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November 21, 2007

NEWARK, NJ - On Saturday, December 1, the Borough of Westwood and the Westwood Fire Department present their annual "Home for the Holidays" event from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitors can ride NJ TRANSIT's Pascack Valley Line - which recently launched new weekend service - to Westwood Station for an evening of holiday fun that includes a community parade, a visit from Santa, music, refreshments and more!

A "Join the Circus"-themed parade will begin at 6 p.m. at Five Corners (Westwood Avenue and Kinderkamack Road), then continue down Westwood Avenue to Veterans' Park. There, visitors will be greeted by Santa and treated to festive activities including free hay rides and trackless train rides, performances by school and community bands and a tree lighting.

As an incentive to try the new Pascack Valley Line, any fare-paying customer can bring a friend for free during the first two weekends of December, including trips to New York via Secaucus Junction. Simply visit to print out a free "guest pass" that can be presented to the conductor aboard the train.

For additional savings, the PVL bring-a-friend-free offer can be combined with NJ TRANSIT's longstanding Family SuperSaver discount, which allows up to two kids (11 and under) to travel free on weekends with a fare-paying adult. By combining the two offers, an entire family of four - two adults and two kids 11 and under - can travel for the price of one off-peak round-trip ticket!

Westwood Station is located on Broadway at Westwood Avenue on the Pascack Valley Line, just a short walk from the parade route. For train schedules and fare information, visit

The Pascack Valley Line was recently upgraded to allow for bi-directional service and now features 121 new trains each week, including new weekend service that enables Bergen County residents to reach great holiday destinations throughout New Jersey and New York without worrying about traffic, parking or tolls.


NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing nearly 865,000 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.