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Park free at Grove Street Station Sat./Sun. starting March 16

March 13, 2013

NEWARK, NJ — Starting this Saturday March 16, 2013, NJ TRANSIT will offer free parking on weekends for Newark Light Rail customers at Grove Street Station in Bloomfield. 


“Last month, we began offering free parking on Saturdays and Sundays at Hudson-Bergen Light Rail park/rides and wanted to extend the same offer to our Newark Light Rail customers,” said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director James Weinstein.  “This provides extra incentive for people to get out of their cars and onto Newark Light Rail, which offers connections to buses and trains at two major transit hubs.” 


In February, NJ TRANSIT implemented free Saturday/Sunday parking at five Hudson-Bergen Light Rail stations as part of a one-year pilot program aimed at encouraging use of the light rail system and increasing weekend ridership. 


Customers will be able to take advantage of free parking from 12:01 a.m. on Saturdays until the end of the service day on Sundays at Grove Street Station. 


For Newark Light Rail schedules, fares or information, visit or call 973-275-5555.  


About Newark Light Rail


Newark Light Rail provides nearly 20,000 weekday trips between 17 stations in Newark, Belleville and Bloomfield. The system provides a vital link between employment, educational and cultural destinations in downtown Newark and the city’s northern suburbs, as well as NJ TRANSIT rail and bus routes.


In July 2006, NJ TRANSIT opened a one-mile extension of Newark Light Rail between Newark Penn and Broad Street stations, serving destinations that include the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium, The Newark Museum and the Broad Street commercial corridor.




 NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 895,000 weekday trips on 261 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 164 rail stations, 61 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.