NJ TRANSIT supports and encourages bicycle access to its terminals, facilities and services by providing accommodations for customers using bicycles to the greatest extent possible. There is no extra charge for bicycles brought aboard NJ TRANSIT vehicles, access is allowed from all station platforms, and permits are not required.
Collapsible bicycles are allowed on all NJ TRANSIT trains at all times. Standard frame bicycles are permitted on many trains as described below:
- On weekdays – bicycles are permitted on all weekday trains on all lines except inbound trains that end in Hoboken, Newark or New York between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. and outbound trains that originate in Hoboken, Newark or New York between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. These trains will be designated by a bicycle symbol in public timetables. Trains on which bicycles are permitted may accommodate up to 2 bicycles on each single-level rail car and up to 8 bicycles on each multi-level rail car subject to crowding or the accessibility needs of other passengers.
- On weekends – bicycles are permitted on all weekend Raritan Valley, Gladstone, Montclair-Boonton, Main, Bergen County, Pascack Valley, Port Jervis and Atlantic City Line trains. These trains will be designated bike trains and will accommodate up to 12 bicycles per train. Bicycles are also permitted on all Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line and Morristown Line trains with the exception of trains ending in New York between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. and trains originating in New York between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Trains on which bicycles are permitted may accommodate up to 2 bicycles on each single-level rail car and up to 8 bicycles on each multi-level rail car subject to crowding or the accessibility needs of other passengers.
- On holidays and business days before holidays – bicycles are not permitted on trains (with the exception of the Atlantic City Line) on New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, day after Thanksgiving, Sunday after Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Bicycles are not permitted on the day before Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, but are permitted on the holidays themselves.
- Other times – bicycles are not permitted on substitute bus service during rail service outages.
- Train crews may limit bicycles onboard trains when trains are crowded or when they believe it creates an unsafe situation.
- Cyclists under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
- Tandem and motorized bicycles are not allowed on the train.
- Customers failing to abide by the safety requirements and outlined restrictions, or the direction of NJ TRANSIT officials, are subject to removal from the system.
For additional information, please visit the Bicycles on Board NJ TRANSIT trains webpage.