NJ TRANSIT Offers ‘Early Getaway’ Service Set For Independence Day Weekend

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NEWARK— NJ TRANSIT will offer “early getaway” rail and bus service on Friday, July 2, for the benefit of customers leaving work early for the Independence Day holiday weekend.

On Friday, July 2, extra outbound trains will operate on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast, Raritan Valley, Morris & Essex, Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines starting at approximately 1 p.m.  Extra buses will operate from the Port Authority Bus Terminal on more than two dozen bus routes starting around noon.  Visit njtransit.com for details.


On Independence Day, Monday, July 5, trains will operate on a weekend/major holiday schedule on all lines.  Newark Light Rail and Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will operate on a weekend 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.

Transit officials said that with the summer season in full swing, the holiday weekend is a great time for customers to take advantage of NJ TRANSIT’s discounted travel packages to destinations including the Jersey Shore, Six Flags Great Adventure and Monmouth Park:

* Beach Packages:  Save up to $6.50 on admission to one of five beaches— Long Branch, Asbury Park, Ocean Grove, Bradley Beach and Belmar—by purchasing round-trip train fare and a beach pass for one price at NJ TRANSIT ticket vending machines (choose “Special Promotions” and select “Beach Package”) or at ticket windows.  Customers can purchase the package for $31.50 from New York Penn Station or any station on the Main, Bergen County or Pascack Valley lines, and for $23.50 from Hoboken Terminal or Newark Penn Station.

* Six Flags Great Adventure or Hurricane Harbor:  Save up to $47.48 by purchasing round-trip bus transportation and park admission together.  NJ TRANSIT provides express bus service to Six Flags from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York, Newark Penn Station, Philadelphia Greyhound Terminal and the Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden.

* Monmouth Park:  Board a train anywhere on NJ TRANSIT’s rail system and save $5.00 when you travel to Monmouth Park Racetrack.  Simply purchase a round-trip package to Monmouth Park from NJ TRANSIT ticket vending machines (choose “Special Promotions” and select “Monmouth Park”) or at ticket windows, and receive Grandstand Admission and an official track program for $1 plus round-trip train fare.

For details on NJ TRANSIT’s Summer Services and customer discounts, visit njtransit.com/summer.

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 Independence Day holiday weekend, the program will be in effect from 7 p.m. Friday, July 2 until 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 6.

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