Learning a little Spanish might benefit
Although there is only one "primary" language in New Jersey and the USA (English), the city of Freehold really has two "primary" languages; English and Spanish. About half of the population, if not more, of Freehold is Hispanic, and many don't speak English, so in order to communicate with some local residents, and in some neighborhoods even with waiters, waitresses, and salespeople, it would benefit you greatly if you would learn a little bit of Spanish before going to Freehold. Along the main streets, most businesses are bilingual (people that work there speak English and Spanish, and all signs are in Spanish and English), however some restaurants and shops with Hispanic owners won't understand most English if any.
Figure out the Bus Terminal
A trip to Freehold will problably mean you will have to figure out how the bus terminal works, which to many people is very confusing. First of all, the bus terminal is located on Broad St. across the street from the 6-12 convenience store, just past the light at Throckmorton St., located in the old train station.
The bus station is located along a 1 block long busway, which is restricted to taxi and bus traffic. On one side of the busway, is the old train station, where a covered waiting area is provided. Inside the train station building, you can buy tickets, wait on cold days, and buy a snack for the bus ride. Across the busway from the train station is also a small waiting area, but it is not covered.
What confuses most people is what bus lines in what directions come in on which side; basically wher should they wait. For a guide as to where you should wait for your specific bus, please scroll down to the next comment.
Figure out the bus terminal (cont)
Here is a guide to which buses stop where at the Freehold Bus Terminal, so that you know where to stand to not miss your bus. The number represents the bus route number. Also, do not follow the signs at the bus terminal, because many are outdated and incorrect. Abbreviations: TO- Ticket office side (covered side); OS- side opposite ticket office/train station (uncovered side)
Northbound to Hoboken/Jersey City - TO
Southbound to Lakewood/Howell - OS
Northbound to Airport/Newark/Jersey City - TO
Southbound to Lakewood/Toms River - OS
Northbound to New York - OS
Northbound to Old Bridge/New York/ - TO
Southbound to Howell/Lakewood - OS
Westbound to Jackon/Great Adventure - OS
Eastbound to Red Bank - TO
Westbound to Freehold Raceway Mall - OS
Eastbound to Asbury Park/Neptune - OS
Westbound to Freehold Raceway Mall/Centrastate Hospital - TO
I hope this can help you in your travels!
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