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NJ TRANSIT ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

Some Train Schedules to Change on September 4

CONTACT: Michael Klufas (973-491-7078)

NEWARK, NJ, August 29, 2000 -- On Monday, September 3 -- Labor Day -- NJ TRANSIT trains will operate on a Sunday schedule.

Most NJ TRANSIT buses will also operate on a Sunday schedule. However, some routes in north Jersey will follow Saturday schedules. Bus passengers should check their timetables for exact information on Labor Day service.

Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will follow a weekend schedule on Labor Day.

The Newark City Subway will not operate on Labor Day weekend as construction continues to connect the Belleville/Bloomfield extension to the current City Subway system. Substitute bus service will be provided. Customers should use schedules in new timetables dated August 27. On Saturday, September 1 and Monday, September 3, customers should follow the Saturday bus substitution schedule. On Sunday, September 2, the Sunday bus substitution schedule will be operated. Regular Newark City Subway operations will resume on Tuesday, September 4.

NJ TRANSIT will operate early getaway trains on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast and Raritan Valley lines on Friday, August 31.

Northeast Corridor

North Jersey Coast Line

Raritan Valley Line

The statewide transit agency's bus and rail Weekend Family Super Saver Fare, which allows two children 11 and under to travel free with each fare-paying adult, will be in effect from 7 p.m. Friday, August 31 until 6 a.m. Tuesday, September 4. Senior citizen and round-trip excursion tickets will be valid without restriction throughout the period.

Schedule Changes on Tuesday, September 4

Train service will change on the North Jersey Coast Line and the Gladstone Branch the day after Labor Day, Tuesday, September 4.

Gladstone Branch

North Jersey Coast Line

For further information, north Jersey riders can call NJ TRANSIT between 6 a.m. and midnight at 1-800-772-2222 or at 973-762-5100 from out of state. In South Jersey, riders may call NJ TRANSIT between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. at 1-800-582-5946 or at 215-569-3752 from Pennsylvania. For persons with hearing impairments, the number is 1-800-772-2287. Customers can also obtain information at NJ TRANSIT’s website, www.njtransit.com.

NJ TRANSIT is the nation’s largest statewide public transportation system providing bus, rail and light rail services for 384,000 daily commuters on 240 bus routes, two light rail lines and 12 commuter rail lines. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 162 rail stations, 26 light rail stations and more than 17,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.

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