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JOIN THE FUN AT NJ TRANSIT'S FESTIVAL IN HOBOKEN

Vintage Rail Memorabilia on Display

NEWARK, NJ, September 9, 2002 -- NJ TRANSIT is teaming up with the City of Hoboken for a jam-packed day of festival fun on Sunday, September 29. This year, the NJ TRANSIT Festival will take place simultaneously with Hoboken's Fall Art and Music Festival, creating an event that will stretch from Washington Street to Hoboken Terminal.

The festivities begin at 11 a.m. and end at 6 p.m. There will be ongoing entertainment with two stages on Washington Street and one in the Plaza at Hoboken Terminal. Booths will offer festivalgoers everything from arts and crafts to street-side back massages and an array of food on Washington Street and Hudson Place.

Train enthusiasts will be able to browse railroad memorabilia and find lots of interesting mementos on the concourse at Hoboken Terminal. Rail buffs will also be able to marvel at the vintage rail equipment standing side by side with NJ TRANSIT's latest ALP-46 electric locomotive. A shiny new MCI Cruiser bus will share the spotlight with a retired Newark City Subway PCC car out in the Plaza.

The Wild West Train Ride, a perennial favorite of the NJ TRANSIT Festival, will make four trips (12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.) complete with a "shoot'em up robbery" between the sheriff’s posse and outlaws on horseback. Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for children under 12. Tickets will only be sold the day of the festival.

A free 45-minute cruise around New York Harbor will be offered compliments of NY Waterway. The boat will make five trips, departing on the hour from the ferry terminal at the end of the concourse, starting at 12 p.m.

For further information on the NJ TRANSIT Festival please contact NJ TRANSIT at 1-800-626-RIDE or visit www.njtransit.com. For additional information on the Hoboken Fall Art and Music Festival call 201-420-2207 or visit www.nj.com/hobokenfest.

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