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NJ TRANSIT ISSUES NEW TIMETABLES FOR BUS ROUTES IN MIDDLESEX, MONMOUTH, OCEAN COUNTIES

Changes Made Following September 11th Formalized

NEWARK, NJ, November 8, 2001 -- NJ TRANSIT has issued new timetables for a half-dozen bus routes serving riders in Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties. The new schedules reflect changes made over the last several weeks in response to changing commuting patterns.

Effective November 10

  • New schedules are being issued for the No. 64 Lakewood-Jersey City-Weehawken, No. 134 Browntown-Lower Manhattan, No. 135 Freehold-Matawan-New York, No. 137 Toms River-New York, No. 138 East Brunswick and No. 139 Lakewood-New York routes. Customers should obtain these timetables and check them carefully. Among the changes:
  • The No. 64 route has added two peak hour trips every weekday morning to relieve overcrowding.
  • The No. 134 has restored service through the Holland Tunnel to lower Manhattan and is running four trips in the morning and evening peak periods.
  • On the No. 137 route, a 5:25 a.m. trip from Lakewood (via County Line Road and Brick park-rides) to New York has been added to relieve overcrowding.
  • On the No. 139 route, 15 morning peak period trips have been added to meet increased passenger demands. 13 afternoon peak period trips have also been added to meet increased demand from the Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT).
  • There have been minor changes on the No. 135 and No. 138 routes.

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.

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 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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