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NJ TRANSIT BUS SCHEDULE CHANGES EFFECTIVE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
September 3, 2009
NEWARK, NJ — New NJ TRANSIT bus schedules will take effect on many routes September 5, 2009.
Among the highlights:
A service adjustment on the No. 403 line in South Jersey will benefit customers with improved on-time performance. The 403 bus will no longer operate into Philadelphia to avoid traffic-related delays, and has been renamed the Turnersville-Lindenwold-Camden line. Trips will begin and end at the Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden, with connecting service on any of 11 NJ TRANSIT bus lines serving Philadelphia at no additional charge.
A service change recently announced by NJ TRANSIT on the 408 Millville-Philadelphia line will increase service in Millville by merging two branches of the line in that Cumberland County community. The line also will provide new service along Orange Street through the Millville Industrial Park.
Other adjustments will be made throughout the system to increase capacity on high passenger-volume lines and to improve reliability.
Customers are encouraged to review new timetables available on their buses, at
NJ TRANSIT customer service offices at major terminals or online at www.njtransit.com.
Following are highlights of county-by-county changes effective September 5, 2009:
507 Atlantic City-Ocean City: The Ocean City Loop will be adjusted to operate via Ocean Avenue instead of Atlantic Avenue, and school service will be restored.
509 Atlantic City-Somers Point-Ocean City (via New Road): The Ocean City Loop will be adjusted to operate via Ocean Avenue instead of Atlantic Avenue, and school service will be restored.
403 Turnersville-Lindenwold-Camden: All trips will begin and end at Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden. The 403 bus will no longer operate into Philadelphia to avoid traffic congestion and improve on-time performance. Customers continuing to Philadelphia will be able to make connections at WRTC at no additional cost. Customers should ask bus operator for a “continuing trip” receipt when paying their fare.
407 Philadelphia-Merchantville-Moorestown Mall: Service will be restored along Maple Avenue between Church and Haddonfield roads as a result of the completion of the Maple Avenue bridge project.
Cape May County
408 Millville-Philadelphia: Both branches of the 408 line in Millville will be combined into one, increasing service for Millville customers on Wade Boulevard and 2nd Street south of Main Street. In addition, the line will provide new service along Orange Street through the Millville Industrial Park.
134 Browntown-Lower Manhattan: The first weekday morning trip will be adjusted to depart Old Bridge at 5:52 a.m. at the request of customers.
815 New Brunswick-East Brunswick-Woodbridge Center (Sunday): All trips will operate via Main Street Extension in Sayreville.
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 12 commuter rail lines. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 165 rail stations, 60 light rail stations and more than 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.