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On weekends, holidays and Wednesdays, parking is free and two can ride for the price of one to Hoboken or New York

November 28, 2006
Contact: Dan Stessel 973 491-7078

NEWARK, NJ — The best value on Route 17 this holiday season won’t be found in a shopping center, but at the train station! On weekends, holidays and Wednesdays, now through January 2, NJ TRANSIT is offering free parking at its Ramsey Route 17 Station, along with a two-for-one ride offer to Hoboken or New York—a combined savings of up to $21.

The two-for-one offer allows one passenger to travel for free when accompanied by another fare-paying adult from Ramsey Route 17 Station to Hoboken Terminal or New York Penn Station. To take advantage of the offer, customers must present a ride-along coupon, which is available for download at Customers traveling to New York Penn Station will need to transfer at Secaucus Junction Station and present the ride-along pass to an attendant when passing through the fare gates. The offer is valid Wednesdays, weekends and holidays, now through January 2, 2007.

To park for free on Wednesdays, weekends and holidays, customers must validate their parking tickets at the pay stations located on levels 1 and 3. Customers are reminded to take their validated ticket with them for use when exiting the parking deck.

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Travel Tips for Holiday Travelers

  • Visit to plan your travel.
  • For the most comfortable trip, travel outside of the peak periods. (The peak periods are 6-10 a.m. and 4-8 p.m. on weekdays.) A 15-percent discount applies to roundtrip travel on off-peak and weekend trains.
  • Purchase roundtrip tickets at your boarding station to avoid lines and speed your return trip.

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing nearly 857,000 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, 60 light rail stations and more than 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.