List of New Jersey Transit bus routes (1–99)

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Bus routes in the Newark area.
#5250 on the #80 in Jersey City.
#5313 wrapped for the gobus 28 at Newark Airport North Area.

New Jersey Transit operates or contracts out the following bus routes, all of which originate from Newark, Jersey City, Hoboken, or Elizabeth. Many were once streetcar lines. These routes are operated from garages in New Jersey Transit's Northern and Central Divisions, or by Academy Bus under contract.

Not included in the list of lines below is the Newark Light Rail system, which is operated from the Central Division.

Routes[edit]

Hudson County[edit]

Northern Division[edit]

The following lines are operated from garages in New Jersey Transit's Northern Division. All lines are exact fare lines. In this table, PSCT represents Public Service Coordinated Transport, a predecessor to Transport of New Jersey.

Destinations shown are for the full route except for branching.

RouteTerminalsMajor streetsHistory
6Journal SquareJersey City-Greenville
Merritt Street or Lafayette Loop
Ocean AvenueFormerly Lafayette & Greenville Bus' #3 Ocean Avenue line, later Red & Tan's #99 line.[1]
72Paterson Broadway Bus TerminalNewark PennBloomfield Avenue, Broad StreetPSCT started operating buses in 1927 and added express buses in 1951. Formerly 126/128.
74Paterson Broadway Bus TerminalBranch Brook ParkMain Avenue, Delawanna Avenue, Kingsland Avenue, Franklin Avenue or Union AvenuePSCT started operating buses in 1927
80Jersey City-Greenville
Gates Avenue
Exchange Place or
Journal Square (Weekday Rush Hours)
Seaview Avenue, Romar Avenue, West Side Avenue, Newark Avenue, and Montgomery StreetPSCT all service vehicles replaced Public Service Railway's Newark Avenue Line streetcars in 1938; replaced by buses in 1947. Formerly route 9.
81/81X
(X trips rush hours only)
Bayonne
1 Street and Avenue C
Exchange PlaceAvenue C, New Jersey Turnpike (X trips only), Ocean Avenue (full-time), Montgomery StreetPSCT all service vehicles replaced Public Service Railway's Greenville Line streetcars in 1937; replaced by buses in 1947. Formerly route 14/14X.
82/info
(weekday rush hours only)
Union City
Summit Avenue & Paterson Plank Road
Exchange PlaceTransfer StationSummit Avenue, Newark Avenue, and Montgomery StreetPSCT buses replaced Public Service Railway's Hudson Line streetcars in 1931. Formerly route 18.
83Hackensack TransferJournal SquareMain Street, U.S. Route 46, Tonnelle Avenue, Bergen Turnpike, Summit Avenue, and Westside Avenue
*(On selected Weekday Rush Hour trips only)
PSCT started operating buses in 1928. Formerly route 124.
84Journal SquareNorth Bergen
Nungesser's
Newark Avenue, Palisade Avenue, and Bergenline AvenuePSCT started operating buses in 1927. Formerly route 44.
85Hoboken TerminalSecaucus-Mill CreekObserver Highway, Paterson Plank Road, Transfer Station, Summit Avenue, Union Turnpike, Bergen Turnpike, Plaza Drive, and Harmon MeadowPSCT all service vehicles replaced Public Service Railway's Passaic Line streetcars in 1936; replaced by buses in 1947. Formerly route 15.
86Newport Centre MallBergenline Avenue
and 49th Street via
Exchange Place*
*Exchange Place on Weekday Rush Hour Only
Newark Avenue, Palisade Avenue, Park Avenue, Bergenline Avenue, Nungesser'sNJ Transit started operating buses in 1991, variant of the 84
87Jersey City-Greenville
Gates Avenue
Hoboken TerminalOld Bergen Road, MLK Drive, Bergen Avenue, Central Avenue, Palisade Avenue, Paterson Plank RoadPSCT buses replaced Public Service Railway's Jackson Line streetcars in 1947. Formerly route 7.
89/infoNorth Bergen
Nungesser's
Hoboken TerminalPark Avenue, Washington Street, Bergenline AvenuePSCT buses replaced Public Service Railway's Union City Line streetcars in 1949. Formerly route 19/26.

