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NJ TRANSIT ANNOUNCES SPECIAL RAIL SERVICE FOR FAR HILLS RACE MEETING

October 11, 2019

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT is offering special rail service between Hoboken and Far Hills to transport customers to and from the 99th running of the Far Hills Race Meeting on Saturday, October 19.  NJ TRANSIT’s Far Hills Station on the Gladstone Branch of the Morris & Essex Lines is located directly across the street from Moorland Farms, the site of the event.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: For this special event, customers are advised that NO BEVERAGES INCLUDING ALCOHOL, OPEN OR CLOSED, WILL BE PERMITTED on any train, bus or platform to and from Far Hills on Saturday, October 19. This policy will be strictly enforced.

 

To avoid lines, customers are strongly encouraged to purchase round-trip tickets in advance. Customers boarding at Far Hills on October 19 without a valid ticket or pass will be required to purchase a special ticket prior to boarding the train for $20.  The special ticket is valid until 11:59 p.m. on October 19 only for travel between Far Hills and any NJ TRANSIT rail station.

 

On October 19, ticket offices will be open during regular hours at Hoboken, Summit and Dover. The ticket office at Lyons will have special operating hours on October 19. Temporary ticket booths will be set up at Berkeley Heights, Bernardsville, Far Hills and Gladstone with special operating hours. See www.njtransit.com for specific times.

 

Schedule highlights for October 19 include:

  • As is normal with travel to/from special events, customers’ decisions on when to travel may result in overcrowding on certain trains and more capacity on others. Customers should allow additional travel time and be patient if they cannot board the first train they encounter.
  • Traveling to Far Hills:
    • Trains will depart Hoboken at least once per hour from 7:31 a.m. until 11:20 a.m., with more frequent service between 8:39 a.m. and 10:35 a.m.
    • Extra trains will depart Summit at least once per hour from 8:14 a.m. until 1:14 p.m., with more frequent service from approximately 9:10 a.m. until approximately 11:20 a.m.
  • Traveling from Far Hills:
    • From 3:59 p.m. until 7:03 p.m., Gladstone Branch train service will operate from Far Hills.
    • Trains may depart Far Hills as they are filled, but the last train of the day will not depart Far Hills before 7:03 p.m.
  • There will be no rail service to or from the Peapack and Gladstone stations. Frequent shuttle bus service will operate between Gladstone, Peapack and Far Hills throughout the day. Buses will operate at least every 30 minutes but may operate more frequently if customer demand warrants.
  • Outside the times shown above, regular Gladstone Branch weekend bus service will operate between Gladstone and Summit.

 

Important Travel Tips

  • Customers should afford themselves ample time to reach their final destination and use good judgment in their travels.
  • Due to anticipated high ridership, customers are strongly encouraged to purchase roundtrip tickets in advance to avoid lines. 
  • Bicycles are not permitted on Gladstone Branch trains for this day.
  • Parking will be prohibited at Far Hills Station between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday, October 19.  The parking lot will be used for Far Hills Race Meeting Transportation Operations.

 

About NJ TRANSIT

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 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York, and Philadelphia.

 

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