New Sunday Service on Eight Routes; Service Levels & Trip Times Adjusted on Most Bus Routes to Align with Customer Demand
April 8, 2021
NEWARK, NJ – NJ TRANSIT has made adjustments to 178 bus routes in an effort to improve on time performance, connectivity and reliability for customers. As part of these improvements, a new pilot program brings brand new service on Sunday to eight routes, the Nos. 26, 58, 115, 154, 412, 457, 603 and 619. The addition of these new services aims to enhance the customer experience, especially for front line employees who use the No. 412 to travel to Inspira Medical Center in Mullica Hill, No. 457 that serves Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital, No. 603 that serves Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton and No. 619 bus route that travels to Hamilton Continuing Care.
NJ TRANSIT will also be offering new inbound 159X (60th Street Express) service. It will operate from Fairview (Anderson and Park Avenues) to New York as a pilot program. This program will be evaluated over the coming months.
Customers are encouraged to review new timetables at njtransit.com, as many trip times have changed.
Additional highlights of service changes:
- No. 48 will service Perth Amboy all day on Saturday and Sunday and Metropark all day on Sunday.
- No. 73 will service Newark Penn Station all day on Saturday and Sunday. Service previously terminated in East Orange on the weekends.
- No. 153 Weekdays: Service has been reinstated.
- No. 139: Late night service additions to improve weekday span and customer travel options (similar to the weekends).
- No. 160 Weekdays – all service will now begin/terminate in Elmwood Park.
- Nos. 408 and 409 Daily: At the request of our customers, service in Philadelphia will be now begin/terminate from the Greyhound Terminal on Filbert Street at 10th Street to improve service reliability and enhance the customer experience. Market Street, Broad Street and Vine Street are within a short walking distance of the Terminal. The bus stop on Race Street at 6th Street will continue to be served on all trips arriving in Philadelphia.
- No. 605 Daily: In Princeton, the current detour route via Bayard Lane and Paul Robeson Place will become the regular route. Service on Witherspoon Street between Nassau Street and Paul Robeson Place will be permanently discontinued.
- No. 608: In Ewing, at the request of local officials and the municipality, daily service has been extended to the Trenton-Mercer Airport and Homefront Family Campus. On weekdays, service to the State Police Headquarters will be provided throughout the day on trips operating via River Road.
About NJ TRANSIT
NJ TRANSIT is the nation’s largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 925,000 weekday trips on 253 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 166 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.
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