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First/Last Mile Connections: Bikes, Scooters, and More

Do you live close to one of our train stations, light rail stations, or bus stops and find yourself consistently fighting for a parking spot? Do you find yourself stuck in traffic on the way to one of our commuter lots while people on bikes zip right past you? Or do you live just far enough away that walking is inconvenient? If so, consider biking, scooting, or hover-boarding over to our stations and stops! Free of charges and permits!

See below for details about how NJ TRANSIT supports bikes & personal vehicles. Note that for passengers’ safety, riding or charging personal vehicles inside NJ TRANSIT facilities or on-board NJ TRANSIT vehicles is strictly prohibited. Gasoline-powered personal vehicles are prohibited on all NJ TRANSIT vehicles. Please always remember to fold your personal vehicle before boarding NJ TRANSIT. 

And because our passengers’ safety always comes first, NJ TRANSIT employees may limit personal vehicles onboard transit vehicles when crowded or when it creates an unsafe situation. 



Non-Folding personal vehicles are permitted on NJ TRANSIT trains as described below:

Non – Folding Personal Vehicle Regulations
  Permitted Non-Permitted
  • At all times on Atlantic City Line
  • All other rail lines: 10am – 4pm and 7pm – 6am
  • On trains arriving in Hoboken, Newark, or New York between 6 am – 10 am, and departing between 4pm – 7 pm

These restrictions also apply to any station stops in between during those timeframes

  • At all times on Raritan Valley, Gladstone, Montclair-Boonton, Main, Bergen County, Pascack Valley, Port Jervis, and Atlantic City Line trains.
  • On NEC, NJCL and Morristown trains between 1pm – 4pm and 8pm – 9am.
  • On NEC, NJCL and Morristown train lines arriving in New York between 9 am -12pm and departing New York between 5pm and 8pm

These restrictions also apply to any station stops in between during those timeframes

  • At all times on Atlantic City Line
  • Not permitted on any other train lines**

Holidays include New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, day after Thanksgiving, Sunday after Thanksgiving and Christmas Day)
** Including the day before Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, but are permitted on the holidays themselves

  • Trains can accommodate up to two personal vehicles on each single-level rail car and up to eight personal vehicles on each multilevel rail car subject to crowding or the accessibility needs of other customers.
  • Non-folding personal vehicles are not permitted on substitute bus service during rail service outages. 


Non-folding personal vehicles are always permitted on buses using bicycle racks on the front or with underfloor luggage compartments on a first-come, first-served basis. If space is not available, customers, must wait for the next available bus.    

Bike racks are available on all buses in the NJ TRANSIT Southern Division (generally the area from Princeton/Trenton to Atlantic City and south). Bike racks are available on most buses through Central and Northern NJ.

How to Load/Unload Your Bike



River LINE

Non-folding personal vehicles are always permitted aboard River LINE vehicles and bicycle hanging racks are available. 

Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) and Newark Light Rail (NLR)

Non-folding personal vehicles can be carried on board HBLR and NLR vehicles between 9:30am to 4pm and between 7pm to 6am on weekdays, and all day on weekends and holidays. 

Know Before You Ride & General Safety Reminders

Always walk with your personal vehicle on platforms and in NJ TRANSIT facilities. 

Allow other customers to exit and enter NJ TRANSIT vehicles before boarding or exiting with a personal vehicle. Customers must be able to lift their personal vehicle up and down stairs while boarding and deboarding vehicles.  

If space is not available, customers with personal vehicles must wait for the next available NJ TRANSIT vehicle. Senior citizens and persons with disabilities have priority over the accessible area. Customers with personal vehicles may need to deboard and wait for the next available vehicle if a person with disabilities requires the accessible area. 

Customers under 16 traveling with personal vehicles must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 

Personal vehicles may not be left unaccompanied, block aisles, be placed on empty seats, or cause inconvenience to other passengers. 

