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NJ TRANSIT OFFERS EXTRA SERVICE AND SAVINGS FOR HOLIDAY WEEK

Money-saving Family SuperSaver fares in effect continuously from December 21 until January 2

 

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT is offering extra service during the holiday season to give customers more travel options and flexibility for attending special events, family gatherings and New Year’s Eve festivities. 


 

In addition, NJ TRANSIT is giving customers almost two weeks of continuous savings through a special extension of the Family SuperSaver Fare, which allows up to two children 11-years-old and younger to travel free with each fare-paying customer. The Family SuperSaver Fare will be in effect for the entire holiday period, starting at 7 p.m. Friday, December 21 until 6 a.m. Wednesday, January 2, on all trains, buses and light rail lines. 

 

 

 

For complete schedule and fare information, download our app, visit njtransit.com or call 973-275-5555.

 

 

 

Friday, December 21

 

NJ TRANSIT trains will operate on a weekday schedule with additional “early getaway” service from New York Penn Station, Newark Penn Station and Hoboken Terminal starting at 1 p.m. on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast, Raritan Valley, Morris & Essex, Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines.  Select trains departing New York between 3:45 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. will also add stops at Newark International Airport Station. Newark Light Rail, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and River LINE will operate on a weekday schedule.  Buses will operate on a regular weekday schedule. 

 

 

 

Saturday, December 22

 

NJ TRANSIT trains will operate on a weekend schedule. Bus routes will operate on a Saturday schedule. Newark Light Rail and River LINE will operate on a Saturday schedule. HBLR will operate on a weekend schedule. Customers should consult their timetable for the holiday schedule or visit njtransit.com for details.

 

 

 

Sunday, December 23

 

NJ TRANSIT trains will operate on a weekend schedule. Meadowlands service will operate for the Jets vs. Green Bay Packers game at 1pm.

 

 

 

Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24

 

NJ TRANSIT trains will operate on a modified weekday schedule, with select morning peak period trains cancelled and additional late morning trains operating on the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast lines. Rail customers are encouraged to visit njtransit.com and check rail timetables for details and travel before 9 a.m. on these days, if possible, when ridership is lighter.  Newark Light Rail, HBLR, and River LINE will operate on a regular weekday schedule. Most buses will operate on a weekday or holiday schedule with “early getaway” service from Port Authority Bus Terminal. Customers are advised to consult their timetable for the holiday schedule or visit njtransit.com for details. 

 

 

 

Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25

 

NJ TRANSIT trains will operate on a weekend/major holiday schedule on all lines, including substitute bus service on the Gladstone Branch. Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will operate on a weekend schedule.  Bus schedules vary by route. Customers can check timetables online at www.njtransit.com.  Select bus routes will operate fewer trips during the traditional morning and evening peak periods. Customers are advised to consult their timetable for holiday schedules or visit njtransit.com for more details.

 

CHRISTMAS SERVICE AT A GLANCE

 

 

Rail

Bus

Light Rail

Friday, Dec. 21

 

Early getaway service from New York, Newark and Hoboken. Check njtransit.com for details.

 

 

 

Regular weekday schedule



 

 

 

 

Regular weekday service. Check njtransit.com for details.

Saturday, Dec. 22

Weekend schedule.

Saturday schedule. Consult timetable or visit njtransit.com/Bus Holiday Service Guide

Newark Light Rail and River LINE on Saturday schedule. HBLR on weekend schedule. Check njtransit.com for details.

Sunday, Dec. 23

 

Weekend schedule; Meadowlands service for Jets vs. Green Bay Packers game at 1 p.m.  Check njtransit.com for details.

 

 

 

 

Sunday schedule.

Consult timetable or visit njtransit.com/Bus Holiday Service Guide

 

 

Sunday schedule for Newark Light Rail and River LINE. HBLR will operate on weekend schedule. Check njtransit.com for details.

Monday, Dec. 24

Modified weekday schedule with extra NY bound service on select lines. Select morning peak period trains will not operate. No early getaway service.

Modified weekday schedule with selected routes offering additional buses from PABT and Jersey City waterfront between noon-4 p.m. Consult timetable or visit

njtransit.com/Bus Holiday Service Guide

 

Newark Light Rail, HBLR and River LINE will operate a regular weekday service.

Tuesday, Dec. 25

 

Weekend/major holiday schedule, with bus service on the Gladstone Branch

Consult  timetable or visit njtransit.com/Bus Holiday Service Guide

 

Sunday schedule for Newark Light Rail and River LINE. HBLR on weekend schedule. Check njtransit.com for details.

Wednesday, Dec. 26 through Friday, Dec. 28

 

 

Modified weekday schedule with extra NY-bound service on select lines. Select morning peak period trains will not operate. No early getaway service. Check timetables on njtransit.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Modified weekday schedule Wednesday and Thursday. Friday regular weekday schedule.

 

 

Weekday schedule. Check njtransit.com for details.

 

 

 

On Wednesday, December 26, Thursday, December 27, Friday, December 28, trains will operate on a modified weekday schedule with certain morning peak period trains cancelled and additional mid-to-late morning trains operating on the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast lines. Rail customers are encouraged to visit njtransit.com and check rail timetables for details and travel before 9 a.m. on these days, if possible, when ridership is lighter.  Buses and light rail lines will operate on a weekday schedule. Selected PABT bus routes will have more frequent service operating inbound to PABT on some lines during the late morning hours and outbound from PABT during the early and late evening hours. Consult timetable or visit njtransit.com/Bus Holiday Service Guide for details.