Contract operations[edit]

These lines are scheduled by New Jersey Transit, but are operated by Academy Bus under contract. In this table, PSCT represents Public Service Coordinated Transport, a predecessor to Transport of New Jersey.

RouteTerminalsMajor streetsHistory
2Journal SquareSecaucus JunctionKennedy Boulevard
County Avenue
Meadowlands Parkway
Bus route started by Hudson Bus Transportation Company
10Journal SquareBayonne
2nd Street
Kennedy BoulevardFormerly operated by Coach USA until 4/7/12. Assumed by NJT effective 4/8/12. Also formerly operated by Drogin Bus Company.
22Hoboken TerminalNorth Bergen
Nungesser's
Washington Street, New York/Bergenline AvenuesNorth Hudson County Railway Hillside line
PSCT began operating buses in 1924, 22 Hillside using 14th Street Viaduct
22XHoboken TerminalBergenline Avenue
and 49th Street
Observer Highway, Paterson Plank Road, 9th Street-Congress Street, Palisade Avenue, New York/Bergenline AvenuesRoute started on 4/8/06 to replace 89 service which was rerouted via Park Avenue.
23Port Imperial or
Hoboken Terminal
North Bergen
Nungesser's
Boulevard EastPublic Service Coordinated Transport began operating buses in 1924
88Journal SquareNorth Bergen
Nungesser's
Kennedy Boulevard or Central Avenue (off peak)[2]Bus route started by North Boulevard Transportation Company as their Route 1.

Central Division[edit]

The following lines are operated from garages in New Jersey Transit's Central Division. All lines are exact fare lines except for the 63, 64, 67, and 68.

Destinations shown are for the full route except for branching.

Central Division, Essex County[edit]

RouteTerminalsMajor streetsHistory
1Newark-Ivy Hill
Hudson County Correctional Center
Journal Square,
Exchange Place
Newark-Ironbound
16 Avenue, Market Street, Ferry Street/Raymond Boulevard, Communipaw Avenue (Exchange Place trips)
West Side Avenue (Journal Square trips)
Route 1 "X trips" between Ivy Hill and Newark Penn Station were renumbered to route 361 as of April 3, 2010. In this table, PSCT represents Public Service Coordinated Transport, a predecessor to Transport of New Jersey.
5Newark PennEast Orange18 Avenue, South 10 StreetPSCT all service vehicles replaced Public Service Railway's Kinney Line streetcars in 1936; replaced by buses in 1948
11Willowbrook MallDowntown Newark
(weekdays and Saturdays)
Newark Penn
(evenings and Sundays)
Bloomfield Avenue, Pompton AvenuePSCT began operating buses in 1929. Formerly route 114.
13Irvington Bus Terminal or Valley FairClifton
Clifton Commons, or
Clifton Industrial Park
Bloomfield Avenue (Clifton trips only), Washington Avenue(Clifton Commons Trips), Broadway, Clinton Avenue

PSCT all service vehicles replaced Public Service Railway's Broad Line streetcars in 1937; replaced by buses in 1948. Operation via Chancellor Avenue (former route 14) switched with route 39 in the 1980s.

