New Jersey Transit's board of directors has given final approval to an average 9 percent fare increase for bus and train riders that will take effect in October.

Composite picture of a NJ Transit bus and train. (Bus: YouTube. Train: Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)

The plan includes fare hikes and service adjustments along with outright cancellation of some service. No changes were proposed to Light Rail service.

Train Riders:

  • Elimination of late night trains from Hoboken on the Passack Valley Line (12:45 a.m.) and Montclair-Boonton line (1:35 a.m.)
  • One-way fares between Trenton and New York would rise from $15.50 to $16.75. A monthly ticket would increase 9 percent, from $440 to $480.

Bus Riders

  • Elimination of service between Freehold and Six Flags Great Adventure, Philadelphia and Six Flags Great Adventure
  • Elimination of service between Princeton and Plainsboro. Alternate: the #605 in Princeton and #600 in Plainsboro
  • Reduction in service on the #872 bus in Morristown on Route 10 between Mack-Cali in Parsippany and the Livingston Mall. Alternative service available between Hanover/East Hanover and the mall as well as Morristown and the mall
  • Reduction in service on the #419 between Riverside and Burlington City Alternate: service between the same stations provided on the River Line light rail.
  • Elimination of evening service after 9:30 p.m. between Woodbury and Avandale Park-Ride