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Light rail provides service to aquarium’s front door

May 24, 2005

NEWARK, NJ – NJ TRANSIT will double capacity on the River LINE during midday hours Wednesday through Friday to accommodate customers attending the opening of the Adventure Aquarium in Camden. The light rail service will operate two-car trains beginning with the 7:30 a.m. southbound departure from Trenton and continuing through the start of the evening rush hour at 4 p.m.

The River LINE offers direct service to Adventure Aquarium with a station stop located steps from its front door. The aquarium is open daily from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Adventure Aquarium is just one of several cultural and entertainment venues served by the light rail system. Last week, NJ TRANSIT announced River LINE summer promotions that include a variety of discounts for customers visiting entertainment, recreation and cultural attractions served by the light rail system.

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, PATCO High Speed Line customers can ride the River LINE between the Walter Rand Transportation Center and the Waterfront Entertainment Center at no extra cost for the summer, thanks to a special partnership between NJ TRANSIT and the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA). To take advantage of the offer, PATCO customers must present their tickets to River LINE Fare Inspectors as proof of payment upon request.

Delaware Valley residents are discovering the comfort and convenience of using the River LINE to access recreational and entertainment events, not only in Camden, but also attractions along its 34-mile route. Since its launch last year, the light rail line has provided trips to entertainment, cultural and sporting venues that include the historic Battleship New Jersey, Campbell Field – the home of the Camden Riversharks, the Tweeter Center and Sovereign Bank Arena, as well as dining and cultural venues. Customers can also make connections to NJ TRANSIT and Amtrak rail service in Trenton for travel to New York City and Philadelphia.

River LINE offers late night service from the Camden Waterfront Entertainment Center Station to the 36th Street Station park-and-ride in Pennsauken until midnight on weeknights and until 1:15 a.m. on Saturdays (early Sunday morning). Special late night service between Camden and Trenton is offered until midnight on Saturdays.

For further information on River LINE service, visit or call 1-800-772-2222.

About Adventure Aquarium

Adventure Aquarium opens May 25, 2005, with nearly 200,000 square feet of sea life and wildlife. Visitors will be in for an ADVENTURE as they explore a West African River featuring hippopotamuses, crocodiles, porcupines and over 20 species of African birds in a free-flight aviary; surround themselves with sharks in a suspended 40-foot walk-through tunnel; experience the wonders of the deep sea in the Jules Verne Gallery; and even have an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to "Swim with the Sharks." Like its sister aquarium, Newport Aquarium, located at Newport on the Levee in Newport, KY, Adventure Aquarium is an accredited member of the AZA. For more information and ongoing updates on Adventure Aquarium visit


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