"13J" trips via Joralemon Avenue to Garden State Cancer Center in Belleville have been eliminated, was replaced by "13C" trips to Clifton Commons via Washington Avenue in 2011.
21West Orange
Mississippi Loop
Newark PennMain Street, Market StreetPSCT buses replaced Public Service Railway's Orange Line streetcars in 1952. As a streetcar, this route operated into the Newark City Subway.
25/go25
(go25 peak service only)
Maplewood
(full-time)
Irvington Bus Terminal
(go25 trips)
Essex County Correctional Center
(full-time)
Newark Penn
(go25 trips)
Springfield Avenue, Wilson AvenuePSCT all service vehicles replaced Public Service Railway's Springfield Line streetcars in 1937; replaced by buses in 1948. Route 25 "X trips" between Maplewood and Newark Penn Station were renumbered to route 375 as of April 3, 2010.
26
(No Sunday service)
ElizabethIrvington Bus TerminalUnion Avenue, Liberty Avenue, Morris AvenueElizabeth-Union-Hillside-Irvington Bus Line began operating buses in 1927. Formerly route 6. Operation via Cherry Street in Elizabeth ceased with NJ Transit takeover.
27Irvington Bus TerminalForest Hill or
Bloomfield Center
(full-time)
Delawanna
(rush hours only)
Hawthorne Avenue, Broad Street, Mount Prospect Avenue, Franklin Street (Bloomfield trips only) Verona Avenue (Forest Hill trips only) Union Avenue, Kingsland Avenue (Clifton trips only) and Branch Brook Park StationPSCT all service vehicles replaced Public Service Railway's Mount Prospect Line streetcars in 1937; replaced by buses in 1948
28Montclair State University
(full-time)
Willowbrook Mall
(weekends only)
Downtown Newark
(weekdays and Saturdays)
Newark Penn
(evenings and Sundays)
Upper Mountain Avenue (Wayne trips only) Valley Road, Bloomfield AvenuePSCT began operating buses in 1926. Formerly route 60.
go28Bloomfield TerminalNewark International AirportBloomfield Ave, Route 1&9.All New NABI Buses, given custom paint job. Makes limited stops. Service via University Heights ended in 2011 due to budget cuts
29West Caldwell
(full-time)
Parsippany-Troy Hills
(rush hours only)
Downtown Newark
(weekdays and Saturdays)
Newark Penn
(evenings and Sundays)
U.S. Route 46 (Parsippany trips only), Bloomfield AvenuePSCT buses replaced Public Service Railway's Bloomfield Line streetcars in 1952. As a streetcar, this route operated into the Newark City Subway.
30North ArlingtonLincoln Park
(weekdays)
Newark Penn
(evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays)
Kearny Avenue, Broad Street, Elizabeth Avenue, Chancellor AvenuePSCT all service vehicles replaced Public Service Railway's Harrison Line streetcars in 1937; replaced by buses in 1948. Formerly route 39/48 Harrison-Union, and was part of the 39 until 2009.
34Newark PennBloomfield or
Montclair
Market Street, Roseville Avenue, Orange Road (Montclair trips only), Prospect Avenue (Bloomfield trips only)PSCT began operating buses in 1923
37Newark-Ivy HillNewark Liberty International AirportLyons AvenuePSCT began operating buses in 1923
39Newark PennMaplewoodKearny Avenue, Broad Street, Elizabeth Avenue, Chancellor AvenuePSCT all service vehicles replaced Public Service Railway's Harrison Line streetcars in 1937; replaced by buses in 1948. Formerly route 39/48 Harrison-Union; also formerly route 14. Northern section became the 30 in 2009.
40North ArlingtonJersey GardensDavis Avenue, Frank R. Rodgers Boulevard, Corbin StreetPSCT began operating buses in 1924
41OrangeNewark-Government CenterPark AvenuePSCT began operating buses in 1943. Formerly route 51. The original Route 41 Busses ran from Lincoln Park in Newark to Rutherford, via River Road in Harrison, Kearny, North Arlington, and then via Stuyversant Avenue in Lyndhurst. This routing was dropped in the 1980s.

