PUBLIC TRANSIT FOR SENIORS & DISABLED PERSONS
NJ TRANSIT, PATCO, SEPTA, Amtrak, and many counties all provide accessible services for people with disabilities. These include buses with lifts and “kneeling” features, and elevators or ramps at certain train stations. Information below provides general guidelines. Please consult the carrier for more detail on these services.
Many NJ TRANSIT buses are lift-equipped and are marked on the schedule with a "W." Some routes require a reservation for a lift-equipped bus, which would allow a person using a mobility device to board. Call 1-973-275-5555 (same number for TTY) for a reservation.
NJ TRANSIT's Reduced Fare Program is for passengers with disabilities and senior citizens ages 62 and older. An application must be completed.
NJ TRANSIT's Access Link is for people whose disability prevents them from using existing local bus service. For information on how to apply for Access Link call 1-800-955-2321, TTY 1-800-955-6765 and an informational packet will be sent to you. To determine eligibility, an interview will be set up and an application filled out. If you are eligible to ride Access Link, you will receive an I.D. number. Those using Access Link must be within 3/4 of a mile of a regular bus route and follow the same hours.View NJ TRANSIT ticket vendors by county.
You may hail a bus at these locations along the designated bus route. In rural and suburban areas, where stops may not be marked, you can board a bus anywhere along the route if it is safe for the bus to stop. To hail a bus, simply signal to the driver as the bus approaches. When you board, tell the driver where you are going and deposit the required fare.
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Bus timetables: "Time points" listed represent the major stops. Buses also stop at locations along the route that are between the time points.Train timetables: Every station is listed, but trains will only stop at a station when a time is listed. If the space is blank, that particular train will not make that station stop.