NJ TRANSIT ANNOUNCES TRAVEL OPTIONS FOR FAR HILLS STEEPLECHASE ON SATURDAY
October 12, 2015
NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT is offering special service between Hoboken and Far Hills to carry thousands of spectators to and from the 95th annual Far Hills Steeplechase at Moorland Farms on Saturday, October 17th. NJ TRANSIT’s Far Hills Station on the Gladstone Branch of the Morris & Essex Lines is located directly across the street from Moorland Farms.
Customers are advised that NO BEVERAGES WILL BE PERMITTED on any bus, train or platform or in station to and from Far Hills on October 17th. Customers are also strongly encouraged to purchase roundtrip tickets in advance to avoid lines.
Due to ongoing work on the Gladstone line, private carrier busing has been replacing rail service for the last several months. However, rail service will operate for race day only. After Far Hills has been cleared of the race patrons, bus service will again replace rail service so that work on the line may resume.
Customers purchasing one-way, return trip tickets from Far Hills Station will pay $20.
- Customers boarding at Far Hills on October 17th without a valid ticket or pass will be required to purchase a special ticket prior to boarding the train. The special ticket is valid until 11:59 p.m. on October 17th only for travel between Far Hills and any NJ TRANSIT rail station.
- On Saturday, ticket offices will be open special hours at Summit, Berkeley Heights, Lyons, Bernardsville, Far Hills, Gladstone, and Dover. See www.njtransit.com for specific times.
Schedule highlights include:
Service TO FAR HILLS from Hoboken / Newark Broad Street / Summit
- From Hoboken to Far Hills (direct service): first train 6:24 AM, last train 12:30 PM. At least one train per hour, and every 15-30 minutes from 8:30 AM until 10:35 AM.
- From Newark Broad Street to Far Hills (direct service): first train 6:40 AM, last train 12:47 PM. At least one train per hour, and every 15-30 minutes from 8:45 AM until 10:50 AM.
- From Summit to Far Hills: first train 7:14 AM, last train 3:14 PM. At least one train per hour, and every 15-30 minutes from 9:15 AM until 11:15 AM.
- Until 4:00 PM, customers traveling to Peapack and Gladstone must detrain at Far Hills and board shuttle bus service at the intersection of DeMun Place and Dumont Street.
- After 4:00 PM, regular Gladstone Branch bus service operates between Summit and Gladstone (including Far Hills).
Service FROM FAR HILLS to Summit/Newark Broad Street/Hoboken
- Until 1:30 PM, regular Gladstone Branch bus service operates between Gladstone and Summit (including Far Hills).
- After 1:30 PM and until 8:30 PM, train service operates from Far Hills to Summit/Newark Broad Street/Hoboken. Customers traveling from Gladstone and Peapack during this period must take shuttle bus service to Far Hills station for connecting train service.
- Train service from Far Hills to Summit/Newark Broad Street/Hoboken: from 1:59 PM until 7:59 PM, at least one train per hour. Trains depart every 30 minutes (or as they are filled) from 4:25 PM until 7:00 PM. Last train at 9:59 PM. Some trains require a transfer at Summit.
- After 8:30 PM, regular Gladstone Branch bus service operates between Gladstone and Summit (including Far Hills).
Additional schedule information can be found at www.njtransit.com
Important Travel Tips
- Customers should afford themselves ample time to reach their final destination and use good judgment in their travels.
- Alcoholic beverages are NOT permitted on any train or platform or in any station to and from Far Hills.
- Due to anticipated high ridership, customers are strongly encouraged to purchase roundtrip tickets in advance to avoid lines.
About NJ TRANSIT
NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 895,000 weekday trips on 257 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 165 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.