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NJ TRANSIT Celebrates Labor Day With ‘Early Getaway’ Service

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Ridgewood NJ,  NJ TRANSIT is kicking off the Labor Day weekend with “early getaway” rail and bus service on Friday, August 31 for the benefit of customers leaving work early for the last long weekend of the summer. To help speed the getaway, customers are encouraged to enjoy the convenience of purchasing tickets through the MyTix feature of the NJ TRANSIT mobile app [download].

Friday, August 31:

Rail: From approximately 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., extra outbound trains will operate on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast, Raritan Valley, Morris & Essex, Pascack Valley and Main/Bergen County/Port Jervis lines. To accommodate the earlier ridership demand, certain adjustments will be made from approximately 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., including cancelled or combined trains, added stops, and changed Secaucus connections. Visit njtransit.com or see rail timetables for details to find your best options.

Bus: NJ TRANSIT will operate extra buses from the Port Authority Bus Terminal and make select adjustments on more than two dozen bus routes starting around noon. Visit njtransit.com for updated timetables to find the most convenient bus for you.

Light Rail: All light rail systems will operate on regular weekday schedules.

Saturday, Sept. 1 through Sunday, Sept. 2:

Rail: All trains will operate on a weekend/major holiday schedule. Visit njtransit.com for the most up to date schedules and information.

Bus: Saturday and Sunday schedules will remain in effect with a few added buses to better accommodate holiday crowds. See schedule for details, or visit njtransit.com for updated timetables to find the most convenient bus for you.

Light Rail:

Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will operate on a weekend schedule.
Newark Light Rail will operate on a Saturday and Sunday schedule respectively.
River LINE will operate on a Saturday and Sunday schedule respectively.
Labor Day, Monday, September 3:

Rail: Trains will operate on a weekend/major holiday schedule on all lines. Visit njtransit.com for the most up to date schedules and information. An additional train will depart Port Jervis at 4:09 p.m., and will make all stops to Suffern, then will operate express to Secaucus and Hoboken.

Bus: Most bus service will operate on Saturday or Sunday schedules, with route 111 (PABT to Jersey Gardens/IKEA) and 139 (PABT to Lakewood) operating on special timetables available at njtransit.com. Visit njtransit.com for all regular weekend and special timetables.

Light Rail:

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/holiday schedule.

On weekends, kids ride free on NJ TRANSIT – Extended for Labor Day Weekend

Every weekend, families riding NJ TRANSIT can save with the Family SuperSaver Fare, which allows two children 11 and younger to travel free with each fare-paying adult. For the Labor Day holiday weekend, the program will be extended and in effect from 7 p.m. Friday, August 31 until 6 a.m. Tuesday, September 4.

Travel tips

Check Schedules in Advance: Plan your trip online or with the NJ TRANSIT mobile app to take advantage of extra trains and buses.
Allow Extra Travel Time: Traffic congestion during the long holiday weekend may affect bus travel times especially on routes using the Garden State Parkway heading or near the Lincoln Tunnel. Customers should plan accordingly.
Ticketing: Purchase round-trip tickets at the start of your trip to speed your return. Use the MyTix feature on the NJ TRANSIT mobile app, ticket vending machines or see a ticket agent, if available, to avoid possible surcharges. Bus customers departing Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT) are reminded that tickets must be purchased before boarding the bus.
Luggage: Travel as lightly as possible. Passengers with luggage or packages should use the overhead racks or designated luggage spaces. On multilevel trains, customers with large bags should use the mezzanine levels at the ends of each car.

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