Central Division: Union County[edit]

RouteTerminalsMajor streetsHistory
52
(No Sunday service)
SpringfieldElizabethMorris AvenuePublic Service Coordinated Transport (PSCT) buses replaced Morris County Traction Company streetcars in 1928. Cut back from Short Hills Mall to Springfield Center in late 80s. Formerly route 8 Morris Avenue.
56
(No Sunday service)
North ElizabethWinfield ParkBroad Street, Edgar Road, Wood AvenueBeviano Chartered Service began operating buses in 1916. Formerly route 44 Edgar Road.
57
(No Sunday service)
ElizabethLinden PlazaBroad Street, Elizabeth Avenue, Wood AvenueNJ Transit introduced the 57 as a variant of the 56 in 1994, to serve Linden Plaza; originally operated via Park Avenue and Linden Avenue
58
(No Sunday service)
Union County CollegeElizabethKenilworth Boulevard, Westfield Avenue, Bayway AvenuePSCT buses replaced Public Service Railway's Aldene Line and Elmora Line streetcars in 1924. Formerly route 28 Roselle Park.
59DunellenWashington ParkFront Street, South Avenue, Broad Street, Elizabeth AvenuePSCT all service vehicles replaced Public Service Railway's Union Line streetcars in 1935; replaced by buses in 1947. Formerly route 49 Union.

Central Division: South and west from Hudson County/Newark[edit]

RouteTerminalsMajor streetsHistory
48Woodbridge Center
(full-time)

Perth Amboy
(weekdays only)
ElizabethBroad Street (Elizabeth), Rahway Avenue, Inman Avenue (via Metropark), Roosevelt Avenue (via Carteret), Amboy Street (Perth Amboy trips)Transport of New Jersey buses replaced Public Service Railway's Perth Amboy Line and Carteret Line streetcars in 1933. Woodbridge Center branch of former 62 line once went as far as New Brunswick, numbered 134; later split off into the 810 line. Split from 62 line 9/1/12.
62Newark PennElizabethBroad Street (Newark), US 1&9, Jersey StreetRoute cut back to just Newark-Elizabeth 9/1/12, with southern portions going to the 48 line. Transport of New Jersey buses replaced Public Service Railway's Perth Amboy Line and Carteret Line streetcars in 1933. Woodbridge Center branch once went as far as New Brunswick, numbered 134; split off into the 810 line.
63
(peak service only, full service line)
Lakewood Bus TerminalLincoln HarborU.S. Route 9
(first dropoff southbound/last pickup northbound at Old Bridge Park & Ride)
NJ Transit introduced the 63 as a variant of the 64 in 2010. Operates non-stop between Gordon's Corner Park & Ride and Old Bridge Park & Ride
64
(peak service only, full service line)
Lakewood Bus TerminalLincoln HarborU.S. Route 9
(first dropoff southbound/last pickup northbound at Old Bridge Park & Ride)
NJ Transit introduced the 64 as a variant of the 67 in 2001
65
(peak service weekdays and Saturdays only)
Bridgewater CommonsWashington ParkRoute 28, Watchung Avenue, U.S. Route 22, Elizabeth Avenue, and Clinton AvenueSomerset Bus Company began operating buses in 1925. Formerly route 140.
66Union County CollegeWashington ParkMountain Avenue, Morris Avenue or Vauxhall Road, Salem Road, Liberty Avenue, Hillside Avenue, Elizabeth Avenue, Clinton Avenue, Washington StreetSomerset Bus Company began operating buses in 1925. Formerly route 141.
67
(full service line)
Toms River
Park and Ride
(full-time)
Seaside Park
(seasonal)
Newark Penn
(full-time)
Journal Square
(B trips only)
U.S. Route 9
Route 549
NJ Transit assigned the number 67 to the divisions of the 137 that did not serve New York PABT, in 1989.
68
(peak service only, full service line)
Old BridgeLincoln HarborRoute 18NJ Transit assigned the number 68 to the divisions of the 138 that did not serve New York PABT, in 1989.
95SpringfieldNewark PennInitiated March 3, 2014

Central Division: North and West from Newark[edit]

All of these routes originate from Newark Penn Station.

