NJ Transit to Offer Extra ‘Early Getaway’ Train Service Friday

New Jersey Transit will kick off the Memorial Day weekend with “early getaway” rail and bus service thia Friday, May 27, for commuters who are leaving work in the afternoon.

Extra trains departing from New York will operate on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast, Raritan Valley, Morris & Essex, and Port Jervis lines starting at about 1 p.m. 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. All light rail systems will operate on regular weekday schedules.

On Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29, the Northeast Corridor line will operate on a regular weekend schedule.  On Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, all trains will operate on a weekend/major holiday schedule.  The River Line will operate on a Sunday schedule.  Bus schedules will vary by route.

Visit njtransit.com for full schedule information.  Many routes serving shopping malls will operate on weekend/holiday schedules.  Consult timetable for details.

Save up to $5 on admission to one of five beaches— Long Branch, Asbury Park, Ocean Grove, Bradley Beach and Belmar—by purchasing round-trip train tickets and a discounted beach pass for one price at ticket windows or at NJ Transit ticket vending machines (choose “Beach/Monmouth Park Packages” and select “Beach Package”).  Customers can purchase the beach package at all NJ TRANSIT rail stations, excluding stations on the Atlantic City Rail Line. Beach Packages are on sale on the following four Fridays:  May 27, June 3, 10 and 17 at 7 a.m. and are valid throughout the weekend and on holidays.  Beach Packages will be available daily starting Saturday, June 18 and continuing through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5.

Beginning June 1, save $5 per person for up to four general admission, combo ticket, or all-access passes when you travel on  NJ Transit and show your ticket, pass or fare receipt at the Liberty Science Center.  General admission passes include live science demonstrations, hands-on labs, and a variety of daily activities.