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NJ TRANSIT OFFERS EARLY GETAWAY BUS SERVICE ON PASSOVER EVE AND GOOD FRIDAY

Customers advised to visit njtransit.com for details

March 22, 2013
NJT-13-026

NEWARK, NJNJ TRANSIT will offer early getaway bus service on Monday, March 25 and Friday, March 29 on selected routes for the benefit of customers observing Passover and Good Friday. 

 

On Passover Eve, Monday, March 25, buses will operate on a weekday schedule, with extra trips on selected bus routes from the Port Authority Bus Terminal and the Jersey City Waterfront between approximately 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.  Some peak period and later evening trips will not operate on some routes due to anticipated lower ridership.  Customers are advised to visit njtransit.com for details.

 

On Good Friday, March 29, bus schedules vary by route.  Selected routes will operate on special holiday schedules to match service with ridership demand, including early getaway service from the Port Authority Bus Terminal between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to accommodate the heaviest travel, with less frequent service during the peak periods and later in the evening due to lower ridership.  Early getaway service will also operate from the Jersey City Waterfront on the No. 64 and No. 68 bus routes from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Customers are advised to visit njtransit.com for schedule information, including special holiday timetables.    

 

Trains and light rail lines will operate on a regular weekday schedule on both Monday, March 25 and Friday, March 29.

 

Travel Tips

 

  • Ticketing:  To speed your return, purchase round-trip tickets at the start of your trip from bus operators inbound to New York or at ticket vending machines where available.  Bus customers departing Port Authority Bus Terminal are reminded that tickets must be purchased before boarding the bus. 
  • Plan Ahead:  Extra service will operate a few minutes ahead of regularly scheduled trips on the routes listed above.  Customers should arrive at their boarding location 10 minutes earlier than the departure time.

 

About NJ TRANSIT

 

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 895,000 weekday trips on 261 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 164 rail stations, 61 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.