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EXTRA TRAINS TO OPERATE FOR BELMAR ST. PATRICKS DAY PARADE

NEWARK, NJFamilies traveling to the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Belmar on Sunday, March 5 are in luck!  NJ TRANSIT is offering extra rail service on the North Jersey Coast Line between Long Branch and Bay Head to accommodate parade-goers, and kids 11 and younger travel free on weekends with each fare-paying adult.

 

Eleven additional rail trips—five northbound and six southbound—will result in convenient, hourly service from Bay Head to Long Branch throughout the day.

 

Every train operating between Long Branch and Bay Head stops at Belmar.  Customers traveling from points north of Long Branch, including Newark and New York, should transfer across the platform at Long Branch Station to continue their trip.  Service between New York and Long Branch will operate on a regular weekend schedule.

 

In addition, families can take advantage of NJ TRANSIT’s Family Super Saver Fare, which allows up to two children ages 5-11 to ride free with a fare-paying adult every weekend, from 7 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Monday.  Kids under five ride free at all times.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  No liquids of any kind, in any type of container, open or closed, will be permitted on board trains, buses or light rail vehicles or in any NJ TRANSIT facility on Saturday, March 4, and Sunday, March 5. This policy will be strictly enforced.

 

In addition to its regular Sunday schedule, NJ TRANSIT will provide extra train service on March 5 between Long Branch and Bay Head as follows:

 

Additional Northbound Trains From Bay Head to Long Branch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Added Shuttle Train

8328

8336

8344

8352

8364

 

A.M.

P.M.

P.M.

P.M.

P.M.

BAY HEAD

10.21

12.19

2.19

4.19

7.19

Point Pleasant Beach

10.25

12.23

2.23

4.23

7.23

Manasquan

10.30

12.28

2.28

4.28

7.28

Spring Lake

10.34

12.32

2.32

4.32

7.32

Belmar

10.38

12.36

2.36

4.36

7.36

Bradley Beach

10.42

12.40

2.40

4.40

7.40

Asbury Park

10.45

12.43

2.43

4.43

7.43

Allenhurst

10.49

12.47

2.47

4.47

7.47

Elberon

10.53

12.51

2.51

4.51

7.51

arrive Long Branch

11.00

12.58

2.58

4.58

7.58

Connecting Electric Train (regular service)

7228

7236

7244

7252

7264

 

A.M.

P.M.

P.M.

P.M.

P.M.

LONG BRANCH

11.06

1.04

3.04

5.04

8.04

NEWARK PENN STATION

12.22

2.22

4.22

6.21

9.22

NEW YORK

12.42

2.42

4.42

6.41

9.42

 

Additional Southbound Trains From Long Branch to Bay Head

Connecting Electric Train (regular service)

7225

7233

7241

7249

7257

7269

 

A.M.

A.M.

P.M.

P.M.

P.M.

P.M.

NEW YORK

8.07

10.07

12.07

2.07

4.07

7.07

NEWARK PENN STATION

8.25

10.25

12.25

2.25

4.25

7.25

arrive Long Branch

9.43

11.43

1.43

3.43

5.43

8.43

Added Shuttle Train

8325

8333

8341

8349

8357

8369

 

A.M.

A.M.

P.M.

P.M.

P.M.

P.M.

LONG BRANCH

9.46

11.46

1.46

3.46

5.46

8.46

Elberon

9.50

11.50

1.50

3.50

5.50

8.50

Allenhurst

9.54

11.54

1.54

3.54

5.54

8.54

Asbury Park

9.58

11.58

1.58

3.58

5.58

8.58

Bradley Beach

10.01

12.01

2.01

4.01

6.01

9.01

Belmar

10.05

12.05

2.05

4.05

6.05

9.05

Spring Lake

10.08

12.08

2.08

4.08

6.08

9.08

Manasquan

L10.12

L12.12

L2.12

L4.12

L6.12

L9.12

Point Pleasant Beach

L10.21

L12.21

L2.21

L4.21

L6.21

L9.21

BAY HEAD

10.31

12.31

2.31

4.31

6.31

9.31

 

 The added trips result in:

 

  • Hourly service from Bay Head to Long Branch from 9:21 a.m. until 9:19 p.m.
  • Hourly service from Long Branch to Bay Head from 8:46 a.m. until 10:46 p.m.

 

NJ TRANSIT will have Ambassadors on hand at Long Branch to assist customers

 

For schedules and fares, visit www.njtransit.com or call 973-275-5555. 

 

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