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NJ TRANSIT RIDERS RECEIVE DISCOUNT ON TICKETS TO GOURMET FOOD AND GIFT SHOW

NEWARK, NJ, October 17, 2001 -- NJ TRANSIT customers can save $1 off admission to the Gourmet Food and Gift Show in Atlantic City from October 26 though the 28. Ride NJ TRANSIT and leave the hassles of driving and parking behind.

NJ TRANSIT runs trains directly from Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station to the Gourmet Food and Gift Show at Atlantic City's Convention Center, located directly adjacent to the Atlantic City Rail Terminal. Climb aboard at convenient stops in Cherry Hill, Lindenwold, Atco, Hammonton, Egg Harbor, and Absecon. Tickets are available at all train stations and cost $6 from Philadelphia, and less from subsequent stops. Bus service is also available to Atlantic City from many destinations.

NJ TRANSIT also offers a Weekend Family Super Saver Fare for those travelling to the event. The Super Saver Fare allows two children 11 and under to travel free with each fare-paying adult. Senior citizen and round-trip excursion tickets will be valid without restriction throughout the period.

For further information, 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 information number is 1-800-772-2287. For show information call 609-441-1046.

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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