NJT, PATH plan extra service for Giants parade

February 6, 2012 12:54:47 PM PST
Transit agencies in New Jersey are adding trains and bus service Tuesday for fans planning to attend New York City's ticker tape parade for the Super Bowl-champion Giants.Traveling to the parade

Fans celebrating the Giants win can access the parade route from several NYC Subway stations, as well as PATH's World Trade Center Station.

Customers should use NJ TRANSIT's Trip Planner to get the best itinerary, by entering their starting location and using "World Trade Center" as their destination.

NJ TRANSIT customers can make convenient connections to PATH trains at Newark Penn Station or Hoboken Terminal, and to subway trains at New York Penn Station and Port Authority Bus Terminal.

By Train:

? To New York Penn Station: Customers traveling by train to New York Penn Station can connect to the subway for travel to locations near the parade route:

  • Take the (1) train downtown to Rector Street; or
  • Take the (2) or (3) train downtown to Park Place; or
  • Take the (A) or (C) train downtown to Fulton Street; or
  • Take the (E) train downtown to World Trade Center
  • From Newark Penn Station or Hoboken Terminal: Customers traveling by train, bus or light rail to Newark Penn Station or Hoboken Terminal should take the PATH train to the World Trade Center PATH station, located one block from the parade route. PATH fare is $2.00 each way.

    By Bus:

    To help transport customers to the parade, NJ TRANSIT will add extra trips on 18 bus routes for connections to PATH trains at Hoboken Terminal, and for connections to subway service at Port Authority Bus Terminal. Extra service will operate a few minutes ahead of regularly scheduled trips on the routes listed below. Customers should arrive at their boarding location about five minutes earlier than the departure time.

    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.

    The following routes will operate extra service:

  • 126 Hoboken - New York
  • 128 Boulevard East - New York
  • 139 Lakewood - New York
  • 158 Fort Lee - Edgewater - New York
  • 159 Fort Lee - New York
  • 161 Paterson - New York
  • 163 Ridgewood - New York
  • 164 Midland Park - New York
  • 165 Westwood - New York
  • 166 Dumont - Tenafly - New York
  • 167 Harrington Park - New York
  • 190 Paterson-Passaic - New York
  • 192 Clifton - New York
  • 193 Willowbrook - New York
  • 197 Warwick -New York
  • 199 Clifton - New York
  • 320 Mill Creek-Harmon Meadow-North Bergen Park & Ride ? New York
  • 324 Wayne Park & Rides - New York

  • Traveling to the Port Authority Bus Terminal: Customers traveling by bus to the Port Authority Bus Terminal can connect to the subway for travel to locations near the parade route:
  • Take the (A) or (C) train downtown to Fulton Street; or
  • Take the (E) train downtown to World Trade Center

  • Traveling to George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal: Customers traveling by bus to the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal should take the (A) train downtown to Fulton Street.

    Customer Travel Tips

  • For schedule and fare information, visit www.njtransit.com before starting your trip.
  • Purchase round-trip tickets at your boarding location to speed your return trip. You will save $5 by purchasing your tickets from a TVM or a ticket window instead of onboard the train.
  • Travel after 9 a.m. to avoid the busy morning travel period.
  • Parking at many stations is limited during midday hours. Consider having someone drop you off at the station.

    PATH ADDITIONAL SERVICE

    PATH will provide additional midday service to the World Trade Center on Tuesday, February 7, to accommodate fans attending the ticker-tape parade for the Super Bowl Champion Giants, scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. on lower Broadway.

    PATH will extend morning rush-hour service on the Newark-to-World Trade Center and Hoboken-to-World Trade Center routes from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. On the Newark-to-World Trade Center route, trains will run approximately every 5 minutes during the midday period, compared to every 15 minutes during a normal schedule. On the Hoboken-to-World Trade Center route, trains will run every 6 minutes during the midday period, compared to every 12 minutes during a normal schedule.

    Additional Port Authority Police and PATH customer service personnel will be in PATH stations and at the World Trade Center Station to assist passengers.

    PATH's World Trade Center Station is located a block from the parade route on Broadway.

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