Daily late night train to the Shore returns this summer

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    New Jersey Transit is restoring a late-night train that will travel between New York City and the Jersey Shore for the second summer in a row.

    The train will leave New York’s Penn Station at 1 a.m. daily, beginning June 26. Riders will need to transfer at Long Branch to continue heading down the coastline. 

    It will stop in Elberon, Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Bradley Beach, Belmar, Spring Lake, Manasquan, Point Pleasant Beach, and arrive in Bay Head at 3:22 a.m. 

    The service will end on Sept. 8.

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    In addition to the late night train, New Jersey Transit also offers two one-seat morning and late afternoon trains on its Shore Express line on weekends and holidays. One-seat trains are available between Bay Head and New York Penn Station during the weekday commute.

    Express bus service is also available during the summer to Wildwood and Cape May from Philadelphia and South Jersey, Atlantic City from both New York and Philadelphia, and Island Beach State Park from New York.

    Last summer, the transit agency offered a special beach pass package for Long Branch, Asbury Park, Ocean Grove, Bradley Beach, and Belmar. Riders received a beach pass when purchasing a round-trip fare for an extra $3.50.


    The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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