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NJ Transit Guide: How to Make Use of the NJ Transit System

Are you in the process of relocating to the Garden State? If you don’t want to spend insane amounts of money on Uber rides then consider taking the New Jersey transit system. Our NJ transit guide will provide you with all the information you will need to get around Jersey in no time!

Whether you take the bus, train, or the light rail, this guide will go over the best ways to make your trips enjoyable. Keep on reading to find out more!

Riding the Bus

With hundreds of bus routes at your disposal, you may get nervous the first time you look up a bus route. However, the main website is very user-friendly and gives you quick access to all bus route information.

Before purchasing a bus ticket, some of the most important rules include no smoking, no eating/drinking, and no littering.

To purchase tickets, you have many options that include one-way tickets, round-trip tickets, discounted 10-trip tickets, monthly passes, and a variety of opportunities for students, families, and senior citizens.

All buses are also wheelchair accessible, and if you are sitting in one of those designated areas, you must get up immediately so the bus driver can help assist a disabled rider onto the bus.

Once you are on the bus make sure you stay behind the white line and do not get up from your seat until the bus is at a complete stop (you don’t want to go to stand up and fall in front of everyone).

Riding the Train

If you’ve never ridden a train before the New Jersey transit system is one of the easiest to learn. The first thing you should know is that it is advisable to purchase your tickets ahead of time because if you board the train without a pre-purchased ticket, there is a five dollar surcharge added on to the typical cost of the ride.

You can purchase your train tickets at the ticket office or ticket machine where cash, credit cards, and debit cards are excepted.

When you get to the train station with your pre-printed ticket, make sure you stand behind the yellow line until the train comes to a complete stop.

Following these steps will lead to a quick and safe ride to your next destination.

Riding the Light Rail

There are three light rail lines in New Jersey and to use the service, you must purchase the ticket in advance from a ticket vending machine. As a rider, you must follow the proof of payment system for the light rail.

You will need a copy of your ticket receipt, monthly pass, or time stamped ticket. All riders are subject to random inspections by the New Jersey transit employees on the light rail, so keep your proof of payment close to you.

It would be best if you also remembered to get to your station at least five minutes early to make your trip as smooth and efficient as possible.

How will the NJ transit guide help you?

Now that you have seen how helpful the NJ transit guide can be, what tips will you use while enjoying your time traveling in New Jersey?

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