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LIMITED SERVICE TO BE RESTORED ON BERGEN, PASCACK LINES MONDAY

Emergency ferry services extended from Hoboken to Midtown Manhattan

November 10, 2012  


Trenton, NJ –NJ TRANSIT announced that three additional NJ TRANSIT rail services will resume or increase operations, effective Monday, November 12.  This includes: 

·         Restoration of limited service on the Bergen Line

·         Restoration of limited service on the Pascack Valley Line

·         Restoration of limited service from High Bridge on the Raritan  
    
Valley Line to Newark

Rail schedules will be posted after 6pm today on njtransit.com.

To alleviate some of the congestion at the Port Authority Bus terminal and to give customers traveling to Midtown Manhattan additional travel options, NJ TRANSIT has teamed up with BillyBey Ferry which operates ferry service from Hoboken under the New York Waterway umbrella, to offer new, discounted, round trip service from Hoboken Terminal to Pier 79 on West 39th Street in Midtown Manhattan.  

Customers using this service can also access free NY Waterway shuttle buses for further travel within Manhattan.  Stops are offered along 57th Street, 49th Street, 42nd Street, and 34th Street, as well as through a special Downtown loop.  Visit nywaterway.com for details.

This ferry service does not normally operate between Hoboken Terminal and 39th Street in Manhattan. Customers wishing to access this new ferry service can purchase round-trip fare for $10. A special ticket booth at Hoboken Terminal has been established for customers starting on Monday.


SERVICE TO MIDTOWN MANHATTAN

·    Discounted, special ferry service from Hoboken Terminal to 39th Street in Midtown Manhattan.

·    Free express shuttle bus service between Morristown Station and Weehawken Ferry Terminal. Free ferry service between Weehawken and Pier 79 at West 39th Street in Midtown Manhattan from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

·    Free shuttle bus service between Bay Street, Glen Ridge and Bloomfield stations and Weehawken Ferry Terminal.  Free ferry service between Weehawken and Pier 79 at West 39th Street in Midtown Manhattan from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

·       Free shuttle bus service from Ramsey/Rt. 17 Station to Weehawken/Port Imperial for free ferry service to Pier 79 at 39th Street in Midtown Manhattan from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. 

·    Free shuttle bus service from Meadowlands MetLife Stadium to Weehawken/Port Imperial for free ferry service to Pier 79 at 39th Street in Midtown Manhattan from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. 


SERVICE TO LOWER MANHATTAN

·    Free shuttle bus service between Convent, Madison and Chatham stations and Liberty State Park (LSP) from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m to ferry service between LSP and Battery Park in Lower Manhattan.

·    Free shuttle bus service between Maplewood Station and from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Free ferry service between LSP and Battery Park in Lower Manhattan.

·    Free shuttle bus service between Aberdeen-Matawan Station and from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Free ferry service between LSP and Battery Park in Lower Manhattan.

·    Free shuttle bus service between Metropark Station and LSP. from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Free ferry service between LSP and Battery Park in Lower Manhattan.

·    Free shuttle bus from the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. to Lower Manhattan (departs from northbound lot). 

Capacity aboard Northeast Corridor rail service into New York Penn Station remains limited, with repairs continuing to the power system supporting the Northeast Corridor. In addition, due to the suspension of PATH service from Hoboken, NJ TRANSIT has joined forces with ferry services to provide customers with additional options for trans-Hudson access.  For this reason, NJ TRANSIT emergency bus and ferry operations will continue until further notice.  Information on the free bus and ferry services offered and a map of locations can be accessed at  http://www.njtransit.com/sa/sa_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=CustomerNoticeTo&NoticeId=2310

NJ TRANSIT encourages customers to travel outside of the morning and afternoon peak periods to avoid delays and crowding.  

Service Updates:

For the latest travel information, customers should listen to broadcast traffic reports, visit or access NJTRANSIT’s Twitter feed at @NJ_TRANSIT. Additionally, NJ TRANSIT will provide the most current service information via the My Transit alert system (www.njtransit.com/mytransit), which delivers travel advisories for your specific trip to your cell phone, PDA or pager. Service information is also available by calling (973) 275-5555