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It looks like this holiday season we’ll need to pack patience when hitting the road. According to the AAA holiday travel forecast, more Americans than ever will be traveling this holiday season. Starting on Saturday, December 21 through January 1st, 115.6 million people will travel and more than 104 million will be driving to their destination.  With some information and kindness towards one another, your travels will be more fun and safer for everyone! Whether you are travelling or staying local, here a few tips and info to help you navigate the holiday season.

Driving tips

Before you hit the road, make sure you have everything you need, with this winter driving checklist and what to carry in your car list. 

On the road, do not drive distracted, stay alert, and slow down when driving in winter conditions, don’t crowd the snow plow, and move over when you see emergency vehicles stopped on the side of the road.

In case of an emergency, if you are stopped or stalled in wintry weather:  stay with your car while calling for help, put bright markers on your antenna or windows and keep interior dome lights on,  don’t run your car for long periods of time to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning, and keep your exhaust pipe clear of any snow.  More winter driving safety info available here.

Transportation services

NJ Transit

Bus Service

Sunday schedule on December 25th and January 1st: 409, 600, 601, 605, 606, 607,608, 609, and 613

No service on December 25th and January 1st: 603, 610, 619, 611, 612, and 624

Rail Service 

On December 24, early getaway trains, Dec 25 and Jan 1, weekend/major holiday schedule, Dec. 26, 27, 30, 31 modified weekday schedule. NJ TRANSIT is giving customers more than two weeks of continuous savings through a special extension of the Family Super Saver Fare, which allows up to two children 11 and younger to travel free with each fare-paying adult.  Usually limited to weekends, the Family Super Saver Fare is in effect for the entire holiday period, until 6 a.m. Monday, January 6, on all trains, buses and light rail lines. More details at njtransit.com.

Riverline – Sunday Schedule for Wednesday, December 25 – Christmas Day and Wednesday, January 1 – New Year’s Day

Bicycles permitted at all times

freeB – No Service on Wednesday, December 25 – Christmas Day and Wednesday, January 1 – New Year’s Day

ZLine, ZLine2 and Zline3 – Schedule updates will be available on our website http://gmtma.org/mercer-county-bus-service/

Route 130 Connection – No service on Wednesday, December 25 – Christmas Day and Wednesday, January 1 – New Year’s Day

On Christmas and New Year’s Eve the route 130 Connection bus last trip Northbound to Hightstown/East Windsor will depart the Trenton Transit Center at 4:15 PM. The last Southbound trip is the 5:20 PM from the 8 A warehouses.

Tiger Transit – service will be limited on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. More information available here.

Suburban –  Holiday schedules available here.

Ocean Ride – No service on Wednesday, December 25 – Christmas Day and Wednesday, January 1 – New Year’s Day

Ride Provide – No service on Wednesday, December 25 – Christmas Day and Wednesday, January 1 – New Year’s Day

 

Amtrak –Schedules available here 

AirTrain – https://www.newarkairport.com/static/ewr/pdf/ewr-airtrain-brochure-english.pdf

SEPTA 

December 24, City Transit Routes will operate on a Modified Weekday schedule

December 25. Christmas Day: Buses, Trains, and Trolleys will operate on a Sunday schedule due to the holiday

December 26 – 27, Buses, Trains, and Trolleys will operate on a Modified Weekday schedule due to the holiday

December 31, Additional Regional Rail Trains will be added to the schedule to accommodate customers attending the fireworks display in Center City

January 1, New Year’s Day: Buses, Trains, and Trolleys will operate on a Sunday schedule due to the holiday

PATH –December 25, Saturday Schedule, more details at panynj.gov

Other professional services

A1-Limousine

Enterprise

Stout’s Transportation

Starr Tours

 

We wish you Happy and Safe Holidays!

 

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