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NJ TRANSIT Christmas Week Rail Service - Friday, December 21 to Friday, December 28, 2018
December 05, 2018


For the Christmas holiday week – Friday, December 21 through Friday, December 28 – NJ TRANSIT Rail will operate service as outlined below:

For complete rail schedule information during this time, use the “Station-to-Station Trip Planner” features HERE or see printable schedules HERE.

Customers traveling to Newark Liberty International Airport are urged to purchase their tickets in advance. For convenient ticket purchase via your mobile phone, visit MyTix App HERE

Early Getaway Service - Friday, December 21:  Trains will operate on a weekday schedule on all lines with additional “early getaway” service from New York Penn Station, Newark Penn Station and Hoboken Terminal starting at 1 p.m. on the Northeast Corridor (NEC), North Jersey Coast Line (NJCL), Raritan Valley Line (RVL), Morris & Essex Lines (M&E), Pascack Valley Line (PVL) and Port Jervis Line. 

Getaway trains are shown on all public timetables and printable schedules. Special printable NEC and NJCL schedules, found HERE, show all service leaving New York/Newark after 12 p.m., including added Secaucus and Newark Airport stops.

NEC Getaway

  • Five extra trains depart New York between 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • Trains 3723 (4:28 p.m. departure from New York and 4:45 p.m. departure from Newark Penn Station) and 3165 (4:50 p.m. departure from New York and 5:10 p.m. departure from Newark Penn Station) add Newark Airport stops this day.
  • Trains 3867 (5:20 p.m. from New York), 3955 (5:42 p.m. from New York) and 3961 (6:39 p.m. from New York) are cancelled.
  • Train 3957 (6:01 p.m. from New York) adds a Secaucus stop this day.

NJCL Getaway

  • Two extra trains depart New York:
    • Train 8249 at 2:33 p.m. (express EWR-Woodbridge)
    • Train 8353 at 3:24 p.m. (express Newark Penn-Matawan)
  • Train 3255 (3:45 p.m. departure from New York and 4:01 p.m. departure from Newark Penn Station) adds a Newark Airport stop this day.
  • Train 3373 (6:03 p.m. from New York) is cancelled.

RVL Getaway

  • Extra Train 8529 departs Newark at 3:34 p.m. and makes all stops to Raritan.
  • Trains 5743 and 5445 are combined as Train 8545, which departs Newark at 6:33 p.m. and makes all stops to High Bridge.

M&E Getaway

  • Train 8935 departs New York at 2:26 p.m. and makes all stops to Dover except Secaucus, East Orange, Highland Avenue, Mountain Station and Mount Tabor.
  • Train 8939 departs New York at 3:12 p.m. and makes all stops to Summit except Secaucus.
  • Train 8941 departs New York at 3:49 p.m., stops at South Orange and Maplewood, and then operates express to Chatham. From Chatham, this train makes all stops to Dover except Mount Tabor. 

Main/Bergen County/Port Jervis Getaway

  • Train 49 continues to Otisville and Port Jervis this day (and is renumbered as Train 99).
  • Train 59 is cancelled.

Pascack Valley Line Getaway

  • Train 1653 continues to Spring Valley this day, making additional stops at River Edge, Hillsdale, Pearl River, Nanuet and Spring Valley. It is renumbered as Train 9653.
  • Train 1633 (5:58 p.m. from Hoboken and 6:09 p.m. from Secaucus) is cancelled this day.

Weekend of December 22-23:  Regular Weekend Service

  • NOTE: Meadowlands service operates for the Jets-Packers game on December 23. Click HERE for details.

Monday, December 24: Trains will Operate on a Modified Weekday Schedule

  • Additional New York-bound trains between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on the NEC and NJCL.
  • Select morning peak period trains on the NEC and NJCL will not operate on Friday, due to expected light ridership.  Customers are encouraged to travel early if possible.
  • There is no getaway service this day
  • The Trip Planner and Station-to-Station features at njtransit.com can be used to plan your trip this day. The weekday printable schedules also include information for this day.  

Tuesday, December 25, 2018:  Weekend/Major Holiday Service on ALL Lines

  • Important NOTE: Gladstone Branch BUS service operates this day. 

Wednesday, December 26, Thursday, December 27 and Friday, December 28:  Trains will operate on a modified weekday schedule

  • Additional New York-bound trains between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on the NEC and NJCL.
  • Select morning peak period trains on the NEC and NJCL will not operate on Friday, due to expected light ridership. Customers are encouraged to travel early if possible.
  • There is no getaway service on Friday, December 28.
  • The Trip Planner and Station-to-Station features HERE can be used to plan you trip. The weekday printable schedules HERE also include information for this day.

For more information and language assistance, please call NJ TRANSIT Customer Service at (973) 275-5555 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.