NJ Transit is starting up its summer shore service on the North Jersey Coast Line between New York Penn Station and Bay Head, and via bus from Philadelphia.

“Going ‘down the shore’ is a time honored summer tradition in New Jersey. So whether you’re traveling from North Jersey or South Jersey, New York or Philadelphia we are providing more options to get you to the fun in the sun,” NJ Transit's Interim Executive Director Dennis J. Martin said.

Dual-powered locomotives will be used on the express service, eliminating a transfer in Long Branch. The train will switch from electric to diesel to complete the trip to Bay Head.

The summer service includes:

        • Enhanced Saturday, Sunday and holiday weekend express: Starts Sunday, June 26 with four round-trip weekend and holiday express trains between New York Penn Station and Bay Head with stops in Secaucus Junction, Newark Penn Station, Elizabeth, Rahway, Aberdeen-Matawan, Red Bank, Long Branch, Asbury Park, and then all station stops to Bay Head.Also includes hourly train service between Bay Head and Long Branch.
        • Late Night Service: Runs through Sept. 9 with late-night shuttles departing Long Branch at 11:19 p.m. and 2:42 a.m. heading to Bay Head. In addition, there will be a 9:43 p.m. departure from Bay Head to Long Branch.
        • No. 316 Express Bus: The three-hour run from Philadelphia to Wildwood and Cape May begins outside Philadelphia's 30th Street station and runs to the Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden and the Gloucester Premium Outlets in Blackwood before continuing to Sicklerville, North Wildwood, Wildwood and Rio Grande.

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