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November 30, 2007
Contact: Penny Bassett Hackett 973-491-7078

NEWARK, NJ — Customers who have been waiting for the right opportunity to try out the new weekend service on the Pascack Valley Line need wait no longer because—for the next two weekends—NJ TRANSIT is offering customers the ability to bring a friend on the Pascack Valley Line for free.

Customers simply visit to download a “guest pass” and present it when riding the Pascack Valley Line on the weekends of December 1-2 or December 8-9. The guest pass allows for complimentary round-trip travel for any customer accompanied by a fare-paying adult, and also allows the guest to transfer to other trains via Secaucus Junction.

For maximum savings, families can combine the bring-a-guest-free offer with NJ TRANSIT’s Family SuperSaver, which allows up to two children (11 and under) to ride free with a fare-paying adult. By combining both offers, a family of four traveling from Wood-Ridge could take a roundtrip to New York for $7.75—a savings of more than $18 off the full fare.

The bring-a-friend-free offer is only valid from New Jersey stations along the Pascack Valley Line.

As an additional incentive to try the Pascack Valley Line, NJ TRANSIT is offering a family prize package that includes tickets to the hottest concert this holiday season— “Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: The Best of Both Worlds” at the Prudential Center in Newark.

Dubbed the “Hannah Montana Dreamstakes,” one lucky winner will receive four tickets to the sold-out show courtesy of AEG Live, complimentary dinner for four at Spain Restaurant in Newark’s Ironbound section and roundtrip transportation on NJ TRANSIT.

The Hannah Montana Dreamstakes continues until noon EST on December 12, 2007. Customers can enter by printing out an entry form at and dropping it in entry boxes in Secaucus Junction, Hoboken Terminal, Newark Penn Station or New York Penn Station. No purchase necessary; visit for complete rules.

About the Pascack Valley Line

NJ TRANSIT launched weekend service on the Pascack Valley Line on October 28 with a full complement of 23 trips each Saturday and 23 each Sunday. In all, 121 new trips were added to the schedule each week, including new mid-day and late-night trips each weekday. The enhanced service was made possible by four new passing tracks that permit train travel in both directions throughout the service schedule.


NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing nearly 865,000 weekday trips on 240 bus routes, three light rail lines and 11 commuter rail lines. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 162 rail stations, 60 light rail stations and more than 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.