May 20, 2014
NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT will offer “early getaway” rail and bus service on Friday, May 23, to kick off the unofficial start of summer and accommodate customers leaving work early for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
On Friday, May 23, extra outbound trains will operate on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast, Raritan Valley, Morris & Essex, and Port Jervis lines starting at approximately 1 p.m. Extra buses will operate from the Port Authority Bus Terminal on more than three dozen bus routes starting around noon. Visit njtransit.com for details.
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, trains will operate on a weekend/major holiday schedule on all lines. Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will operate on a weekend schedule. Newark Light Rail will operate on a Saturday schedule. River Line will operate on a Sunday schedule. Bus schedules vary by route—customers are advised to check their timetables or visit njtransit.com for schedule information.
Extra holiday weekend shore service
On Saturday, May 24; Sunday, May 25; and Monday, May 26, additional North Jersey Coast Line trains will operate between Long Branch and Bay Head, providing hourly service from approximately 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
On weekends, kids ride free on NJT
Every weekend, families riding NJ TRANSIT can save with the Family Super Saver Fare, which allows two children 11 and younger to travel free with each fare-paying adult. For the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the program will be in effect from 7 p.m. Friday, May 23 until 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 27.
About NJ TRANSIT
NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 895,000 weekday trips on 262 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 165 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.