Rail Service to Meadowlands Starts

NEWARK, N.J. — N.J. Transit rail service to major events at Giants Stadium launched July 26 for the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final championship soccer match.

“The startup of rail service to the Meadowlands Sports Complex is great news for New Jersey residents because it will be easier than ever to avoid roadway congestion and take our convenient public transportation system to world-class sporting and entertainment events,” said Gov. Jon S. Corzine.

Trains to the Meadowlands Sports Complex will operate for select stadium events of 50,000 fans or more, including all Giants and Jets pre-season and regular season home games, major concerts at Giants Stadium, and Gold Cup soccer.  Trains will operate between Hoboken Terminal, Secaucus Junction and Meadowlands Sports Complex stations approximately every 10 to 20 minutes before and after events.

“The new Meadowlands rail link will deliver customers to the doorstep of the stadium, a convenient 23 minutes from Hoboken,” N.J. Transit Executive Director Richard Sarles said.  “With frequent event service every 10 to 20 minutes between the stadium, Hoboken Terminal and Lautenberg Station, people can also make connections to and from virtually every community we serve in New Jersey and New York.”

For smaller events, N.J. Transit will continue to operate shuttle bus service will continue to operate between Secaucus Junction and the Meadowlands Sports Complex.