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Kids ride free on NJ TRANSIT all holiday weekend

February 12, 2009

NEWARK, NJ � NJ TRANSIT will add extra trains for the Presidents' Day holiday, including "early getaway" rail service on Friday, February 13 for the benefit of customers leaving work early for the holiday weekend, as well as enhanced holiday service on Monday, February 16 with additional trains on select lines.

On Friday, February 13, buses, light rail lines and trains will operate on a weekday schedule. In addition, "early getaway" rail service will operate from New York Penn Station and Newark Penn Station starting at noon on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast and Morris & Essex Lines. For details, customers are advised to check their timetables or visit


On Monday, February 16, bus schedules vary by route�customers are advised to check their timetables or visit Newark Light Rail and Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will operate on a weekend schedule; River LINE will operate on a Sunday schedule. Trains will operate as follows (see a timetable or visit for details):


  • Montclair-Boonton Line will operate a special schedule during the morning and afternoon peak period times between Montclair State University and New York, and between Lake Hopatcong and Hoboken.
  • Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast, Raritan Valley, and Port Jervis lines will operate on a weekend/major holiday schedule with additional service during morning and afternoon peak periods.
  • Main, Bergen County, Pascack Valley, and Morris & Essex lines will operate on a weekend/major holiday schedule.
  • Atlantic City Rail Line will operate on a Sunday schedule.

On weekends, kids ride free on NJT

For Presidents' Day, NJ TRANSIT's Family Super Saver Fare, which allows up to two children 11 and younger to travel free with each fare-paying adult, will be in effect from 7 p.m. Friday, February 13 until 6 a.m. Tuesday, February 17.

For schedule and fare information, visit or call 973-275-5555.


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.