NJ TRANSIT OFFERS FREE HUDSON-BERGEN LIGHT RAIL PARKING ON SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS
Five locations to offer free Sat./Sun. parking starting February 16
February 13, 2013
NEWARK, NJ — Starting February 16, 2013, NJ TRANSIT will offer free parking on Saturdays and Sundays at all five park/ride locations along the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail system.
“Free parking on Saturdays and Sundays is a great incentive for people to get out of their cars and hop on the light rail and explore,” said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director James Weinstein. “Customers will save more than just money—with convenient access to the waterfront and trans-Hudson connections, they’ll avoid traffic and save time as well.”
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 the following stations:
- 22nd Street in Bayonne
- 34th Street in Bayonne
- West Side Avenue in Jersey City
- Liberty State Park in Jersey City
- Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen
NJ TRANSIT is initiating the free Saturday/Sunday parking as a one-year pilot program aimed at encouraging use of the light rail system and increasing weekend ridership.
For Hudson-Bergen Light Rail schedules, fares or information, visit njtransit.com or call 973-275-5555.
About Hudson-Bergen Light Rail
Hudson-Bergen Light Rail provides more than 40,000 weekday trips between 24 stations in Bayonne, Jersey City, Hoboken, Weehawken, Union City and North Bergen. The system provides a vital link between waterfront destinations, NJ TRANSIT rail and bus routes, PATH trains and trans-Hudson ferry services.
The one-way adult fare on Hudson-Bergen Light Rail is $2.10. Discounted unlimited monthly passes are available for $64. Children, senior citizens and passengers with disabilities save 50 percent or more at all times. In addition, NJ TRANSIT customers holding a monthly or weekly rail pass, or a bus pass for two or more zones, can ride the system at no additional charge simply by displaying their pass.
Hudson-Bergen Light Rail opened in April 2000, connecting 12 stations along the first seven miles of the system—from 34th Street in Bayonne and West Side Avenue to Exchange Place. Later that year, additional stations were opened at Pavonia/Newport, Harborside Financial Center and Harsimus Cove.
In September 2002, NJ TRANSIT opened the Hoboken Terminal light rail station, providing intermodal connections to commuter rail, trans-Hudson ferry, PATH and bus service. The 22nd Street Station in Bayonne opened in November 2003, followed by the expansion of service north to 2nd Street and 9th Street in Hoboken and Lincoln Harbor in Weehawken in September 2004. NJ TRANSIT opened its northernmost stations—Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen and Bergenline Avenue in Union City—in February 2006, which also marked the start of full service to Port Imperial Station in Weehawken.
In January 2011, NJ TRANSIT launched service on a one-mile extension from the previous southern terminus at 22nd Street to a new 8th Street Station in Bayonne.
About NJ TRANSIT
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 second 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.