NJ Transit to Offer Bus Service from Aberdeen-Matawan Train Station

Buses will take commuters to the ferries at Liberty State Park.

NJ Transit will now offer emergency buses to local commuters from the Aberdeen-Matawan Train Station during rush hour free of charge.

Beginning Friday, Nov. 9, the bus service will take commuters from the Aberdeen-Matawan Train Station to the Statue Cruise Lines ferries located at Liberty State Park.

The ferry shuttles commuters between Liberty State Park and Battery Park.

The buses will operate from 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. to accomodate the morning and evening rush hour.

NJ Transit personnel, including a bus dispatcher, will be at the train station.

Both the bus and ferry service are free of charge.

Ron Queler November 09, 2012 at 11:12 AM
What a bunch of f-ups....there were some very nice people from njt but NO busses. I should have known better.
debra November 09, 2012 at 01:27 PM
i drove past there,there was about 25 busses around 730
George Clark November 09, 2012 at 04:05 PM
how nice of the privately owned njt to lend us the buses the taxpayers paid for and are leasing to a few families for a dollar a year per bus. can anybody say saprano state loud enough? if you don't fight the mob they'll rob you to death. oh, look. they already are. tolls, p.authority etc.. etc..
SS November 09, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Has anyone here used this to get Manhattan? How smooth was it there and back? I've been working from home but work is starting to get a bit antsy about that and taking the bus or going out of metropark don't seem to appealing because of crowding and delays.
debra November 09, 2012 at 07:29 PM
i saw no one getting on the busses,the parking lot for the train station was empty,perhaps monday may be a bit different,but like i said there was about 25 busses and they were not the normal njtransit busses they were big tour busses.
Barzillai November 09, 2012 at 07:52 PM
A friend told us he was the only one on the bus he took this morning. I need more information about the time involved and what happens once I get to Battery Park. Last I heard everything below 34th Street was shut down, so if I need to get to Canal Street from the Battery, that could be quite a long walk. What are the potentials? I'd gladly take this system on Tuesday if I knew more about how often the buses and ferries were running and what my options will be once I land at the Battery.
Ron Queler November 09, 2012 at 10:57 PM
They were supposed to start 5:30am. Guess for njt that's right on schedule
NTF November 10, 2012 at 06:41 PM
I would also like to know more about this free bus/ferry service from Matawan to lower Manhattan. Do I need to buy a NJ Transit ticket? This seems too good to be true. Academy service from downtown Manhattan is very poor. Waited for a bus close to 45 minutes yesterday.


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