Monday Commute: Extra, Free Buses Will Be Available From Holmdel and Woodbridge

An emergency bus plan has been put in place for NJ residents trying to get to points north on Monday.

As NJ Transit works to restore service, free emergency bus service from Holmdel and Woodbridge will be available from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

The buses will connect to ferries, light rail and workplaces in Hoboken, Weehawken, Jersey City and lower Manhattan. Free ferry service will be available from Liberty State Park Marina to Battery Park, but customer will be responsible for paying regular fares for other ferry services or light rail. 

In Manhattan, pick-up and drop off locations will take place at the following, designated Suburban Transportation bus stops: 

  • Greenwich Street between Battery Place & Morris Street.
  • Trinity Place between Rector & Thames Streets
  • Church St. between Warren & Chambers Streets
  • Church St. between Reade & Duane Streets


“While the hard working men and women of NJ TRANSIT have made substantial progress, the full restoration of service is still several weeks away,” said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director James Weinstein. 

“Our rail infrastructure is still heavily damaged and our rail capacity into New York Penn Station can only transport a fraction of our weekday customers.  These are extraordinary times, the busing plan announced today will help bring our customers back to work – and just a little bit closer to resuming their everyday lives.”

Normally, 63 trains travel into New York Penn Station during the morning peak. On Monday, NJ TRANSIT will only be able to operate 13 trains into New York during the peak – pending critically needed repairs to be completed by Amtrak. 

Holmdel, Garden State Parkway Exit 116 (PNC Arts Center)

  • Academy Bus to operate 130 buses from the PNC Arts Center from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. to:
    • Lower Manhattan
    • Port Authority Bus Terminal
    • Newark Penn Station
  • Academy Bus to operate 130 buses between 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. from:
    • Lower Manhattan
    • Port Authority Bus Terminal
    • Newark Penn Station

    Woodbridge (Woodbridge Center Mall)

    • Academy Bus to operate 20 buses from Woodbridge Center Mall to Hoboken Terminal from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. for light rail/ferry connections. 
    • Academy Bus to operate 20 buses from Hoboken Ferry Terminal to Woodbridge Center Mall from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For the travel information, customers can listen to broadcast traffic reports, visit njtransit.com, or access NJ TRANSIT’s Twitter feed at @NJ_TRANSIT.


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