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NJ Transit Offers Extra Service, Discounted Family Rates During the Holidays

For each fare-paying adult, two children age 11 and younger will be able to ride on NJ TRANSIT for free between Dec. 21 and Jan. 2.

Editor's Note: The following information is a press release from NJ TRANSIT.

NJ TRANSIT has announced additional service for the busy holiday week, along with a special extension of the Family Super Saver Fare that will give customers nearly two weeks of savings this holiday season. 

NJ TRANSIT’s Family Super Saver Fare, which allows up to two children 11 and younger to travel free with each fare-paying adult, will be in effect continuously from 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21 until 6 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, on all trains, buses and light rail lines. 

NJ TRANSIT will also offer extra service for the upcoming holidays to give customers more travel options, whether going to the mall for last-minute shopping or leaving work early to get a head start on the Christmas holiday.  New Year’s service information will be announced next week.

On Friday, Dec. 21, trains will operate on the current weekday schedule on all lines. Visit njtransit.com for detailed schedules. 

Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, Newark Light Rail and River Line will operate on a weekday schedule.  

Buses will operate on a weekday schedule.  Selected routes will be adjusted to match service with ridership demand, including early getaway service from the Port Authority Bus Terminal between noon and 4 p.m. to accommodate the heaviest travel, with less frequent service during the peak periods and later in the evening due to lower ridership. Early getaway service will also operate from the Jersey City Waterfront on the No. 64 and No. 68 bus routes. 

On Saturday, Dec. 22, trains and buses will operate on a weekend schedule.  Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will operate on a weekend schedule. Newark Light Rail and River Line will operate on a Saturday schedule.

On Sunday, Dec. 23, trains and buses will operate on a weekend schedule.  Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will operate on a weekend schedule. Newark Light Rail and River Line will operate on a Sunday schedule.

In addition, on Sunday, Dec. 23, service on the Meadowlands Rail Line will operate for the Jets/Chargers game at 1 p.m. 

On Monday, Dec. 24, trains will operate on the current weekday schedule on all lines. Visit njtransit.com for detailed schedules. Additional “early getaway” service will operate from New York Penn Station, Newark Penn Station and Hoboken Terminal starting at 1 p.m. on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast (to Long Branch only), Raritan Valley, Morris & Essex (from New York only), Pascack Valley (modified getaway service) and Port Jervis lines.  

Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, Newark Light Rail and River Line will operate on a weekday schedule.  

Bus schedules vary by route. Customers are advised to check their timetables or visit njtransit.com for schedule information. Selected routes will operate on special holiday schedules to match service with ridership demand, including early getaway service from the Port Authority Bus Terminal between noon and 4 p.m. to accommodate the heaviest travel, with less frequent service during the peak periods and later in the evening due to lower ridership. Early getaway service will also operate from the Jersey City Waterfront on the No. 64 and No. 68 bus routes.  Special holiday timetables are available on njtransit.com.

On Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, trains will operate on a weekend/major holiday schedule on all rail lines. Visit njtransit.com for detailed schedules.  

Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will operate on a weekend schedule.  Newark Light Rail and River Line will operate on a Sunday schedule. 

Holiday bus schedules vary by route—customers are advised to visit njtransit.com for details. 

On Wednesday, Dec. 26 and Thursday, Dec. 27, trains will operate on the current weekday schedule on all rail lines.  Visit njtransit.com for detailed schedules.  Additional New York-bound trains will operate between 10 a.m. and noon on the Northeast Corridor. Customers are encouraged to travel early, if possible, when ridership is light. Select morning peak period trains on the Northeast Corridor will not operate due to expected light ridership. 

Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, Newark Light Rail and River Line will operate on a weekday schedule.  

Buses will operate on a weekday schedule, with extra bus service to and from New York operating on selected routes after the morning and evening peak periods.  Customers are advised to check their timetables or visit njtransit.com for schedule information. 

On Friday, Dec. 28, trains will operate on the current weekday schedule on all rail lines. Visit njtransit.com for detailed schedules.  Additional New York-bound trains will operate between 10 a.m. and noon on the Northeast Corridor.  Customers are encouraged to travel early, if possible, when ridership is light. Select morning peak period trains on the Northeast Corridor will not operate due to expected light ridership. 

Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, Newark Light Rail and River Line will operate on a weekday schedule.  

Buses will operate on a weekday schedule.  Customers are advised to check their timetables or visit njtransit.com for schedule information. Selected routes will be adjusted to match service with ridership demand, including early getaway service from the Port Authority Bus Terminal between noon and 4 p.m. to accommodate the heaviest travel, with less frequent service during the peak periods and later in the evening due to lower ridership. 

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