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Friday, July 3rd Observed Holiday Kicks Off Weekend; Rail and Light Rail Resume Full Weekday Service Monday, July 6th

July 1, 2020

NEWARK, NJ -- NJ TRANSIT bus, rail and light rail services will operate on modified schedules leading into the July 4th holiday weekend. The Fourth of July this year falls on a Saturday, resulting in the observed holiday on Friday, July 3. 

Friday, July 3:

  • NJ TRANSIT rail operates on a weekend schedule.
    • Rail service begins to Monmouth Park this Fri/Sat/Sun through Sept. 27, including Labor Day.  Check for complete details.
  • NJ TRANSIT bus operates on a holiday schedule.  Customers should consult the NJ TRANSIT bus holiday schedules for information on specific bus routes.
  • Hudson-Bergen Light Rail operates on a weekend/holiday schedule.
  • Newark Light Rail operates on a Saturday schedule.
  • River LINE operates on a Sunday schedule.

Saturday and Sunday July 4-5:

  • All systems operate on respective weekend schedules

Full Weekday Service Monday, July 6:

Rail and light rail services will resume full weekday service on Monday, July 6 providing added capacity to improve distancing on board vehicles, which aligns with “The Road Back”, New Jersey’s roadmap for restoring economic health through public health.  Bus service has been operating on a regular weekday schedule since Monday, June 8.

  • Cash will resume being accepted on board trains on Monday, July 6.
  • Rail service will resume at Jersey Ave. station on Monday, July 6.
  • Weekend rail service on 7600 series trains operating between Rahway and Penn Station New York (PSNY) will resume on Sunday, July 5.
  • On weekends, the final train of the night from Penn Station New York (PSNY) on the North Jersey Coast Line (NJCL) and its connecting Bay Head shuttle and the final train of the night from Newark Penn Station on the Raritan Valley Line (RVL) will return to their normal departure times late Sunday night, July 5 (early Monday morning, July 6).

Customers are reminded that the COVID-19 pandemic is not over.  All customers on NJ TRANSIT vehicles are strongly advised to continue utilizing safe practices including:

  • Wear a mask
  • Practice social distancing
  • Wash your hands
  • Stay safe


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.