RouteOutbound terminalMajor streetsHistory
70Livingston MallClinton Avenue, Springfield AvenueTransport of New Jersey buses replaced Morris County Traction Company streetcars in 1928, line was cut back from Morris Plains in 1976. Morris Plains-Livingston Mall portion of route is now route 873 (former Morris County Metro #3).
71West Caldwell
Essex Mall
Market Street, Main Street, Mount Pleasant Avenue, Bloomfield AvenueDeCamp Bus Lines started operating buses in 1925. Formerly route 144.
73Livingston MallEisenhower Parkway, Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston Avenue, Northfield Avenue, Main Street, Market StreetDeCamp Bus Lines started operating buses in 1923. Formerly route 146.
76Hackensack Transfer
(full-time)
Lyndhurst
(rush hours only)
Hackensack Street
(L and X)
Moonachie Avenue
(M trips)

Ridge Road and Belgrove Drive
(except X trips)

McCarter Highway
(X trips)
Transport of New Jersey started operating buses in 1927 and added express buses in 1946. Formerly route 102; the 76X was formerly route 104.
78
(No weekend service)
SecaucusRaymond Boulevard, New Jersey Turnpike, and Meadowlands ParkwayNJ Transit started operating buses in 1984. Route 78 express trips were renumbered to route 378 as of April 3, 2010.
79
(No Saturday service, limited off-peak service)
Parsippany-Troy HillRaymond Boulevard, Market Street, Main Street, Interstate 280, New Road, and U.S. Route 46NJ Transit started operating buses in 1995 as a variant of the 29

NOTES

  1. The #71 and #73 do not carry local passengers between Orange and Newark Penn.
  2. The #79 only carries customers from Newark and the Oranges to/from Parsippany-Troy Hills.
  3. The #21 provides frequent service between Orange and Newark.

Central Division: Essex County crosstown routes[edit]

RouteTerminalsMajor streetsHistory
90Irvington
Bus Terminal or Valley Fair
Branch Brook ParkGrove Street and Franklin AvenueTransport of New Jersey started operating buses in 1929
92South OrangeBranch Brook ParkScotland Road, Day Street, Dodd Street, Glenwood Avenue, Belleville Avenue, and Franklin AvenueTransport of New Jersey started operating buses in 1924. Operation via James and Spring Streets in Bloomfield ceased in early 90s. Weekday/Saturday operation via Hoover Avenue and Joralemon Street was changed to operation via Belleville Avenue in 1996, when routes 93H/M were created and 94 was truncated between Bloomfield and Newark Subway; route 92H operates via Hoover and Joralemon on Sundays. Formerly route 20.
94BloomfieldLinden Railroad Station or
Union
Prospect Street, Clinton Street, Stuyvesant Avenue, Chestnut Street, and Roselle StreetTrackless Transit Company started operating buses in 1922. Truncated to operation between Bloomfield and Union/Linden in 1996 with creation of route 93. Formerly route 94/96.
96
(No Sunday service)
Newark
Roseville
Newark
Valley Fair
Roseville Avenue, 10th Street, 18th Street, and Fabyan PlaceTransport of New Jersey started operating buses in 1923. Ceased operation to Newark City Subway terminus in mid-80s (via 6th Street). Formerly route 6.
97
(No Sunday service)
East OrangeMontclairHalsted Street, Washington Street, Harrison Avenue, and Bloomfield AvenuePublic Service Coordinated Transport started operating buses in 1928. Formerly route 64.
99Branch Brook ParkHillsideHeller Pkwy., Mt. Prospect Ave., Clifton Avenue, Norfolk Street, Irvine Turner Boulevard, Bergen Street, Maple Avenue, and Hillside AvenueTransport of New Jersey all service vehicles replaced Public Service Railway's Clifton Line streetcars in 1937; replaced by buses in 1947. Formerly route 9. Extended from 7th Avenue, Newark to Branch Brook Park station 9/1/12.

