NJ Transit has relaxed its bike policy, allowing cyclists to access transportation at all of its stations.
Effective July 1, bikes are welcome onboard at all stations — most of the time.
Members of the North and South Jersey Transportation Advisory Committees got together for a Bicycle Policy Subcommittee to review the Bike Aboard Program, resulting in greater access to transit for those who prefer two wheels to four.
NJ Transit released the following highlights from its new policy:
Collapsible bicycles are accommodated on all NJ TRANSIT trains at all times.
Standard-frame bicycles are permitted on the Atlantic City Rail Line at all times and on other rail lines at all times with the following exceptions:On weekdays: Bicycles are not permitted on inbound trains that end in Hoboken, Newark or New York between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. Bicycles are not permitted on outbound trains that originate in Hoboken, Newark or New York between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. These trains are indicated by a Q in public timetables.On weekends: Bicycles are not permitted on inbound trains to New York between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Bicycles are not permitted on outbound trains from New York between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
On the following holidays as well as the business day before these holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day After Thanksgiving, Sunday After Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Bicycles are not permitted on the day before Rosh Hashanah or day before Yom Kippur, but are permitted on the prior business day and day of the holiday itself.
Other times: Bicycles are not permitted on substitute bus service during rail service outages.
Train crew members can use their discretion when allowing bikes on board.