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Regular service scheduled for ‘Bloomfest’ on Sunday

April 20, 2006
Contact: Dan Stessel 973-491-7078

NEWARK, NJ — Bus service will replace Newark City Subway cars between Branch Brook Park Station and Newark Penn Station on Saturday, April 22 to allow for scheduled construction work associated with the one-mile subway extension to Broad Street Station that is scheduled to open this summer. The project will connect two of
NJ TRANSIT’s busiest train stations and support Newark’s economic rebirth along the waterfront and Broad Street with five new stations serving NJPAC, Riverfront Stadium, The Newark Museum and Broad Street-area businesses.

The Newark City Subway will operate normally between Branch Brook Park Station and Grove Street Station on Sunday, April 23 for the benefit of customers attending the “Essex County Bloomfest 2006” at the 30th Annual Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival in Branch Brook Park. Additional subway service will be provided to accommodate the expected demand from the festival.

Customers should be aware that exact change is required on board buses; subway ticket-vending machines will generally not be accessible.

Safety Reminder

NJ TRANSIT recently energized newly installed overhead wires that will power Newark City Subway rail cars for the first time between Newark Penn Station and Broad Street Station. The public should exercise caution around the subway extension project, which includes tracks that run along portions of McCarter Highway (Route 21), Atlantic Street, Broad Street and Lombardy Street.