University-New York: New route will provide the first direct service from the university’s main campus to New York. Buses will operate via central Wayne, the university and Willowbrook Mall weekdays, while on weekends the route will be expanded to include the Wayne/Route 23 Transit Center.
  • 324 Wayne/Route 23 Transit Center-New York: This new route will provide daily express service between both Mothers Park & Ride lot and the nearby Wayne/Route 23 Transit Center and New York.
  • 748 Paterson-Willowbrook: The route will be adjusted to serve the new Wayne/Route 23 Transit center.

Union County

  • 57 Tremley: Significant revisions to weekday and Saturday schedule will improve on-time reliability. Customers should check the new 56/57 timetable.

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 Martin Luther King Day, Monday January 21, 2008 and Presidents Day, Monday February 18.

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