NJ TRANSIT Light Rail Validators Pilot Program – Effective Immediately

Effective immediately, new platform validators will be piloted at Newark Light Rail’s Orange Street and Grove Street stations as part of a NJ TRANSIT’s Fare Modernization Program.

During this time, customers boarding at Orange and Grove streets will scan their barcoded ticket face up on the validator, and in turn, the ticket will be validated for use on the Light Rail. 

Customers using the new light rail validators will no longer need to “time-stamp” their tickets in the older validator machines but may see Fare Enforcement Officers performing inspections to ensure their scanned ticket is valid.

This pilot will provide essential feedback to NJ TRANSIT personnel prior to further deployment along all Light Rail lines.

Customers are encouraged to monitor Travel Alerts & Advisories, sign up for My Transit Alerts, download the NJ TRANSIT app and follow us on Social Media for the latest service information.

For more information and language assistance, please call NJ TRANSIT Customer Service at (973) 275-5555 between the hours of 8:30AM and 5PM daily.