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NJ TRANSIT announces Ride & Save discounts to NYC destinations

November 18, 2004

NEWARK, NJ — For a comfortable and convenient trip into and out of New York, tens of thousands of visitors know that NJ TRANSIT is the way to go. Today, just in time for the holidays, NJ TRANSIT announced an array of promotions and discounts to exciting New York City destinations including Radio City Music Hall, Planet Hollywood, the Empire State Building, Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, Ringley Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus, World Yacht Dinner Cruises, the Manhattan Mall and several Broadway and off-Broadway shows including Chicago, Phantom of the Opera, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Eve-Olution and Dame Edna: Back with a Vengeance.

“The holidays are a great time to experience New York City, and NJ TRANSIT makes getting into and out of Midtown a snap,” said Lynn Bowersox, NJ TRANSIT’s Assistant Executive Director for External Affairs. “We’re excited to partner with these popular entertainment and dining venues to create special packages, discounts and offers for individuals and families traveling with us this holiday season and beyond.”

NJ TRANSIT has your ticket to one of New York’s most popular holiday events—the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the world-famous Rockettes. Customers can take $10 off admission to select performances now through January 2 simply by mentioning code “NJT” when purchasing tickets at the Radio City Box Office or by calling Ticketmaster at (212) 307-1000.

Now is also a great time to see “The Phantom of the Opera,” a Broadway show that has captivated audiences around the world. NJ TRANSIT customers can save $45 on select performances, now through December 31. Tickets may be purchased by calling (212) 947-8844, online at, or by visiting the Phantom of the Opera Box Office and mentioning discount code PHNJTR2.

If you’re more inclined to mix and mingle with the world’s best-known personalities from sports, entertainment, politics and history NJ TRANSIT invites you to take advantage of discounted admission to Madame Tussauds New York. The world famous wax museum gives visitors a chance to make Jennifer Lopez blush, come face to knee with The Hulk and experience life with the Osbourne family. Discount adult admission is only $19 and kids admission is only $15 when you present a NJ TRANSIT bus, train or light rail ticket or current weekly or monthly pass. Call 1-800-246-8872 or visit for more information.

Do you want a birds-eye view of New York City? You can have it when you visit the city’s most famous and historic landmark, the Empire State Building. Situated in the heart of midtown Manhattan on 34th Street – a short walk from New York Penn Station and the Port Authority Bus Terminal – New York’s tallest building soars more than a quarter of a mile into atmosphere. NJ TRANSIT customers may receive $2 off admission prices when they present a discount coupon along with a NJ TRANSIT bus, rail ticket, pass or transportation receipt.

A romantic dinner and a cruise on the Hudson River with that special someone can become a reality if you let NJ TRANSIT show you the way. Couples can save $30 onboard the World Yacht by mentioning NJ TRANSIT when making reservations. Mail or fax a copy of your bus, rail ticket pass or transportation receipt within seven days of making the reservation to have a memorable evening on the river.

Or, if you’d prefer to take to the water for a sightseeing cruise, there’s the Circle Line. Your fun and knowledgeable tour guide will bring to life the breathtaking sights and fascinating history behind the “city that never sleeps.” NJ TRANSIT customers can save $4 on any 2 or 3 hour Circle Line cruise by presenting a NJ TRANSIT discount coupon along with your bus, rail ticket pass or transportation receipt.

And after you’ve done all your holiday shopping and viewed a few Broadway shows, stop by Planet Hollywood Times Square to get great food and $5 off the your purchase of $20 or more. Simply present a NJ TRANSIT discount coupon along with your bus, rail ticket pass or transportation receipt.

“Kids Ride Free on NJT”

For maximum savings, customers may combine these discounts with NJ TRANSIT’s Family Super Saver Fare, which allows two children 11 and under to travel free with each fare-paying adult. The offer is available every weekend from 7 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the offer will be in effect from 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24 until 6 a.m. Monday, Nov. 29, making NJ TRANSIT an outstanding value. Senior citizen and round-trip excursion tickets will also be valid without restriction throughout the period.

NJ TRANSIT offers direct, frequent service to New York Penn Station from points along the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line, Montclair-Boonton Line and Morris & Essex Lines. Connecting service to New York is available at Secaucus Junction for customers on the Main, Bergen and Pascack Valley lines. Connecting service is available at Newark Penn Station for customers on the Raritan Valley Line.

For NJ TRANSIT schedules, fares and other information, customers may visit or call 1-800-772-2222.

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