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Kids ride free with NJ TRANSIT's Family Super Saver

February 26, 2009
Contact: Dan Stessel or Joe Dee (973) 491-7078

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT is making it easy for families to take the train and “go green” to the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Belmar Sunday, March 1, 2009 with additional round trips on the North Jersey Coast Line between Long Branch and Bay Head.


Six additional rail trips – three in each direction – will result in convenient, hourly service from Bay Head to Long Branch at key travel periods throughout the day.


Every train operating between Long Branch and Bay Head stops at Belmar.  Customers traveling from points north of Long Branch, including Newark and New York, should transfer across the platform at Long Branch Station to continue their trip.  Service between New York and Long Branch will operate on a regular weekend schedule.


In addition, families can take advantage of NJ TRANSIT’s Family Super Saver Fare, which allows up to two children ages 5-11 to ride free with a fare-paying adult every weekend, from 7 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Monday.  Kids under 5 ride free at all times.


Summary of Extra Service


In addition to its regular Sunday schedule, NJ TRANSIT will provide extra train service on March 1 between Long Branch and Bay Head as follows:


Additional Northbound Trains from Bay Head to Long Branch


Train No.




Depart Bay Head

10:24 AM

2:24 PM

4:24 PM

Arrive Belmar

10:41 AM

2:41 PM

4:41 PM

Arrive Long Branch

11:06 AM

3:06 PM

5:06 PM




Additional Southbound Trains from Long Branch to Bay Head


Train No.




Depart Long Branch

11:41 AM

3:41 PM

5:41 PM

Arrive Belmar

11:59 AM

3:59 PM

5:59 PM

Arrive Bay Head

12:22 PM

4:22 PM

6:22 PM






















The added round trips result in:


  • Hourly service from Bay Head to Long Branch from 9:24 a.m. until 11:24 a.m. and from 1:24 p.m. until 7:24 p.m. 
  • Hourly service from Long Branch to Bay Head from 10:41 a.m. until 12:41 p.m. and from 2:41 p.m. until 8:41 p.m.

For NJ TRANSIT 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.