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NJ Transit Shifts to “Weekend /Holiday” Bus Schedule on Monday March 30th

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ,  Beginning Monday, March 30th, NJ TRANSIT will adjust its weekday bus service to a special schedule to accommodate essential travel due to the decline in ridership related to COVID-19.  Complete weekday bus schedules are available on njtransit.com by clicking HERE.

Also, beginning Monday, March 30th, bus service will no longer operate out of Vince Lombardi Park & Ride.  Customers should utilize the nearby North Bergen Park & Ride facility.

Due to the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 response, customers are strongly encouraged to sign up for My Transit alerts and activate push notifications on the mobile app to receive the latest status of the system.

“I am very proud of the nearly 12,000 NJ TRANSIT employees, particularly those on the front lines. These dedicated men and women are continuing to deliver the vital bus, rail, light rail and Access Link transit services that essential personnel like first responders, healthcare, childcare and grocery workers depend on,” said NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin Corbett. “We will continue to take any and all measures to keep our customers and employees safe while providing essential services for those on the front lines combating COVID-19.”

As an added precautionary measure to protect bus operators and customers, NJ TRANSIT has implemented rear-door boarding on all bus routes where rear-boarding is available. Seats near the bus operator have been taken out of service to allow for proper social distancing for the operator.  Customers are encouraged to use the NJ TRANSIT mobile ticketing app or purchase paper tickets prior to boarding to limit cash transactions with the bus operator. Travel should be limited to essential personnel only.

In addition to the bus schedule adjustments, on Wednesday, March 25th, previously announced service changes on light rail went into effect.

  • Newark Light Rail weekday service is operating on a SATURDAY schedule
  • RiverLINE weekday service is operating on a SUNDAY/HOLIDAY Schedule
  • Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) weekday service remains on a regular weekday schedule

Rail continues to operate weekday service on a Presidents Day schedule with enhancements including the following additions:

  • Raritan Valley Line (RVL) service to/from High Bridge.
  • Service to/from Hackettstown.
  • Additional stops at Teterboro, Woodcliff Lake, Avenel, Garwood and North Elizabeth Stations
    • Important Note: The Presidents Day schedule does NOT include service at Jersey Ave. Station
  • Pascack Valley Line (PVL) rail service is on a special weekday schedule to accommodate added stops at Teterboro and Woodcliff Lake.  Please visit njtransit.com or Trip Planner for more details.
  • Additional early morning trains on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) and the North Jersey Coast Line (NJCL).

Montclair-Boonton Line service west of Bay St. and Gladstone Branch rail service will both operate on weekdays only.

Customers should refer to the Presidents Day schedules in their printed timetables or in the PDF versions available online at njtransit.com. Please refer to the “Saturday/Sunday/Holiday” section in your schedule and look to the bottom of the shaded columns – anything operating on 2/17 refers to the Presidents Day schedule. These trains will operate in addition to all of the trains in the non-shaded columns.

Complete weekday rail schedules are now available at:

https://www.njtransit.com/sa/sa_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=ServiceAdjustmentTo&AdjustmentId=9792

Access Link customers can use their mobile phones to check ride status, cancel, confirm and text for estimated arrival times. Customers may also customize their notifications.  For additional information, customers can email ACES@njtransit.com or call customer service.  Customers are also encouraged to sign up for My Transit Alerts by clicking the link provided or visiting www.njtransit.com and go to the My Transit Alert section.

 

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