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NJ Transit Deals Through Jan. 3

Travel early this New Year's Eve.

NJ TRANSIT has announced additional holiday service along with a special extension of the Family Super Saver Fare, allowing up to two children ages 5 through 11 to travel free with each customer paying/presenting any valid fare. 

Usually limited to weekends, the Family Super Saver Fare will be in effect continuously through 6 a.m. Tuesday, January 3, on all trains, buses and light rail lines.  This extension is offered in addition to NJ TRANSIT’s policy which allows up to three children who are 4 years old and under to travel free of charge at all times with each passenger paying/presenting any valid fare.

On Saturday, Dec. 31, trains will operate on a weekend schedule, with additional New York-bound trips in the evening on the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast lines.  Buses will operate on a regular Saturday schedule on all lines, with additional service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal offered into the evening on select lines.  Visit njtransit.com for additional details.     

Throughout the New Year’s Eve festivities, extra police will be on hand across the NJ TRANSIT system to ensure the safety of customers.

After midnight New Year’s Day, Sunday, Jan. 1, special late-night trains will operate on most rail lines, and expanded bus service will be provided from the Port Authority Bus Terminal between midnight and 5:30 a.m. on selected routes.  Visit njtransit.com for details.

On New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, trains will operate on a weekend schedule.  In addition, service on the Meadowlands Rail Line is scheduled to operate for the Giants/Cowboys game. Buses will operate on a regular Sunday schedule.

On Monday, Jan. 2, trains will operate on an enhanced weekend schedule, with additional trains to and from New York/Hoboken during “peak periods” on the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line.

Travel tips

  • Check Schedules in Advance:  Plan your trip online to take advantage of extra trains and buses. 
  • Travel Early:  From Dec. 27 through Dec. 30, NJ TRANSIT rail lines will operate on a modified weekday schedule.  Avoid the crowds by traveling during the traditional peak-period (6 a.m.-9 a.m.) when ridership is light.  
  • Allow Extra Travel Time:  Traffic congestion during the holidays may affect bus travel times to and from New York City, so customers should plan accordingly.
  • Ticketing:  Purchase round-trip tickets at the start of your trip to speed your return.  Use ticket vending machines or see a ticket agent, if available, to avoid possible surcharges.  Bus customers departing Port Authority Bus Terminal are reminded that tickets must be purchased before boarding the bus.
  • 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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