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CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION OFFERS EXTRA SERVICE AND SAVINGS FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY

Money-saving Family Super Saver Fare in effect continuously from June 28 until July 8

June 27, 2013


NEWARK, NJ —
NJ TRANSIT today announced a special extension of the Family Super Saver Fare, which allows up to two children 11 and younger to travel free with each fare-paying adult.  Usually limited to weekends and holidays, the Family Super Saver Fare will be in effect continuously from 7 p.m. Friday, June 28 until 6 a.m. Monday, July 8, on all trains (except for travel to/from Metro-North stations), buses and light rail lines in honor of Independence Day. 

 

In addition, NJ TRANSIT will offer extra service in advance of Independence Day and on the holiday itself to give customers more travel options, whether leaving work early to get a head start on festivities or attending fireworks displays on the Fourth of July.

 

On Friday, June 28, extra buses will operate from the Port Authority Bus Terminal and the Hudson River Waterfront on more than a dozen bus routes starting around 2 p.m.  Visit njtransit.com for details.   

 

On Wednesday, July 3, extra outbound trains will operate on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast, Raritan Valley, Morris & Essex, Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines starting at approximately 1 p.m.  Extra buses will operate from the Port Authority Bus Terminal and the Hudson River Waterfront on more than three dozen bus routes starting around noon.  Visit njtransit.com for details. 

 

On Independence Day, Thursday, July 4, trains will operate on a weekend/major holiday schedule on all lines.  Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will operate on a weekend schedule.  Newark Light Rail will operate on a Saturday schedule.  River Line will operate on a Sunday schedule.  Bus schedules vary by route—customers are advised to check their timetables or visit njtransit.com for schedule information.

 

Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Service

 

To accommodate spectators traveling to the New Jersey Waterfront to view the annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks display over the Hudson River, NJ TRANSIT will supplement existing weekend/holiday rail service with additional trains to and from Hoboken Terminal before and after the event.  Certain trains will depart from Hoboken Terminal later than their scheduled times following the event.

 

Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will operate additional trips between Tonnelle Avenue and Hoboken starting after 4 p.m. 

 

Also on July 4, extra trips will operate to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal on selected bus routes. 

 

Detailed service information is available at njtransit.com/fireworks.

 

NJ TRANSIT is reminding customers that the Hudson County Office of Emergency Management has announced that due to security concerns in the wake of the Boston Marathon Bombing, those entering the public viewing areas for this year’s fireworks display will not be allowed to bring coolers or backpacks or other similar kinds of closed carry bags.

 

Summer Savings

 

With the summer season in full swing, now is a great time for customers to take advantage of NJ TRANSIT’s discounted travel packages to destinations including the Jersey Shore, Six Flags Great Adventure, Monmouth Park Racetrack and Mountain Creek Waterpark:

 

  • Beach Packages:  Save up to $6.50 on admission to one of five beaches— Long Branch, Asbury Park, Ocean Grove, Bradley Beach and Belmar—by purchasing round-trip train fare and a beach pass for one price at NJ TRANSIT ticket vending machines (choose “Special Promotions” and select “Beach Package”) or at ticket windows.  Customers can purchase the package for $31.50 from New York Penn Station or any station on the Main, Bergen County or Pascack Valley lines (except from Metro-North stations), and for $23.50 from Hoboken Terminal or Newark Penn Station.  Beach Packages are now on sale daily through Labor Day, Monday, September 2.
      
    • Shore EZride Jitney provides shuttle service to beaches, shopping and dining locations from Long Branch and Asbury Park stations. 
      NJ TRANSIT customers can ride the jitney for free with a coupon available on njtransit.com.  For jitney info and shore activities, go to visitmonmouth.com. 
       
  • Six Flags Great Adventure or Hurricane Harbor:  Save up to $37 by purchasing round-trip bus transportation and park admission together. 
    NJ TRANSIT provides express bus service to Six Flags from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York, Newark Penn Station, Philadelphia Greyhound Terminal, Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden, and from Freehold.

  • Monmouth Park:  Board a train anywhere on NJ TRANSIT's rail system and save up to $5.50 when you travel to Monmouth Park Racetrack.  Simply purchase a round-trip package to Monmouth Park from NJ TRANSIT ticket vending machines (choose “Special Promotions” and select “Monmouth Park Racetrack”) or at ticket windows, and receive Grandstand Admission and an official track program for $1 plus round-trip train fare.  
     
  • Mountain Creek Waterpark:  Save up to $8 on the adult admission price when you ride Bus No. 304 from the Port Authority Bus Terminal, Weehawken, Union City, North Bergen or Wayne Transit Center on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, June 15 through September 2.

  • Field Station: Dinosaurs:  Take the train to Secaucus Junction, less than a 10-minute walk from the outdoor Dinosaur park, and save $1 on the Explorer’s Pass.

  • Newark Bears Baseball:  Buy two tickets for the price of one to see the Newark Bears at Riverfront Stadium when you present your NJ TRANSIT light rail, bus or rail ticket.  
     
  • Camden Riversharks Baseball:  Save $3 when you take NJ TRANSIT light rail, bus or rail service to see the Camden Riversharks at Campbell’s Field.

 

For details on NJ TRANSIT’s Summer Services and customer discounts, visit njtransit.com/summer.

 

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.