The service, which consists of four new weekend express trains between New York Penn Station and Long Branch, is part of an overall expansion of the North Jersey Coast Line rail service that will begin June 2. In addition to the new express service, hourly rail service between Long Branch and Bay Head will also resume operations.
"NJ Transit is committed to making the trip down the shore quick, convenient and comfortable for the hundreds of thousands who will return to our world-class beaches and boardwalks this summer following Superstorm Sandy," said Transportation Commissioner and NJ Transit Board Chairman James Simpson.
NJ Transit is adding two new morning express trains from New York Penn Station on Saturdays, Sundays and on holidays. These new express trips will save customers up to 16 minutes off the normal trip, and will allow customers to change at Long Branch for service to Bay Head.
Two new evening express trains will also be added on Saturdays, Sundays and on holidays. These new express trips will save customers up to 17 minutes from their normal trip.
Hourly service for the summer season will resume between Bay Head and Long Branch on June 2, with 12 new trains added to transport customers to popular stops including Point Pleasant, Spring Lake, Belmar, Bradley Beach and Asbury Park.
Additional weekday service will also return to the North Jersey Coast Line starting June 2, including more trains operating between Hoboken and Bay Head.