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SERVICE ADVISORY: NJ TRANSIT OFFERS EXTRA SERVICE AND SAVINGS FOR HOLIDAY WEEK

Kids Ride Free on NJ TRANSIT from December 18 until January

For Immediate Release: December 18, 2020                                                                                              

NEWARK, NJNJ TRANSIT is offering extra service to get you where you’re going this holiday season! Customers will have more travel options and flexibility for attending special events, family gatherings and other festivities with additional service offered on buses, trains and light rail lines.

This holiday season is also a great time to ride NJ TRANSIT with your children. NJ TRANSIT is giving customers more than two weeks of continuous savings through a special extension of the Family SuperSaver FareFor the holidays, all children, age 11 or younger, ride free with any fare-paying customer.  So take advantage, grab the family and enjoy the ride! The Family SuperSaver Fare will be in effect for the entire holiday period, starting at 7 p.m. Friday, December 18 until 6 a.m. Monday, January 4, on the entire NJ TRANSIT system. 

For complete schedule and fare information, download the NJ TRANSIT mobile app, visit njtransit.com or call 973-275-5555.

CHRISTMAS SERVICE AT A GLANCE

Rail

Bus

Light Rail

Thursday, Dec. 24

Regular weekday service

Modified weekday schedule with select routes offering additional buses from PABT and Jersey City waterfront between noon - 4 p.m. Consult timetable or visit

njtransit.com

Newark Light Rail, HBLR and River LINE will operate regular weekday service

Friday, Dec. 25

Weekend/major holiday schedule, with bus service on the Gladstone Branch

Most lines on a Sunday schedule. Consult timetable or visit njtransit.com

Sunday schedule for Newark Light Rail and River LINE. HBLR on weekend schedule Check njtransit.com for details

Saturday, Dec. 26 through
Sunday, Dec. 27

Regular weekend schedule

Regular weekend schedule. Check njtransit.com for details

Regular weekend schedule

On Thursday, December 24, all trains will operate on a regular weekday schedule. Buses will operate on a modified weekday schedule, with select routes offering additional buses from the Port Authority Bus Terminal and the Jersey City waterfront between noon and 4 p.m.; check timetable for additional information. Light rail lines will operate on a weekday schedule. On Friday, December 25, all trains will operate on a weekend/major holiday schedule, with bus service on the Gladstone Branch. Most bus lines will operate on a Sunday schedule; consult timetable or visit njtransit.com for details. Newark Light Rail and River LINE will operate on a Sunday schedule, and HBLR will operate on a weekend schedule. Check njtransit.com for details.

On Saturday, December 26, trains will operate on a weekend schedule. Buses will operate on a regular weekend schedule; consult timetable or visit njtransit.com for details. Newark Light Rail and River LINE will operate on a Saturday schedule, HBLR will operate on a weekend schedule.  Consult njtransit.com for more information.

On Sunday, December 27, trains will operate on a weekend schedule. Buses and light rail lines will operate on a regular Sunday schedule. Visit njtransit.com for more details.

Travel tips

  • Check Schedules in Advance:  Plan your trip online to take advantage of extra trains and buses. 
  • Allow Extra Travel Time:  Traffic congestion during the holidays may affect bus travel times to and from New York City, so customers should plan accordingly.
  • Luggage:  Travel as light as possible.  Passengers with luggage or packages should use the overhead racks or designated luggage spaces.  On multilevel trains, customers with large bags should use the mezzanine levels at the ends of each car.
  • Ticketing:  Purchase round-trip tickets at the start of your trip to speed your return and use the NJ TRANSIT mobile app, which is available for free download on any web-enabled iOS or Android device, to make the purchase even easier. To make a purchase, customers simply install the app and then create an account, which will securely save a customer’s profile information and purchase history for ease of use. Customers can also use ticket vending machines or see a ticket agent, if available, to avoid possible surcharges.  Reminder: Bus customers departing Port Authority Bus Terminal must purchase tickets before boarding.
  • Customers are encouraged to download or update the NJ TRANSIT mobile app to set up and receive customized service alert information via push notifications.  Visit the You Tube video for easy instructions on setting up custom push notifications.
  • Stay connected to NJ TRANSIT social media during your commute. Search for rail, bus or light rail-specific Twitter accounts for the best information

  • Sign up for the My Transit alert system on njtransit.com, which delivers travel advisories for your specific trip to your cell phone via email or text.