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LIGHT RAIL SINGLE-RIDE TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE ON NJ TRANSIT MOBILE APP

Customers Can Purchase One-Way Adult, Child And Senior/Discount Tickets

July 28, 2020

NEWARK, NJ —NJ TRANSIT light rail customers can now purchase single-ride tickets using the NJ TRANSIT Mobile App. An update to the Mobile App from NJ TRANSIT, along with Conduent Transportation, enables customers to make contactless purchases of one-way adult, child and senior/discount tickets on the River LINE, Newark Light Rail, and Hudson-Bergen Light Rail. 

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“This update to our App is another way NJ TRANSIT is making it easier and safer for customers to purchase tickets,” said NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin Corbett. “This enhancement to our App means light rail customers can skip the ticket vending machines and buy daily tickets online for an expanded contactless experience.”

Previously, only monthly passes for light rail were available for purchase on the app. In a recent survey, 91% of light rail customers indicated that they were “very” or “somewhat” interested in having the option to buy a single light rail ticket on the App. Customers purchasing tickets on the Mobile App will not need to use a ticket vending machine (TVM), ticket window or the ticket validators located on light rail platforms. Customers are encouraged to minimize contact with surfaces and touchpoints and use the contactless experience provided through the NJ TRANSIT Mobile App.

NJ TRANSIT’s three light rail lines operate on a proof of payment system. Digital and paper tickets must be purchased and activated prior to boarding any light rail vehicle and be displayed upon request. On the App, digital tickets will become valid for travel beginning three minutes after activation. Following that activation, valid tickets will then expire after 60 minutes on the HBLR and Newark Light Rail, and 75 minutes on the River LINE.

About NJ TRANSIT

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 925,000 weekday trips on 253 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 166 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.

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