Planning to watch the ball drop in NYC on New Year’s Eve? NJ Transit has released the following extended schedule for those who will be traveling to ring in 2013:
NJ TRANSIT will operate late-night trains after midnight on New Year’s Day, as well as special late-night bus service from Port Authority Bus Terminal to accommodate travelers returning home from midnight celebrations.
In addition, customers can continue to take advantage of NJ TRANSIT’s special extension of the Family Super Saver Fare, which allows up to two children 11 and younger to travel free with each fare-paying adult. Usually limited to weekends, the Family Super Saver Fare is in effect continuously from 7 p.m. Friday, December 21 until 6 a.m. Wednesday, January 2, on all trains, buses and light rail lines.
On Monday, December 31, 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. In the late evening, additional New York-bound trips will operate on the Northeast Corridor and Morris & Essex lines.
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, available on njtransit.com, 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. In the evening, additional service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal will be offered on selected routes from approximately 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. to accommodate customers traveling to New York for the festivities.
Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, Newark Light Rail and River Line will operate on a weekday schedule.
In addition, River Line will operate extended late-night service on New Year’s Eve and after midnight on New Year’s Day to accommodate customers attending the festivities on the Camden Waterfront. Special late-night trains will operate between Trenton and Camden, making all local stops.
Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will also operate some added late-night service on New Year’s Eve into New Year’s Day to accommodate travelers returning home from midnight celebrations.
After midnight New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 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, Tuesday, January 1, trains will operate on a weekend/major holiday schedule on all rail lines. Visit njtransit.com for detailed schedules.
Holiday bus schedules vary by route—customers are advised to visit njtransit.com for details.
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.
NEW YEAR’S SERVICE AT A GLANCE
Monday, Dec. 31
Extra midday NY-bound service on NEC
Extra late evening
NY-bound trips on the NEC and M&E
Early getaway service from New York and the Jersey City Waterfront on selected routes
Additional service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in the evening on selected routes
Extended late-night service on HBLR and River Line
Tuesday, Jan. 1
Special late-night trains after midnight on most rail lines
Weekend/major holiday schedule
Additional buses on selected routes from PABT after midnight
Schedules vary by route
Consult timetable or visitnjtransit.com
HBLR on weekend schedule
Newark Light Rail on Saturday schedule
River Line on Sunday schedule
- Check Schedules in Advance: Plan your trip online to take advantage of extra trains and buses.
- Travel Early: On December 31, NJ TRANSIT rail lines will operate on a weekday schedule. Avoid the crowds by traveling during the traditional peak-period (6-9 a.m.) when ridership is lighter.
- 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.
The above information is from NJ Transit.