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NJ TRANSIT PLANS EVENTS FOR TRY TRANSIT WEEK IN SEPTEMBER

Highlight is Try Transit Festival in Hoboken

CONTACT: Michael Klufas (973-491-7078)

NEWARK, NJ, August 28, 2001 -- NJ TRANSIT will participate in the annual American Public Transportation Association's (APTA) Try Transit Week from September 8-14. Among the scheduled highlights are:

  • The Try Transit Festival on Saturday, September 8, featuring special train rides and activities honoring the 150th anniversary of the Lackawanna Railroad.
  • Customer Appreciation Day on Thursday, September 13 at NJ TRANSIT bus, train and light rail stations:

Rail

  • Atlantic City Rail Terminal
  • Hoboken Terminal
  • Boonton Station (Boonton Line)
  • Paterson Station (Main Line)
  • South Orange Station (Morris & Essex Lines)
  • Newark Penn Station (Northeast Corridor)
  • Princeton Junction Station (Northeast Corridor)
  • Red Bank (North Jersey Coast Line)
  • Hillsdale Station (Pascack Valley Line)
  • Westfield Station (Raritan Valley Line)

Bus

  • Walter Rand Transportation Center (Camden)
  • Hackensack Bus Terminal

Hudson-Bergen Light Rail

  • Exchange Place Station

The week begins on Saturday, September 8 with the annual Try Transit Festival at historic Hoboken Terminal between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Highlighting the day are:

  • Excursion trips on historic railroad equipment traveling on the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad’s right-of-way. NJ TRANSIT will celebrate the Lackawanna’s 150th anniversary as part of the festival.
  • A live appearance by the Jammin’ 105 (WTJM-FM) "Heart and Soul Patrol" between 12 noon and 2 p.m.
  • Wild West train trips, featuring a "robbery" by the "Covered Bridge Gang" of the Somerset County Horse & Pony Association.
  • Historical tours of Hoboken.
  • Bus tours of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail system.
  • Music and entertainment.
  • Vintage bus and rail displays.
  • Rides, crafts, railroadiana and food vendors.

For further information on the Try Transit Festival and Try Transit Week, please contact NJ TRANSIT at 800-626-RIDE (7433).

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