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***UPDATE*** NJ TRANSIT RESUMES HOLLAND TUNNEL BUS SERVICE

Rail, Light Rail Fare Policies Return to Normal

NEWARK, NJ, November 8, 2001 -- In the wake of the September 11 attacks in New York City, NJ TRANSIT made temporary schedule adjustments on several bus lines in response to travel restrictions and to address changing commuting patterns. The Corporation also temporarily eliminated some fare requirements for the convenience of customers adjusting to new routes. Many of these changes ended November 1, when bus service to lower Manhattan resumed, as did regular fare policies on NJ TRANSIT trains and on Hudson-Bergen Light Rail.

NJ TRANSIT customers traveling to lower Manhattan who use connecting New York Waterway ferry service at Hoboken Terminal and Harborside Pier in Jersey City have seen their ferry travel times shortened since Monday, November 5, when New York Waterway began operating to Pier A in Battery Park City. From there, customers can walk to Wall Street locations or catch the New York City subway to their destinations.

The following changes occurred on or about November 1:

  • The No. 120 Bayonne-Wall Street Express and the No. 134 Browntown-New York (Wall Street) resumed Holland Tunnel service on November 1. As of that date, connecting bus-to-ferry service from Liberty State Park ended. The No. 120 will operate seven round trips each weekday, while the No. 134 will operate four weekday trips in each direction. Both routes will make one stop in lower Manhattan; starting November 12, this stop will be on Church Street between Chambers and Warren streets.
  • NJ TRANSIT rail customers are reminded to purchase their tickets at ticket vending machines or from the ticket agent at their stations. As of November 1, NJ TRANSIT reinstated the $3 penalty for tickets purchased on-board trains when a ticket agent or ticket vending machine is available.
  • Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) customers traveling between Newport and Exchange Place stations -- who have been able to use PATH QuickCards to travel between those stations only -- must purchase HBLR tickets as of November 1. The single-trip ticket price is $1.50, while a 10-trip ticket is available for $13 and a monthly ticket sells for $53. Customers without a valid HBLR ticket will be subject to fines of up to $100.
  • Four bus routes that operate through Jersey City’s Exchange Place area have returned to their regular stops. Those routes are: No. 64 Lakewood-Jersey City-Weehawken , No. 68 East Brunswick-Jersey City-Weehawken, No. 82 Hudson and No. 86 Nungessers-Exchange Place .

For further information, customers can call NJ TRANSIT between 6 a.m. and midnight at 1-800-772-2222 or at 973-762-5100 from out of state. For persons with hearing impairments, the number is 1-800-772-2287. Customers can also check NJ TRANSIT’s website, www.njtransit.com, for the latest information. Customers using New York Waterway ferry service can check the company’s website for the latest ferry information.

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing bus, rail and light rail services for 380,600 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 163 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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