EAST RUTHERFORD — Football fans attending the NFL’s opening game tonight between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys can avoid the hassles of traffic, tolls and parking by taking advantage of NJ Transit’s Meadowlands Rail Line service to MetLife Stadium.
The Meadowlands Rail Line connects to the Meadowlands Sports Complex from 11 of 12 NJ Transit rail lines, with service from New York and New Jersey via connections at Hoboken Terminal and Frank R. Lautenberg Station at Secaucus Junction.
On Wednesday, Sept. 5, rail service to MetLife Stadium will begin at 3:50 p.m. from Hoboken and 4 p.m. from Secaucus. The final Meadowlands-bound train will depart Hoboken at 9 p.m. and Secaucus at 9:10 p.m. The last train after the game from the Meadowlands Sports Complex to Secaucus and Hoboken will not depart Meadowlands Rail Station any earlier then 12:40 a.m.
NJ Transit is advising its regular rail customers to expect additional crowds onboard trains and at stations, and to listen for possible track changes at Secaucus Junction.
For specific trip times, train connections and return trips, visit njtransit.com/meadowlands and use the online Trip Planner.
NJ Transit is offering the following travel tips to Wednesday’s game:
- Purchase round-trip tickets in advance from any NJ Transit rail ticket vending machine or ticket window. Select “Meadowlands Sports Complex” as your destination. New York customers may purchase their tickets online at njtransit.com.
- Customers connecting from Northeast Corridor or North Jersey Coast Line trains must use their ticket to pass through the fare gates at Secaucus Junction. Each ticket will open the fare gate one time.
- Trains to the Meadowlands depart from the lower level.
- Plan your trip online at njtransit.com/meadowlands to get information on connecting trains at Secaucus Junction or Hoboken Terminal, specific fares and parking at stations.
- Customers are encouraged to plan ahead for the return trip—make sure to note your last train departure, especially if you are connecting at Secaucus.
- For schedule and fare information, visit njtransit.com or call 1-973-275-5555.