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NJ TRANSIT TO ADJUST SCHEDULES FOR JULY 4

Early Getaway Service Planned for July 3 - Weekend Family Supersaver Benefits Extended

NEWARK, NJ, June 27, 2002 -- NJ TRANSIT will adjust its bus, rail and light rail schedules Thursday, July 4, as the nation celebrates Independence Day. Additionally, NJ TRANSIT will provide early getaway service for many of its rail and bus customers on July 3 -- and extend its Family Supersaver Program to include Friday, July 5.

Following are the schedule changes and customer conveniences to be implemented by NJ TRANSIT between July 3 and July 8:

Wednesday, July 3

Rail

  • An early getaway train -- Northeast Corridor Train No. 8847 -- will depart Penn Station New York at 1:54 p.m., making stations stops at Newark, Metropark and all stations south of Metropark, arriving in Trenton at 3:09 p.m.
  • An early getaway train -- North Jersey Coast Line Train No. 8301 -- will depart Newark Penn Station at 3:45 p.m., operate express to Woodbridge, and make all station stops to Bay Head, arriving there at 5:40 p.m.

Bus

  • Additional bus service will operate from the Port Authority Bus Terminal as necessary on the afternoon of July 3.

Weekend Family Supersaver

The Weekend Family Supersaver Program begins Wednesday, July 3 at 7 p.m. and will continue through 6 a.m. Monday, July 8. The program 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

Thursday, July 4

  • NJ TRANSIT trains will operate on a Sunday schedule.
  • Most NJ TRANSIT buses will operate on a Sunday schedule. However, some northern and central New Jersey bus routes that operate to malls and major shopping areas will follow Saturday schedules. Bus customers should check the holiday service box on their timetables for exact Independence Day service information.
  • The Newark City Subway will operate on a Sunday schedule, including service to the recently opened Silver Lake Station in Belleville and Grove Street Station in Bloomfield.
  • Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will follow a special schedule, with enhanced service operating between 10 a.m. July 4 and 1 a.m. July 5.
  • Weekend Family Supersaver Program continues all day.

Friday, July 5

  • NJ TRANSIT rail, bus Newark City Subway and Hudson-Bergen Light Rail services will operate on their regular weekday schedules.
  • Weekend Family Supersaver Program continues all day.

Saturday, July 6

  • NJ TRANSIT rail, bus Newark City Subway and Hudson-Bergen Light Rail services will operate on their regular Saturday schedules.
  • Weekend Family Supersaver Program continues all day.

Sunday, July 7

  • NJ TRANSIT rail, bus Newark City Subway and Hudson-Bergen Light Rail services will operate on their regular Sunday schedules.
  • Weekend Family Supersaver Program continues all day.

Monday, July 8

  • NJ TRANSIT rail, bus Newark City Subway and Hudson-Bergen Light Rail services will operate on their regular Monday schedules.
  • Weekend Family Supersaver Program is discontinued, effective 6 a.m.

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.

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