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NJ TRANSIT OFFERS ‘EARLY GETAWAY’ SERVICE FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

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Kids Ride NJ TRANSIT Free All Weekend with Family SuperSaver Fare

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, NJ TRANSIT is kicking off Memorial Day weekend with “early getaway” rail and bus service on Friday, May 24 to accommodate customers escaping early for the holiday weekend. 

NJ TRANSIT is making it easy and affordable to have fun in the sun, with a variety of discounted summer savings packages. Memorial Day 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.

NJ TRANSIT is extending the Family SuperSaver Fare for Memorial 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 Memorial Day holiday weekend, the program will be in effect from Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m. until Tuesday, May 28 at 6 a.m. 

Friday, May 24:  

  • From approximately 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., extra outbound trains will operate, stops will be added, and select connections will be adjusted.  To accommodate the earlier ridership demand, select trains between 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. will be cancelled or combined on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast, Raritan Valley, Morris & Essex, Pascack Valley and /Port Jervis lines. Visit njtransit.com or see rail timetables for details.
    • IMPORTANT: Please note that the Pascack Valley, Main-Bergen County, Port Jervis, Morris & Essex, Raritan Valley and North Jersey Coast lines timetables dated October 14, 2018 remain in effect. Any shaded train shown as operating (or not operating) on November 21 and December 21 will also operate (or not operate) on May 24.  The Northeast Corridor timetable revised on May 12 shows getaway service for May 24.
  • 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.  

Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26:

Rail:

  • The Bay Head-Long Branch shuttle is enhanced to hourly service from approximately 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Bus:

  • Weekend shuttle service resumes between Toms River and Seaside Park on Bus Route No. 137.  The bus leaves Toms River at 11:25 a.m. with the return departure from Seaside Park at 6:25 p.m. This service runs every weekend and holiday through the end of June, when direct service resumes from New York on Bus Route No. 137 and Newark on Bus Route No. 67.  See schedule for details.

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.

Memorial Day, Monday, May 27

Rail:

  • Trains will operate on a weekend/major holiday schedule on all lines. 
  • The Bay Head-Long Branch shuttle is enhanced to hourly service from approximately 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Bus:

  • Bus schedules vary by route, customers are advised to check their timetables or visit njtransit.com for schedule information.  Many routes serving shopping malls will operate on weekend/holiday schedules.  Consult timetable for details.  NOTE: buses may be subject to detours and service delays for Memorial Day parades through various towns.  See njtransit.com for details.

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 schedule. 

Summer Savings 

  • Beach Packages:  Board a train anywhere on NJ TRANSIT’s rail system (excluding Atlantic City Rail Line stations) and save up to $5.50 on admission to one of four beaches — Long Branch, Asbury Park, Ocean Grove and Bradley Beach—by purchasing a Beach Package that includes round-trip transportation and admission to the beach. Packages are available for purchase at ticket vending machines (choose “Beach/Monmouth Park Packages” and select “Beach Package”) or at ticket windows.  Beach Packages will be available on weekends and holidays from May 25 through June 19, then daily through Labor Day, Monday, September 2.   
  • Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari or Hurricane Harbor:  Save up to $40 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 (PABT) in New York and Newark Penn Station.  

  • Monmouth Park:  NJ TRANSIT is offering a Monmouth Park package which saves customers $5.50. The package includes roundtrip transportation on NJ TRANSIT to Monmouth Park from any NJ TRANSIT rail station (excluding Atlantic City Rail Line stations), Grandstand admission and an official track program. The cost is roundtrip fare, plus $3.50.  

You must purchase your package from an NJ TRANSIT Ticket Vending Machine (TVM) or Ticket Office. This package is not available from train crew personnel or with the NJ TRANSIT Mobile App. When purchasing your package from a Ticket Vending Machine, choose “Beach/Monmouth Park Packages” and then select “Monmouth Park Racetrack”.  


Visit njtransit.com/summer for more information on NJ TRANSIT summer travel deals.

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 to shore points. 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.
  • Customers are encouraged to download or update the NJ TRANSIT mobile app to set up and receive customized service alert information via push notifications.  Visit the You Tube video for easy instructions on setting up custom push notifications.
  • Luggage:  Travel as light 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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