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NJ TRANSIT TO OPERATE SPECIAL SCHEDULES FOR PRESIDENTS DAY

Corporation Adjusts Schedules for Holiday

NEWARK, NJ, February 12, 2002 -- NJ TRANSIT will adjust its bus, rail and light rail schedules on Monday, February 18 in observance of Presidents Day.

BUS

  • Most NJ TRANSIT bus routes will operate on Saturday or holiday schedules. Certain routes that operate only during weekday peak periods will not provide service. Customers should check their timetables carefully for specific information about their route. Special timetables will be published for several routes operating in Bergen, Monmouth and Passaic counties in New Jersey and from Warwick, NY to the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Customers can also check NJ TRANSIT’s website -- www.njtransit.com -- for additional information.

LIGHT RAIL

  • Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will operate on a weekend schedule.
  • The Newark City Subway will operate on a special schedule. Light rail service will run every 20 minutes before 7 a.m., every 10-15 minutes between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., and every 30-40 minutes after 10 p.m.

RAIL

NJ TRANSIT trains will operate on an enhanced Saturday schedule, with additional service provided on all lines except the Atlantic City Rail Line and the Montclair Branch. The Boonton and Pascack Valley lines — which normally do not operate on weekends or holidays — will provide limited service. No trains will operate on the Montclair Branch.

Customer notices with specific information on additional Presidents Day rail service that will operate on Presidents Day can be obtained at Customer Service Offices located in Penn Station New York, Newark Penn Station and Hoboken Terminal. Customers can also check NJ TRANSIT’s website -- www.njtransit.com -- for additional information.

On Friday, February 15, NJ TRANSIT will operate two early getaway trains:

  • On the Northeast Corridor, a train will depart New York Penn Station at 1:54 p.m., operate express between Newark International Airport and Metropark, then make all stops to Trenton except Jersey Avenue. This train will arrive in Trenton at 3:09 p.m.
  • On the North Jersey Coast Line, a train will depart Newark at 3:45 p.m. This train will operate express to Woodbridge, then make all stops to Bay Head, where it will arrive at 5:41 p.m.

On Monday, February 18, a special schedule will operate on the Boonton and Pascack Valley Lines:

BOONTON LINE

  • Trains will depart Lake Hopatcong at 5:56 a.m., 6:56 a.m. and 7:56 a.m. and will make all stops to Hoboken, where they will arrive at 7:25 a.m., 8:25 a.m. and 9:25 a.m., respectively.
  • A train will depart Hoboken at 3:05 p.m. and make all stops to Dover.
  • Trains will depart Hoboken at 4:05 p.m., 5:05 p.m. and 6:05 p.m. and will make all stops to Lake Hopatcong.
  • No service will be provided to Netcong, Mount Olive or Hackettstown.

PASCACK VALLEY LINE

  • Trains will depart Spring Valley, NY at 6:08 a.m., 7:04 a.m. and 8 a.m. and make all stops to Hoboken, where they will arrive at 7:15 a.m., 8:12 a.m. and 9:06 a.m. (These trains are listed as 1602, 1606 and 1612 in Pascack Valley Line timetables.)
  • Trains will depart Hoboken at 2:45 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 5:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. and will make all stops to Spring Valley, NY.

On Monday, February 18, the following lines, operating on Saturday schedules, will provide additional service:

BERGEN LINE

  • An additional train will depart Suffern, NY at 7:05 a.m. and make all stops to Hoboken, where it will arrive at 8:09 a.m.
  • An additional train will depart Hoboken at 5:30 p.m., making all stops to Suffern, NY.
  • An additional train will depart Hoboken at 10:05 p.m., making all stops along the Bergen and Port Jervis Lines except Plauderville.

GLADSTONE BRANCH

  • MidTOWN DIRECT trains will depart Gladstone at 6:36 a.m. and 7:18 a.m., making all stops to New York except Mountain Station, Highland Avenue, Orange and East Orange. These trains will arrive in New York at 8:11 a.m. and 8:54 a.m., respectively.
  • MidTOWN DIRECT trains will depart New York at 4:27 p.m. and 5:27 p.m., making all stops to Far Hills except East Orange, Orange, Highland Avenue and Mountain Station. Passengers continuing to Peapack or Gladstone should wait approximately 20 minutes at Far Hills for the next train.

MAIN LINE

  • An additional train will depart Port Jervis, NY at 5:29 a.m. and make all stops to Hoboken except Mahwah, Allendale, Waldwick, Ho-Ho-Kus and Delawanna. This train arrives in Hoboken at 7:53 a.m.
  • An additional train will depart Hoboken at 4:45 p.m., and make all stops along the Main Line and Port Jervis lines except Delawanna.

MORRIS & ESSEX LINES

  • Additional trains will depart Dover at 5:46 a.m. and 6:56 a.m. and make all stops to Hoboken, where they will arrive at 7:07 a.m. and 8:17 a.m., respectively.
  • Additional trains will depart Hoboken at 4:20 p.m. and 5:20 p.m., making all stops to Dover except East Orange, Orange, Highland Avenue and Mountain Station.

NORTHEAST CORRIDOR

  • An additional train will depart Trenton at 6:55 a.m., make all stops to Metropark except Jersey Avenue, then operate express to Newark and New York. Arrival time in New York is 8:08 a.m.
  • An additional train will depart New York at 1:03 p.m., operate express between Newark Penn Station and Metropark, then make all stops to Trenton except Jersey Avenue.

NORTH JERSEY COAST LINE

  • An additional train will depart Long Branch at 7:20 a.m., making all stops to New York except Avenel, North Elizabeth and Newark International Airport stations. Arrival time in New York is 8:51 a.m.
  • An additional train will depart New York at 5:06 p.m., making all stops to Long Branch except Newark International Airport, North Elizabeth and Avenel stations.

PORT JERVIS LINE

  • An additional train will depart Port Jervis, NY at 5:29 a.m. and make all stops to Hoboken except Mahwah, Allendale, Waldwick, Ho-Ho-Kus and Delawanna. This train arrives in Hoboken at 7:53 a.m.
  • An additional train will depart Hoboken at 4:45 p.m. and make all stops along the Main Line and Port Jervis lines except Delawanna.
  • An additional train will depart Hoboken at 10:05 p.m., making all stops along the Bergen and Port Jervis Lines except Plauderville.

RARITAN VALLEY LINE

  • An additional Hoboken-bound train will depart Raritan at 7:18 a.m., making all stops except Finderne and Garwood. This train arrives in Newark at 8:12 a.m. and in Hoboken at 8:33 a.m. At Newark, customers continuing to New York can transfer to train 7812, which departs Newark at 8:19 a.m. and arrives in New York at 8:39 a.m.
  • An additional train will depart Hoboken at 5:06 p.m., making all stops to Raritan except Garwood and Finderne.

NJ TRANSIT’s bus and rail Weekend Family Super Saver Fare, which allows two children 11 and under to travel free with each fare-paying adult, will be in effect from 7 p.m. Friday, February 15 until 6 a.m. Tuesday, February 19. Senior citizen and round-trip excursion tickets will be valid without restriction throughout the period.

For further information, customers in North Jersey can call NJ TRANSIT between 6 a.m. and midnight at 1-800-772-2222 or at 973-762-5100 from out of state. In South Jersey, customers 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 number is 1-800-772-2287. Customers can also check NJ TRANSIT’s website, www.njtransit.com, for the latest information.

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