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Customers invited to bring a guest for free the weekends of December 13-14 and December 20-21

December 12, 2008

NEWARK, NJ — It’s the perfect time of year to share the holiday spirit—and holiday savings! For the next two weekends, NJ TRANSIT is offering customers the ability to bring a friend on the Pascack Valley Line for free, including the return trip and connecting train service.

For maximum savings, families can combine the bring-a-guest-free offer with NJ TRANSIT’s Family SuperSaver, which allows up to two children (11 and under) to ride free with a fare-paying adult. By combining both offers, a family of four traveling from Montvale could take a roundtrip to New York for just $11.75—a savings of $23.75 off regular weekend fares.

Customers simply visit and click on "Ride Free" to download a guest pass and present it when riding the Pascack Valley Line on the weekends of December 13-14 or December 20-21. The guest pass allows for complimentary round-trip travel for any customer accompanied by a fare-paying adult, and also allows the guest to transfer to other trains via Secaucus Junction.

The bring-a-friend-free offer is only valid from New Jersey stations along the Pascack Valley Line. The line serves the municipalities of Wood-Ridge, Teterboro, Hackensack, River Edge, Oradell, Emerson, Westwood, Hillsdale, Woodcliff Lake, Park Ridge and Montvale.

NJ TRANSIT launched expanded service on the Pascack Valley Line on October 28, 2007, including bi-directional and 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 more than 895,000 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 164 rail stations, 60 light rail stations and more than 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.