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Celebrants advised to remain clear of tracks, obey warning devices

June 27, 2006
Contact: Dan Stessel 973-491-7078

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT will operate special shuttle trains between five stops in Montclair Tuesday evening to support the town’s Fourth of July festivities.

Those attending the celebration are advised that trains will be operating from approximately 6:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. on the Montclair-Boonton Line, which normally does not offer rail service on weekends and holidays.

Trains will shuttle passengers between Bay Street and Mountain Avenue stations, making intermediate stops at Walnut Street, Watchung Avenue and Upper Montclair stations.

Attendees are urged to observe the following safety tips:

  • Never walk along railroad tracks or trespass on railroad property.
  • Cross only at marked railroad crossings.
  • Observe all warning signals and signs.
  • Always wait for gates to rise before crossing tracks.
  • Trains can operate on any track, in any direction, at any time. Always expect a train.

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 827,000 weekday trips on 240 bus routes, three light rail lines and 11 commuter rail lines. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 162 rail stations, 55 light rail stations and more than 17,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.