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NJ TRANSIT OFFERS "EARLY GETAWAY" SERVICE FOR THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY WEEKEND

Money-saving Family Super Saver and off-peak fares in effect from December 24 until January 5

December 23, 2008
NJT-08-105

NEWARK, NJ - NJ TRANSIT will offer "early getaway" rail and bus service on Wednesday, December 24 for the benefit of customers leaving work early for the Christmas holiday. Early getaway service will also operate on the Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines on Friday, December 26.

CHRISTMAS SERVICE AT A GLANCE

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Rail

 

Bus

 

Light Rail

 

Wednesday, Dec. 24

 

Early getaway service from New York, Newark and Hoboken

 

Additional buses on select routes from Port Authority Bus Terminal

Additional trips on nos. 64, 68 and 134 routes

 

Regular weekday service on Newark Light Rail and HBLR

 

 

Thursday, 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

 

Friday, Dec. 26

 

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

 

On Wednesday, December 24, trains will operate on a weekday schedule on all lines (Friday schedule on Atlantic City Rail Line) 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, Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines. To view the additional departures, customers may use the Station-to-Station trip planner at www.njtransit.com (select origin and destination and display the "weekday" schedule).

River LINE, Newark Light Rail and Hudson-Bergen Light Rail 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. Additional trips will also operate on the nos. 64, 68 and 134 bus routes from Hoboken, Jersey City and Lower Manhattan.

On Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25, trains will operate on a weekend/major holiday schedule on all lines (Sunday schedule on Atlantic City Rail Line), 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.

On Friday, December 26, trains will operate on a weekday schedule on all lines, with additional "early getaway" service from Hoboken on the Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines�visit www.njtransit.com for details. River LINE, Newark Light Rail and Hudson-Bergen Light Rail 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.

Extended savings for the holiday season

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 extended from 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 24 until 6 a.m. Monday, January 5, on all trains, buses and light rail lines.

In addition, Off-Peak Round-Trip (ORT) tickets, which offer up to 15 percent savings off the cost of regular fares, will be valid on all NJ TRANSIT trains during this time.

For detailed schedule information, visit www.njtransit.com or call 973-275-5555.

About NJ TRANSIT

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 895,000 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 164 rail stations, 60 light rail stations and more than 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.