Bicycle kickstands must always remain up when on board NJ TRANSIT vehicles. 

  • RAIL: For larger personal vehicles, secure it with tiedowns in the accessible area of the rail car as shown on the diagram at that location. Customers may alternatively hold and steady a personal vehicle that is not secured by tiedowns. 
  • BUS: If using a bicycle rack, notify the bus operator before loading or unloading the personal vehicle. For safety reasons, the bus operator cannot get off the bus to assist customers with personal vehicles but will be able to give instructions. 
    • Child carrier seats and tandem bicycles are not permitted bus bicycle racks. 
    • All loose items should be removed from the personal vehicle before the bus arrives. 
    • The use of bicycle locks on bus bicycle racks is prohibited. We recommend sitting near the front of the bus to keep an eye on the personal vehicle. 
  • LIGHT RAIL: Remain in the low floor vestibule section of the vehicle and hold or secure the personal vehicle while traveling.  

Larger Groups 
Groups may be accommodated with advance reservations on some trains by calling our Group Sales Division at 973-491-7220 or visit Group Sales for more information.  

Safety Instructions, Considerations & Liability

If a NJ TRANSIT employee or an employee of an entity under contract to NJ TRANSIT considers a personal vehicle to be a safety hazard, or if a NJ TRANSIT vehicle is too crowded, the employee may not allow the personal vehicle on-board.

At NJ TRANSIT facilities, use stairways, ramps, or elevators to gain access to station platforms. Do not use escalators. Walk personal vehicles when passing through stations.

Personal vehicles are transported at the owner's risk. NJ TRANSIT is not responsible for personal vehicles that are lost, stolen or damaged while on board any NJ TRANSIT vehicle or at any NJ TRANSIT facility.

Customers with personal vehicles assume all liability for any damage or injury to persons or property resulting from, or in connection with, the carriage of a personal vehicle on NJ TRANSIT trains, buses or light rail vehicles, or at or near any facility used in connection with NJ TRANSIT services.

Customers failing to follow the safety requirements and outlined restrictions, or the direction of NJ TRANSIT officials, are subject to removal from the system.

Personal Vehicle Parking & Storage

NJ TRANSIT provides free parking capacity for over 3,000 personal vehicles at stations and park & rides. Bike racks are located at about 90 percent of the train stations in New Jersey, at several bus park ride lots, bus terminals, and at most Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and River LINE stations. Customers must provide their own locks and assume responsibility for their personal vehicles. Click here to find bicycle rack location information.

Enclosed, locked bike lockers are available for long-term rental at a number of locations. These provide parking for about 350 personal vehicles. Rentals are administered locally by  Transportation Management Associations or municipalities. Contact the organizations shown below concerning lockers at the following stations or park/rides:


Greater Mercer TMA (609) 452-1491 Hamilton, Pt. Pleasant Beach, Princeton Junction
Keep Middlesex Moving (732) 745-4465 Dunellen, Edison, Metropark, New Brunswick, Old Bridge Park/Ride, South Amboy  
EZ Ride (201) 939-4242 Cranford, Maplewood, Rahway, Roselle Park, Summit, Westfield
RideWise of Raritan Valley (908) 704-1011 Raritan, Somerville
Avenues in Motion (973) 267-7600 Chatham, Convent Station, Denville, Dover, Madison, Morris Plains, Morristown
Metuchen Parking Authority (732) 548-5553 Metuchen
NJ TRANSIT (973) 491-8569 Aberdeen-Matawan, Belmar, Long Branch, Middletown, Red Bank    

The NJ Bike and Walk Coalition also provide secure personal vehicle storage through the Bike Depot Program in Bloomfield, Elizabeth and Montclair (Bay Street). 


Customers with personal vehicles must follow direction from the train crew, bus or light rail operator, other authorized personnel, police, local authorities and/or fire officials. If an emergency should occur, customers may be required to leave their personal vehicles onboard. Personal vehicles are not permitted on substitute bus service.