New Jersey Transit

Expanded NJ TRANSIT Service for Pulaski Skyway
Northbound Motorists
During the Deck Replacement


On April 12, 2014 the Pulaski Skyway northbound lanes towards Jersey City and New York were closed for two years as part of a rehabilitation project to replace the bridge decks.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation has created a website http://PulaskiSkyway.com offering comprehensive information on what you need to know before you travel in the region.

The construction will affect motorists in New Jersey who take the Pulaski Skyway from the west and south to destinations in Hudson County such as Jersey City and Hoboken; or who use the Skyway to travel to other northern points and New York City. Thousands of motorists will be seeking alternative routes, so even if you don't travel on the Skyway, your trip may be affected.

Public transit is an option to avoid the lane closure impacts and increased traffic congestion during the deck reconstruction. In addition to NJ TRANSIT's existing bus, rail and New York Waterway's ferry service, NJ TRANSIT has introduced the enhancements below to accommodate increased ridership. This page is designed to provide the necessary information to keep you "on the move" throughout the Skyway rehabilitation project.

For a map of NJ TRANSIT's Pulaski Skyway alternatives, please click here.


Rail Service


NJ TRANSIT has added enhanced service along the Morris & Essex, Raritan Valley and North Jersey Coast lines to accommodate additional ridership during the Pulaski Skyway rehabilitation project.

Customers are advised to consider travelling outside of peak travel periods and to expect crowded trains while travelling. While some NJ TRANSIT train stations do have available parking, customers are strongly recommended to carpool or make arrangements to be dropped off at stations. For information on specific NJ TRANSIT stations and their parking facilities, please visit: http://www.njtransit.com/rg/rg_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=StationParkRideTo

For a complete system map of NJ TRANSIT rail service, please visit: http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/rail/Rail_System_Map.pdf

For information on NJ TRANSIT ticketing options, please visit: http://www.njtransit.com/ti/ti_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=RailTicketsTo


Service Enhancements on the Morris & Essex Lines

NJ TRANSIT has added two train trips each morning and two train trips each evening to the Morris & Essex Lines between Summit and Hoboken Terminal, where riders may access local bus connections, NJ TRANSIT's Hudson-Bergen Light Rail or PATH trains and ferry service to Manhattan. Two of the trains operate during the peak periods, while the other two operate just out of peak times, resulting in an additional 900 seats each morning and the same number each evening.

To review the complete schedule of the Morris & Essex Lines, please visit: http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/rail/R0040.pdf

Parking at stations along the Morris & Essex Lines can be extremely limited so it is strongly recommended that customers carpool or make arrangements to be dropped off at stations. Stations where parking may be available are: Morristown and Dover stations. For information on specific NJ TRANSIT stations and their parking facilities, please visit: http://www.njtransit.com/rg/rg_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=StationParkRideTo


Service Enhancements on the Raritan Valley Line

NJ TRANSIT has added one additional car to each train running on the Raritan Valley Line trains operating to Newark Penn Station, where customers may access local bus connections and PATH train service, during the morning peak period (6 AM to 10 AM) and from Newark Penn Station during the evening (4 PM to 8 PM) peak. This adds 1,260 seats during each rush period.

To review the complete schedule of the Raritan Valley Line, please visit: http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/rail/R0060.pdf

Parking at stations along the Raritan Valley Line can be limited so it is strongly recommended that customers carpool or make arrangements to be dropped off at stations. Stations where parking may be available are: Raritan, Somerville, Bridgewater and Bound Brook stations. For information on specific NJ TRANSIT stations and their parking facilities, please visit: http://www.njtransit.com/rg/rg_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=StationParkRideTo


Service Enhancements on the North Jersey Coast Line

NJ TRANSIT has added a train trip to the morning peak period schedule departing from Bay Head at 4:49 AM and arriving at Hoboken Terminal at 6:53 AM, where riders may access local bus connections, NJ TRANSIT's Hudson-Bergen Light Rail or PATH trains and ferry service to Manhattan. An additional train has also been added to the evening peak period schedule, departing from Hoboken at 4:20 PM and continuing to Bay Head, accommodating an additional 460 passengers each way.

