As part of an initial phase of service to the American Dream mall, New Jersey Transit will operate express bus service from New York City and Secaucus beginning with the mall’s opening Oct. 25 and expanding three local bus routes beginning Aug. 31.
American Dream is scheduled to open after years of delays and some citizens have expressed concerns about traffic congestion.
Two bus routes will operate daily express service to American Dream every 30 minutes: a new route, the No. 355, from the Port Authority Bus Terminal and No. 356 from Secaucus Junction.
To provide transportation options for American Dream employees prior to the opening, three local bus routes – the Route No. 85, which operates from Hoboken/Union City to Secaucus; Route No. 703, which operates from Paterson/Passaic to East Rutherford; and Route No. 772, which operates from Hackensack to the Meadowlands – will expand their operating hours and include stops at American Dream beginning on Aug. 31.
These three bus lines initially will stop at the Racetrack at the Meadowlands until completion of the dedicated hub at American Dream and will continue operations once opened.
Route No. 772 will expand to include Saturday and Sunday service. Transit will implement the augmented weeknight and new weekend service effective Aug. 31.
To utilize Route No. 356 express bus service from Secaucus Junction, customers may travel on any rail line that serves Secaucus Junction or any of the five Transit bus routes that serve Secaucus Junction and transfer to Route No. 356 express bus for direct service to American Dream.
Transit will monitor any possible crowds at both Secaucus and PABT and ensure that demand is properly met with commensurate service.
The Oct. 25 grand opening of American Dream will feature the launch of the property’s indoor, 16-acre Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park and DreamWorks Water Park; North America’s first indoor snow sports center, Big SNOW Ski and Snowboard Park; the Ice Rink – an NHL‐size skating and hockey facility; and Angry Birds 18‐hole Miniature Golf experience, along with many destination retail shops.