NJ Transit offers extra bus service to N.Y. for St. Patrick’s Day Parade

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit will operate extra bus service on selected routes to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal on Friday, March 17, to accommodate customers traveling to the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City. Trains will operate on a regular weekday schedule. Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, Newark Light Rail and River Line will also operate regular weekday schedules.

Liquid containers of any kind, open or closed, will not be permitted on any train to and from New York and Hoboken on March 17. Beverages of any kind are prohibited at all times on board buses.

NJ Transit will have ambassadors on hand at Secaucus Junction, Aberdeen/Matawan, Middletown and Penn Station New York to assist customers.

To speed your return, purchase round-trip tickets at the start of your trip from bus operators inbound to New York or at ticket vending machines where available. Bus customers departing Port Authority Bus Terminal are reminded that tickets must be purchased before boarding the bus.

Allow extra travel time and plan ahead. Traffic congestion during the morning period and early to mid-afternoon hours before and after the parade may affect bus travel times to New York City. Customers should plan accordingly. Extra bus service will operate a few minutes ahead of regularly scheduled trips on some routes. Customers should arrive at their bus boarding location 10 minutes earlier than the departure time.

Customers traveling from Park/Rides at Allwood Road, North Bergen, Willowbrook Mall, Mothers and Wayne/Route 23 Transit Center are advised that parking fees still apply.

For schedules and fares, visit njtransit.com or call 973-275-5555.