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NJ TRANSIT TO ADD MIDTOWN DIRECT TRAIN

New Trip to Relieve Overcrowded Peak Period Run

NEWARK, NJ, September 21, 2001 -- NJ TRANSIT today announced an additional MidTOWN Direct train to alleviate overcrowding on one of the heaviest peak-period MidTOWN Direct trains.

Beginning Monday, September 24, the new train, 6320, will depart Summit at 8:13 a.m. and will stop at Short Hills (8:17 a.m.), Millburn (8:20 a.m.), Maplewood (8:25 a.m.), Brick Church (8:32 a.m.), Newark Broad Street (8:38 a.m.), and Penn Station New York, where it will arrive at 9:05 a.m. Train 6320 will help relieve overcrowding on train 6620.

Train 6620 will continue to follow its current schedule between Dover and Summit, making all stops except Mount Tabor. Following Summit, train 6620 will stop only in South Orange (8:23 a.m.), Newark Broad Street (8:34 a.m.) and Penn Station New York, where it will continue to arrive at 8:53 a.m. Starting on October 1, train 6620 will arrive in New York at 8:59 a.m. to accommodate schedule changes on NJ TRANSIT trains and on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor.

NJ TRANSIT will continue to monitor changing commuter patterns and evaluate additional transportation options. Customers should check NJ TRANSIT's website, www.njtransit.com, for the latest travel information.

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing bus, rail and light rail services for 383,900 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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