NJ Transit schedule changes, new bus routes starting April 11

If you live in Hudson County and take NJ Transit, it’s worth reading this release about schedule changes starting April 11, including new trips that involve Hoboken, Weehawken, etc.:

NJ TRANSIT is adding trips to four bus routes to help meet demand and reduce wait times between trips, and is making adjustments to numerous other routes to improve reliability and convenience for customers as part of a systemwide bus timetable change that takes effect April 11, 2009.

“This schedule change follows a comprehensive review of ridership trends on our bus service around the state,’ said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Richard Sarles. “These adjustments will help to improve service for our bus customers within the confines of a challenging fiscal environment.”

…A weekday afternoon trip will be added to the No. 85 route (Hoboken-Harmon Meadow-Mill Creek) to help alleviate overcrowding.

Seasonal service to Six Flags Great Adventure from New York and Newark on the No. 308 route and from Freehold on the No. 307 route begins April 4, with service on days the park is open to the public. Weekend service to the theme park from Philadelphia and Camden on the No. 318 route begins April 18.

Customers are encouraged to review new timetables available on their buses, at
NJ TRANSIT customer service offices at major terminals or online at www.njtransit.com.

Following are highlights:

Hudson County area

85 Hoboken-Harmon Meadow-Mill Creek: An afternoon trip from Mill Creek to Hoboken is being added to help alleviate overcrowding.
107 South Orange-New York: On weekdays, service reductions to and from Union City are being made to match ridership demand.
158 Fort Lee-Edgewater-New York: The schedule for weekend trips to New York will be adjusted to improve reliability.

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