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Select Bus Routes May See Significant Delays Following Lane Closures on Nearby New Jersey Route 139 Ramp After Fire



October 1, 2017

NEWARK, NJ — Beginning Monday, October 2, NJ TRANSIT is adding capacity to select bus routes and the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR)  due to anticipated traffic congestion near the Holland Tunnel as a result of lane closures and emergency repair work on the Rt. 139 ramp. Select bus routes may experience significant delays.


In anticipation of increased ridership on mass transit, NJ TRANSIT is providing additional capacity on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) between the West Side Ave. park-and-ride and Hoboken Terminal between 6:00-9:30 a.m. and 3:30-7:00 p.m.  This will provide additional capacity and more connectivity to PATH service at Exchange Place, Newport and Hoboken Terminal.


In addition, NJ TRANSIT is adding capacity to bus routes along the Route 9 corridor in/out of the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York in the morning and afternoon peak periods.  Customers may also use the North Jersey Coast Line rail service as an alternate but must purchase those rail tickets.  Customers are advised to travel before 7:00 a.m. or after 9:00 a.m. for optimal seating capacity.


Customers on the 120 and 64J bus routes are being advised to expect potentially significant delays in the morning and evening peak periods and should allow for extra travel time. 


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NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 944,000 weekday trips on 255 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 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.