Meadowlands/Weehawken Ferry Offers Commuters Another Option To Reach Manhattan

TRENTON –  NJ Transit and NY Waterway are offering another Trans-Hudson option for New Jersey residents to help them through the effects of Hurricane Sandy. On Thursday, Nov. 8, a free weekday emergency shuttle bus shuttle-ferry service will operate between the Meadowlands Park & Ride, Weehawken Ferry Terminal and Pier 79 at West 39th Street in Manhattan.

Customers will board shuttle buses at Meadowlands/MetLife Stadium lots “J” and “K.” While boarding, customers will be given two ferry tickets. Upon arrival in Weehawken, customers will use one ferry ticket for the trip to New York; the second ticket will be used for the return ferry trip from New York to Weehawken. Buses will then transport customers back to the Meadowlands Park & Ride.

The service will operate weekdays between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. (inbound) and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (outbound).

The region’s mass transit network suffered extensive damage during Hurricane Sandy late last month. NJ Transit is in the process of rebuilding much of its rail and light rail network that was severely damaged during the hurricane. The new shuttle bus/ferry service continues to supplement existing bus service, very limited rail service and other emergency bus and ferry Trans-Hudson services that have been implemented since the storm.

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