NJ Transit ready to kick off the NFL regular season at Metlife Stadium

Regular Season Rail Service Begins Sunday, September 11

Jets and Giants fans can skip the driving and parking with NJ TRANSIT’s rail service to MetLife Stadium. Beginning this Sunday, September 11 with the Jets hosting the Baltimore Ravens and continuing through the season, NJ TRANSIT will be offering train service on the BetMGM Meadowlands Rail Line to and from Secaucus Junction for every Jets or Giants home game.

Customers can take any NJ TRANSIT train that stops in Secaucus Junction, and then simply transfer to the direct BetMGM Meadowlands Rail Line to the Meadowlands Rail Station, located just steps from the stadium entrance.

Complete gameday rail schedules are posted on njtransit.com/MetLife closer to the event date.

Rail Service to MetLife Stadium

Penn Station New York to MetLife Stadium: There is no direct train service from Penn Station New York to MetLife Stadium. Customers may take any NJ TRANSIT train that stops at Secaucus Junction and then transfer to special Meadowlands-bound trains. Departure boards at Penn Station New York will display SEC on trains that stop at Secaucus.

Secaucus Junction to MetLife Stadium: For events with rail service, trains will operate between Secaucus Junction and MetLife Stadium. The start time for the rail shuttle varies based on the scheduled start time of the event. Please check njtransit.com/MetLife for complete rail timetables for each event.  During peak periods prior to an event with rail service, trains operate approximately every 10-20 minutes. Customers are advised to consult the rail schedule for the event to note when the final train leaves Secaucus for the stadium.

Hoboken to MetLife Stadium: There is limited direct train service from Hoboken to MetLife Stadium on select trains prior to regular season and playoff NFL games and other select events. At other times prior to an NFL game or at all times for other events, customers can take any Main, Bergen County, Pascack Valley or Port Jervis Line train to Secaucus and transfer to Meadowlands-bound trains.

Note: Customers traveling on NJ TRANSIT trains to MetLife Stadium should purchase their roundtrip tickets from their originating station TO MEADOWLANDS STATION to avoid delays boarding trains. Tickets purchased on the train will include a $5 surcharge for each ticket.

Rail service from MetLife Stadium

MetLife Stadium to Penn Station New York: There is no direct train service from MetLife Stadium to Penn Station New York. Customers must take trains to Secaucus Junction and then transfer to any NJ TRANSIT train traveling toward New York.

MetLife Stadium to Secaucus Junction:  For events with rail service, trains will operate between MetLife Stadium and Secaucus Junction. The start time for trains back to Secaucus Junction varies based on the time of the event.  Please check njtransit.com/MetLife for complete rail timetables for each event. During peak period following the event, trains will operate at least every 15 minutes on a load-and-go basis until the crowds dissipate, and then as needed. For evening events, please check your connection times at Secaucus to allow ample time to connect to the last train of the evening to your final destination.

MetLife Stadium to Hoboken: Following an event, there will be limited direct service on select trains from Meadowlands Station to Hoboken. At other times, customers must transfer in Secaucus.

Customers are strongly urged to plan ahead and carefully check rail schedules for service from Secaucus to Penn Station New York and Hoboken Terminal after the event. Download the NJ TRANSIT Mobile App for real time departures and schedule information. Plan your trip, buy and display passes and tickets and get real-time bus and train status for your trip with the NJ TRANSIT app. Mobile tickets include a barcode to scan for access through the fare gates in Secaucus. Select Meadowlands as the destination for events at MetLife Stadium.

Customers connecting with trains at Secaucus should check the train schedules and allow for additional time in order to make those connections and be aware of the times for the last trains from Secaucus to their final destination.

Important note:  The closer you are to the front of the line following an event, the shorter the wait time is for a train to Secaucus. Depending on the number of customers traveling by rail, and where you are on the line to board, that will determine your wait time to board trains from MetLife Stadium to Secaucus. In advance of events, customers are strongly advised to check the departure times of final train connections from Secaucus.

Travel Tips

NJ TRANSIT is the nation’s largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 925,000 weekday trips on 253 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 166 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.

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