To review the complete schedule of the North Jersey Coast Line, please visit: http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/rail/R0080.pdf

While parking is available at many stations along the North Jersey Coast Line, customers should review parking options at their local station. Stations where parking may be available are: South Amboy, Aberdeen-Matawan and Middletown stations. For information on specific NJ TRANSIT stations and their parking facilities, please visit: http://www.njtransit.com/rg/rg_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=StationParkRideTo


Bus Service


Midday & Weekend Service on No. 119 Bus Route (Bayonne - Jersey City - New York)

Starting Monday, April 21, the No. 119 Bus Route serving Bayonne and Jersey City commuters travelling to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan will operate with additional service as follows:

  • Midday service every 30 minutes between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Saturday service every 60 minutes between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m.

The Route # 119 begins at 3rd St. and JFK Blvd. in Bayonne and continues along JFK Boulevard making stops throughout Bayonne and Jersey City, including at Journal Square, where customers may access PATH train service, continuing to Willow Ave. and 14th St. in Hoboken and a final stop at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.

To view a complete schedule and route map, including fare and ticketing information, please visit: http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/bus/upcoming/T0119.pdf.


New Express Bus Service on the Route 22 Corridor

NJ TRANSIT has initiated a new bus line, Route #95, that provides regular, peak hour service along the Route 22 Corridor between Watchung and Newark Penn Station, where customers may access local bus connections and PATH train service. The new bus line serves several intermediate communities via Mountain and Morris Avenues. The new bus line operates during peak hours, providing an additional 330 seats for customers during each period.

Eastbound trips will depart from the Sears Park and Ride lot at the corner of Route 22 and Terrill Road between 5:30 AM and 9:00 AM; westbound return trips depart from Newark Penn Station between 3:30 PM and 7:00 PM.

For information on fares and scheduled trips on the #95 Route, please visit: http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/bus/T0095.pdf


Newark Airport's Haynes Avenue Park & Ride

Suburban Transit, a private bus company, will provide express bus service from the Haynes Avenue Park & Ride near Newark Liberty International Airport. Located just west of Route 1&9 and south of I-78 in Newark, the Park & Ride boasts free parking for 650 cars, and $2 express bus fare to Grove Street and Exchange Place in Jersey City, where New York bound commuters can connect with PATH.

Eastbound service begins daily at 5:30 AM from International Way with service to Grove Street and Exchange Place running every 30 minutes, and every 15 minutes between 6:30 AM and 8:00 AM, with the last departure at 9:00 AM. Westbound service from Exchange Place begins at 12:30 PM to Grove Street and International Way running every 30 minutes, with the last departure at 10:00 PM.


Light Rail


NJ TRANSIT's Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) connects the communities of Bayonne, Jersey City, Hoboken, Weehawken, Union City and North Bergen.

A system map for the HBLR is available at: http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/LightRail/sf_lr_hblr_map.pdf

Customers may access PATH train service at Exchange Place, Pavonia-Newport and Hoboken Terminal, where connections to NJ TRANSIT rail and ferry services to Manhattan are also available. Additional ferry service is available at Port Imperial (Weehawken).

For information on ticketing and schedules on the HBLR, please visit: http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/bus/T0100.pdf

Although there are park and ride facilities at the East 22nd Street, East 34th Street, West Side Avenue, Liberty State Park and Tonnelle Avenue stations, availability may be limited. Customers are strongly recommended to carpool or make arrangements to be dropped off at stations.

For information on specific NJ TRANSIT Hudson-Bergen Light Rail stations and their parking facilities, please visit: http://www.njtransit.com/rg/rg_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=StationParkRideTo


Additional Mass Transportation Options


PATH Train Service to Manhattan

For a system map and schedule information for PATH train service to Manhattan from Newark Penn Station, Exchange Place and Hoboken Terminal, please visit: http://www.panynj.gov/path/maps-schedules.html


Ferry Service to Manhattan

For information on ferry service from Hoboken Terminal and Port Imperial (Weehawken) to Manhattan, please visit: http://www.nywaterway.com

For information on ferry service from Monmouth County to Manhattan, please visit: http://www.seastreak.com