 

 

 

On Saturday, December 29, trains will operate on a weekend schedule. Buses will operate on a regular Saturday schedule. Consult timetable or visit njtransit.com/Bus Holiday Service Guide for details. Newark Light Rail and River LINE will operate on a Saturday schedule. HBLR will operate on a weekend schedule.  Consult njtransit.com for more information.

 

 

 

On Sunday, December 30, trains will operate on a weekend schedule. Meadowlands service will operate for the Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys game at 1 p.m

 

 

 

On New Year’s Eve, Monday, December 31, trains will operate on a modified weekday schedule (same as December 24, 26, 27 and 28) until 6 p.m. There will be no getaway service. In the evening, extra North Jersey Coast and Morris & Essex Lines trains will operate to New York .Special printable schedules that cover the period from 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve until 6 a.m. on New Year’s morning will be available at njtransit.com by Friday, December 21. Rail travel information for New Year’s Eve will also be available via the Trip Planner and Station-to-Station features on njtransit.com.

 

 

 

Buses will operate on a modified weekday or holiday schedule with “early getaway” service from Port Authority Bus Terminal and the Jersey City waterfront. There will also be early evening service inbound and extra outbound from PABT after midnight on select routes. Customers are advised to consult timetables or visit njtransit.com/Bus Holiday Service Guide for more details. 

 

 

 

Hudson-Bergen and Newark Light Rail, and the River Line will operate on a regular weekday schedule. River LINE will run extended service every 30 minutes. The last River LINE train out of Camden due to the Philadelphia fireworks will be approximately 12:45am, the train will run as far north as necessary. Specific trip information will be available on njtransit.com.

 

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  NJ TRANSIT is prohibiting all beverages on all of its trains, light rail vehicles and buses on Monday, December 31, 2018, and the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 1, 2019. This policy will be strictly enforced.

 

 

 

After midnight (early January 1), additional late-night trains will operate on all lines until approximately 5 a.m. Some trains that normally depart New York/Hoboken/Newark between 11:30 p.m and 1:30 a.m. are cancelled and will be replaced with later trains.  After 5 a.m., trains will operate on a weekend/major holiday schedule after. Customers should visit njtransit.com for details, including special printable schedules that cover the period from 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve until 6 a.m. on New Year’s morning (which will be available by December 21). Expanded bus service will be provided from the Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT) until approximately 2 a.m. Some routes will be departing from alternate areas within the PABT. Visit njtransit.com/Bus Holiday Service Guide for specific schedule details and departure gate assignments.

 

 

 

On New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1, after 5 a.m., trains will operate on a weekend/major holiday schedule.  Bus service will vary by route. River LINE will operate on a Sunday schedule. Newark Light Rail will operate on a Saturday schedule. Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will operate on a weekend schedule.  Bus service will vary by route. Customers are advised to visit njtransit.com for details. 

 

 

 

NEW YEAR’S SERVICE AT A GLANCE

 

 

Rail

Bus

Light Rail

Saturday,  Dec. 29

Regular weekend schedule.

Regular Saturday schedule

River Line and Newark Light rail will operate on a Saturday schedule. HBLR will operate on a weekend schedule. Check njtransit.com for details.

Sunday, Dec. 30

Regular weekend schedule. Meadowlands service for Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys game at 1 p.m.

 

Regular Sunday schedule

 

River Line and Newark Light rail will operate on a Sunday schedule. HBLR will operate on a weekend schedule. Check njtransit.com for details.

Monday, Dec. 31

Modified weekday schedule (same as December 24, 26, 27 and 28) with extra evening service to New York. Visit njtransit.com for details.

 

 

Modified weekday schedule. Extra early PM service to NY and late night service from NY and on select lines in Newark.  

Regular weekday schedule for Newark Light Rail and HBLR. Regular weekday schedule for River LINE with extended service every 30 minutes until approximately 12:45 AM.

Tuesday, January 1

Extra service from New York/Hoboken/Newark until 5 a.m.; After
5 a.m., regular weekend/major holiday schedules, including bus service on the Gladstone Branch.

Bus service will vary by route. Consult  timetable or visit njtransit.com/Bus Holiday Service Guide

Sunday schedule for River LINE and Newark Light Rail. HBLR on a weekend schedule. Visit njtransit.com for details.

 

 

 

Travel tips

 

 

 

  • Check Schedules in Advance:  Plan your trip online to take advantage of extra trains and buses. 
  • Travel Early:  On December 24, 26-28, and 31 NJ TRANSIT rail lines will operate on a modified weekday schedule.  Avoid the crowds by traveling during the traditional peak-period (6-9 a.m.) when ridership is light.  
  • Allow Extra Travel Time:  Traffic congestion during the holidays may affect bus travel times to and from New York City, so customers should plan accordingly.
  • Ticketing:  Purchase round-trip tickets at the start of your trip to speed your return and use the NJ TRANSIT mobile app, which is available for free download on any web-enabled iOS or Android device, to make the purchase even easier. To make a purchase, customers simply install the app and then create an account, which will securely save a customer’s profile information and purchase history for ease of use. Customers can also use ticket vending machines or see a ticket agent, if available, to avoid possible surcharges.  Reminder: Bus customers departing Port Authority Bus Terminal must purchase tickets before boarding.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
  • Luggage:  Travel as light as possible.  Passengers with luggage or packages should use the overhead racks or designated luggage spaces.  On multilevel trains, customers with large bags should use the mezzanine levels at the ends of each car.

 

 

 

About NJ TRANSIT

 

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 944,000 weekday trips on 251 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.