Buses rerouted to directly serve hospital effective September 20

September 21, 2010

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT now offers direct service to St. Mary’s Hospital in Passaic on the No. 707 bus route, in response to requests from the City of Passaic and the hospital, to improve access for residents, hospital patients and staff.


“We worked closely with the City and St. Mary’s to make this route adjustment, which will provide more convenient service to and from the hospital, eliminating a significant walk from the current bus stops,” said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director James Weinstein.  “We appreciate the interest of community leaders in ensuring that the needs of bus customers who depend on public transportation to get to work or medical appointments are being met.” 


“The new bus routing will make transportation to and from the hospital much easier and less expensive,” said Michael Sniffen, St. Mary’s Hospital President and CEO.  “It will be a tremendous benefit for our patients and visitors, as well as for our many employees.” 


The No. 707 Paterson-Saddle Brook bus route has been rerouted on weekdays and Saturdays on all trips to serve the main entrance of St. Mary’s Hospital on The Boulevard.  Buses will operate along Paulison Avenue via Oak Street, The Boulevard and Broadway.


As a result of the new direct service to the hospital, service along a small section of Paulison Avenue between Oak Street and Broadway has been eliminated.  Customers in this area will now have to board the No. 707 along the new routing at marked bus stop locations either at Oak Street and Paulison Avenue or Broadway and Paulison Avenue.


On weekdays, the No. 707 provides service from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., operating every 30 minutes during peak periods and hourly during off-peak periods.  On Saturdays, No. 707 buses operate hourly between 6:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.   


New bus stops are located at:

  • St. Mary’s Hospital, main driveway (Boulevard, northbound at Beech Street)
  • St. Mary’s Hospital, across from the main driveway (Boulevard, southbound at Beech Street)
  • Oak Street, westbound at Paulison Avenue
  • Paulison Avenue, northbound at Oak Street

The following bus stops have been eliminated:

  • Paulison Avenue, northbound at Broadway, far side
  • Paulison Avenue, northbound at Howe Street, far side
  • Paulison Avenue, southbound at Grant Street, far side
  • Paulison Avenue, southbound at Howe Street, far side

Service on the No. 707 is operated by Community Transportation, Inc., a Coach USA Company, under contract to NJ TRANSIT.


For schedule and fare information, customers may visit njtransit.com or call NJ TRANSIT at 973-275-5555.


About St. Mary’s Hospital


St. Mary’s Hospital is the only hospital in Passaic, and the closest hospital for many of the surrounding towns such as Clifton and Rutherford.  The hospital is also the largest employer in the city.  




NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 895,000 weekday trips on 240 bus routes, three light rail lines and 12 commuter rail lines. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 165 rail stations, 60 light rail stations and more than 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.