NJ Transit Offers Extra Holiday Service & Family Savings

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NEWARK — NJ Transit is offering a special extension of the Family Super Saver Fare, which allows up to two children 11 and younger to travel free with each fare-paying adult. Usually limited to weekends and holidays, the Family Super Saver Fare will be in effect continuously from 7 p.m. Friday, June 28 until 6 a.m. Monday, July 8, on all trains (except for travel to/from Metro-North stations), buses and light rail lines in honor of Independence Day.

In addition, NJ Transit will offer extra service in advance of Independence Day and on the holiday itself to give customers more travel options, whether leaving work early to get a head start on festivities or attending fireworks displays on the Fourth of July.

On Friday, June 28, extra buses will operate from the Port Authority Bus Terminal and the Hudson River Waterfront on more than a dozen bus routes starting around 2 p.m. Visit njtransit.com for details.

On Wednesday, July 3, 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 and the Hudson River Waterfront on more than three dozen bus routes starting around noon. Visit njtransit.com for details.

On Independence Day, Thursday, July 4, trains will operate on a weekend/major holiday schedule on all lines. Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will operate on a weekend schedule. Newark Light Rail will operate on a Saturday 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.

Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Service

To accommodate spectators traveling to the New Jersey Waterfront to view the annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks display over the Hudson River, NJ Tranist will supplement existing weekend/holiday rail service with additional trains to and from Hoboken Terminal before and after the event. Certain trains will depart from Hoboken Terminal later than their scheduled times following the event.

  • Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will operate additional trips between Tonnelle Avenue and Hoboken starting after 4 p.m.
  • Also on July 4, extra trips will operate to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal on selected bus routes.

Detailed service information is available at njtransit.com/fireworks.

NJ Transit is reminding customers that the Hudson County Office of Emergency Management has announced that due to security concerns in the wake of the Boston Marathon Bombing, those entering the public viewing areas for this year’s fireworks display will not be allowed to bring coolers or backpacks or other similar kinds of closed carry bags.


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