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NJ TRANSIT TO OPERATE SPECIAL SCHEDULES FOR PRESIDENTS DAY

NEWARK, NJ, February 11, 2003 – NJ TRANSIT will adjust its bus, rail and light rail schedules on Monday, February 17 in observance of Presidents Day.

BUS

  • Most NJ TRANSIT bus routes will operate on Saturday or holiday schedules. Certain routes that operate during weekday peak periods only will not be in service. Customers should check the Holiday Service Box on their timetables carefully for specific information about their route. Special timetables will be published for several routes operating in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Eastern Morris, Passaic and Union 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 Saturday schedule.

RAIL

NJ TRANSIT trains will operate on an enhanced Saturday schedule, with additional service provided on all lines except the Atlantic City Rail Line. The Montclair-Boonton and Pascack Valley lines — which normally do not operate on weekends or holidays — will have limited service.

Customer notices with specific information on additional Presidents Day rail service – including Montclair-Boonton Line and Pascack Valley Line service – 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 14, 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 5:40 p.m.

On Monday, February 17, a special schedule will operate on the Montclair-Boonton and Pascack Valley Lines:

MONTCLAIR-BOONTON LINE

  • Trains will depart Lake Hopatcong at 5:37 a.m., 6:37 a.m. and 7:37 a.m. and will make all stops to Hoboken, except Mountain Avenue and Watsessing Avenue, and arrive in Hoboken at 7:12 a.m., 8:12 a.m. and 9:12 a.m., respectively.
  • Trains will depart Montclair Heights at 6:37 a.m., 7:37 a.m. and 8:37 a.m. and will make all stops to Penn Station New York, arriving at 7:27 a.m., 8:27 a.m. and 9:27 a.m., respectively.
  • Trains will depart Hoboken at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. and will make all stops to Lake Hopatcong, except Mountain Avenue and Watsessing Avenue.
  • Trains will depart Penn Station New York at 3:52 p.m., 4:52 p.m. and 5:52 p.m. and will make all stops to Montclair Heights.

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, arriving 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 2:50 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 5:50 p.m. and 6:50 p.m. and will make all stops to Spring Valley, NY.

On Monday, February 17, the following lines will operate on an enhanced Saturday schedule:

BERGEN LINE

  • An additional train will depart Suffern, NY at 7:05 a.m. and make all stops to Hoboken, arriving at 8:09 a.m.
  • An additional train will depart Hoboken at 5:35 p.m., making all stops to Suffern, NY, arriving at 6:39 p.m.

MAIN LINE

  • An additional train will depart Suffern, NY at 6:56 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.

MORRIS & ESSEX LINES

  • Additional trains will depart Lake Hopatcong at 5:38 a.m., 6:38 a.m. and 7:38 a.m., making stops at Dover, Denville and Newark Broad Street, arriving in Hoboken Terminal at 7:12 a.m., 8:12 a.m. and 9:12 a.m. respectively.
  • Additional trains will depart Dover at 5:56 a.m. and 6:56 a.m. and make all stops to Hoboken, arriving at 7:17 a.m. and 8:17 a.m., respectively.
  • An additional train will depart Gladstone at 6:33 a.m. and 7:07 a.m., and make all stops to Penn Station New York except Mountain Station, Highland Avenue, Orange and East Orange, arriving in New York at 8:08 a.m. and 8:44 a.m. respectively.
  • Additional trains will depart Hoboken Terminal at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., making stops at Newark Broad Street, Denville and Dover, arriving in Lake Hopatcong at 5:34 p.m., 6:34 p.m. and 7:34 p.m. respectively.
  • Additional trains will depart Hoboken at 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., making all stops to Dover except East Orange, Orange, Highland Avenue and Mountain Station.
  • Additional trains will depart Penn Station New York at 4:35 p.m. and 5:35 p.m., making all stops to Gladstone except East Orange, Orange, Highland Avenue and Mountain Station.

NORTHEAST CORRIDOR

  • An additional train will depart Trenton at 6:53 a.m., make all stops to Metropark except Jersey Avenue, then operate express to Newark and New York. Arrival time in New York is 8:06 a.m.
  • An additional train will depart New York at 12:44 p.m., operate express between Newark Penn Station and Metropark, and then make all stops to Trenton except Jersey Avenue.

NORTH JERSEY COAST LINE

  • An additional train will depart Long Branch at 6:37 a.m., making all stops to New York except Avenel, North Elizabeth and Newark International Airport stations. Arrival time in New York is 8:08 a.m.
  • An additional train will depart New York at 4:48 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 5:25 p.m. and make all stops along the Main Line and Port Jervis lines except Delawanna.

RARITAN VALLEY LINE

  • An additional Hoboken-bound train will depart Raritan at 6:43 a.m., making all stops except Finderne and Garwood. This train arrives in Newark at 7:37 a.m. and in Hoboken at 7:58 a.m.
  • An additional train will depart Hoboken at 4:53 p.m., making all stops to Raritan.

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 14 until 6 a.m. Tuesday, February 18. 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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