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Related Bus, Rail Service Revisions Planned

NEWARK, NJ, December 19, 2001 -- With rail ridership to the airport reaching a daily average of more than 1,500 passengers, AIRLINK/No. 302 and No. 303 services to the airport will be temporarily suspended on January 5, 2002 until further notice.

Direct rail service to Newark International Airport began October 21 on Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line trains from multiple destinations including Newark Penn Station and Penn Station New York. Rail service connects to AirTrain (formerly the monorail), and provides links to Terminal A, B and C, as well as central parking lots and rental car facilities. Service to the airport on NJ TRANSIT trains is available from 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. See timetables or an NJ TRANSIT Newark International Airport Station How to Ride Guide for details and connection information. AirTrain fare includes the NJ TRANSIT fare, as well as a $5 access fee. Customers travelling between Newark Broad Street Station and Newark Penn Station should board connecting bus service. In addition to the new rail service to the airport, NJ TRANSIT also offers the following alternative service to reach Newark International Airport:

Direct airport service from Newark Penn Station:

Newark Broad Street Station - Newark Penn Station Bus Connections:

The following buses provide connection between Newark Broad Street Station and Newark Penn Station. Buses board at Newark Penn Station in the Raymond Blvd. bus lanes. Check posters in bus lanes for details. Passengers at Newark Broad Street board buses on the corner of University Ave. and Lackawanna Ave:

Direct airport service from Newark and Outlying Towns:

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 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.