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SERVICE ADVISORY: NJ TRANSIT OFFERS EXTRA SERVICE FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATIONS

Kids Ride Free on NJ TRANSIT until January 6th

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 30, 2019

 

NEWARK, NJ -- NJ TRANSIT is offering extra service on New Year’s Eve and during the early morning hours of New Year’s Day to give customers more travel options while ringing in the New Year. 

 

NJ TRANSIT’s Family SuperSaver remains in effect though 6 a.m. Monday, January 6th. For the holidays, all children age 11 or younger, ride free with any fare-paying customer.  So take advantage, grab the family and enjoy the ride! 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  NJ TRANSIT is prohibiting all beverages on all of its trains, light rail vehicles and buses on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, and the early morning hours of Wednesday, January 1, 2020. This policy will be strictly enforced.

 

For complete schedule and fare information, download the NJ TRANSIT mobile app, visit njtransit.com or call 973-275-5555.

 

On New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, December 31, trains will operate on a modified weekday schedule 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. Some trains that normally depart New York/Hoboken on weekday evening will not operate on the evening of December 31. 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 are available at njtransit.com. 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 service 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 Light Rail, Newark Light Rail, and 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 12:45 a.m., the train will run as far north as necessary. Specific trip information will be available on njtransit.com.

 

After midnight (early January 1), additional late-night trains will operate on all rail lines until approximately 5 a.m. Some trains that normally depart New York/Hoboken/Newark from 12:01 a.m. until 1:30 a.m. on New Year’s morning are cancelled and will be replaced with later trains.  After 5 a.m., trains will operate on a weekend/major holiday schedule. 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. 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, Wednesday, January 1, after 5 a.m., trains will operate on a weekend/major holiday schedule, including bus service on the Gladstone Branch. 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. 

 

 

 

  • Meadowlands rail and bus service will operate for the 13th Global Siyum HaShas of Daf Yomi event at MetLife Stadium. Rail service will begin at 10:11 a.m. from Secaucus to MetLife Stadium. Click HERE for the rail service schedule. The first bus from Secaucus to MetLife Stadium will depart at 9:30 a.m. from platforms 9 and 10 at the Secaucus bus plaza.

 

NEW YEAR’S SERVICE AT A GLANCE

 

 

Rail

Bus

Light Rail

Tuesday, Dec. 31

 

Modified weekday schedule (same as December 26, 27, 30) with extra evening service to New York. Visit njtransit.com for details.

 

 

Modified weekday schedule. Additional 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.

Wednesday, 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.

 

Meadowlands service for 13th Global Siyum HaShas of Daf Yomi

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

About NJ TRANSIT

 

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 925,000 weekday trips on 253 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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