Former routes[edit]

This list includes routes that have been renumbered or are now operated by private companies.

RouteTerminalsMajor streetsCurrent status
12
NewarkElizabethFrelinghuysen Avenue (Elmora Avenue originally)Transferred to ONE Bus. Merged into the 24.
24
ElizabethOrangeMain Street, Scotland Road or Harrison Street, Central Avenue, Broad Street (Newark and Elizabeth), Frelinghuysen Avenue, Newark Avenue, (East Jersey Street and Third Street) or (Elizabeth Avenue and First Street), Trumbull Street, Jersey Gardens BoulevardCurrently operated by ONE Bus (Coach USA). Scotland Road/Elizabeth Avenue/First Street division operates as Route 24A, while Harrison Street/East Jersey Street/Third Street division operates as Route 24B; alpha suffixes assigned 2006
31
NewarkMaplewood, LivingstonSouth Orange Avenue, Valley StreetFormerly operated as South Orange Avenue Independent Bus Owners' Association. Currently operated by ONE Bus (Coach USA).
32
NewarkMaplewoodMarket Street, South Orange Avenue, Prospect Street, Tuscan Road, Baker Street
36
NewarkArlington DepotBroad Street, Clay Street, Central Avenue, Grant Avenue, Belgrove Drive, Midland AvenueDiscontinued. Now (except for Grant Avenue segment) part of #76 line.
42
Irvington Bus TerminalWashington Park18th AvenuePSCT began operating buses in 1925. Discontinued 9/1/12.
43
Newark-Government CenterExchange Place or
Jersey City-Greenville
Gates Avenue
Harrison Avenue, Newark Avenue, Montgomery Street (Exchange Place trips only), Old Bergen Road (Greenville trips only)PSCT all service vehicles replaced Public Service Railway's Jersey City Line streetcars in 1938; replaced by buses in 1947. Discontinued 9/1/12.
44
NewarkOrangeScotland Road, Tremont Avenue, Rhode Island Avenue, Central AvenueCurrently operated by ONE Bus. When under NJ Transit operation, evening buses used to terminate at Erie Loop instead of Orange Rail Station; this routing ceased when Orange-Newark-Elizabeth Bus Company took over the route.
50
ElizabethNorth ElizabethFirst Street, Elizabeth Avenue, Broad Street, East Broad Street, Magnolia Avenue, North Avenue, Madison AvenueNorthern leg of this route absorbed by 56/57 line (to Virginia Street); southern leg merged into route 24 (Elizabeth Avenue, First Street, Trumbull Street). Was #30 First Street before Union County routes were renumbered in the 50s range.
54
SummitScotch PlainsSpringfield Avenue, Plainfield Avenue, Bonnie Burn Road, Park Avenue
61
NewarkMonmouth BeachNew Jersey Route 36Discontinued. Acquired from Academy Bus, then sold back.
75
Butler
Meadetown Shopping Center (peak)
William Paterson University (reverse peak)
Newark PennUnion Avenue, Ringwood Avenue, Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Route 23, Mt. Prospect Avenue, Interstate 280, Orange Street, and Raymond BoulevardPSCT started operating buses in 1929. Formerly route 15. Discontinued 9/1/12.
93
BloomfieldBranch Brook ParkBroad Street, Hoover Avenue, and Franklin AvenueNJ Transit introduced the 93 in 1996 to take over the portion of the 94 that operated between Bloomfield and the Newark City Subway bus transfer at Franklin Avenue/Branch Brook Park, as a two-branched route; route 93H operated via Hoover Avenue and Joralemon Street (former route 92 weekday/Saturday routing); route 93M operated via Montgomery and Mill Streets. Discontinued 9/1/12.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 6 Ocean Avenue bus route begins service February 18" (Press release). New Jersey Transit. February 11, 2008. 
  2. ^ http://www.njtransit.com/sa/sa_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=ServiceAdjustmentTo&AdjustmentId=8241

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