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NJ TRANSIT EXPANDS RAIL SERVICE AT AVENEL TO MEET CUSTOMER DEMAND

Avenel Becomes Full-Service Station with Weekend Service Available for the First Time in 34 Years Starting Sept. 8; Weekday Service Significantly Increased

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 5, 2019

NEWARK, NJ — In response to community requests and ridership growth at Avenel Station, NJ TRANSIT is expanding weekday service by more than 40-percent and adding a full schedule of weekend service for the first time since April 1985. The service enhancements will begin on Sunday, September 8th.

“This expansion of service for our Avenel customers will spur economic growth in and around Woodbridge and improve quality of life for the hundreds of customers who use this station every day,” said NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin Corbett. “It’s also a great example of our new strategy to ‘Engage, Inform, and Improve,’ which has us being far more responsive to customer requests and concerns. In this case, our customers asked for more service. We listened and delivered!”

“I would like to thank President & CEO Kevin Corbett and NJ TRANSIT for the expansion of service at the Avenel Station. Station Village at Avenel, the Avenel Performing Arts Center (APAC), and the NJ TRANSIT North Jersey Coast Line commuter train station serving Avenel represents a $50 million transit-related development project that included improvements to the NJ TRANSIT commuter train station. Today’s announcement follows NJ TRANSIT’s commitment to review ridership and the need to add additional stops that will better serve the Avenel Station Village commuters and visitors attending performances at the APAC,” said Woodbridge Mayor John E. McCormac. “In anticipation of NJ TRANSIT’s action to make Avenel a full-service station, we expanded the availability of commuter parking at several parking centers in close proximity to the Station and to the APAC. The expansion of service will not only spur a growth of economic activity at the APAC and Station Village, but for the entire Avenel community.” 

The new weekend service will include 21 stops each day on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Weekday service will be increased from 27 to 38 stops, primarily during midday and late evening hours.

The added services are being implemented with the regular NJ TRANSIT quarterly schedule adjustments on Sunday, September 8th. The added weekday stops will be as follows:

  • Train 3222 departing 7:25 a.m.
  • Train 3248 departing 12:44 p.m.
  • Train 3252 departing 2:44 p.m.
  • Train 3516 departing 8:18 p.m.
  • Train 3288 departing 11:12 p.m.
  • Train 3200 departing 1:09 a.m.

NOTE: Train 3318 will no longer stop at Avenel. Customers can use Trains 2602 (6:50 a.m.), 3502 (7:18 a.m.) or 3222 (7:25 a.m.)

Outbound from New York

  • Train 3231 arriving 10:31 a.m.
  • Train 3239 arriving 12:28 p.m.
  • Train 3247 arriving 2:24 p.m.
  • Train 2605 arriving 4:58 p.m.
  • Train 3201 arriving 12:46 a.m.
  • Train 3205 arriving 1:41 a.m.

 

For the complete North Jersey Coast Line schedule, including the new weekend stops at Avenel, click HERE or download the NJ TRANSIT app on your phone.

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NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 925,000 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 166 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.