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NJ TRANSIT Offers Early Bird Discounts for Rail Service to Coldplay Concerts

By kbm0423 on
New Jersey

Fans attending the upcoming Coldplay concerts at MetLife Stadium this weekend can support the band’s sustainability efforts by taking NJ TRANSIT’s rail service to the stadium.  

To help advance the band’s eco-friendly initiatives on their “Music Of The Spheres World Tour,” NJ TRANSIT is offering a 25% discount to customers who purchase their roundtrip rail tickets in advance.  

On Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5, NJ TRANSIT will operate its convenient rail service between Secaucus Junction and MetLife Stadium.  

Customers can simply take any NJ TRANSIT train that stops at Secaucus, including from Penn Station New York, just one stop away, and transfer to the stadium shuttle train!

Customers who purchase their roundtrip rail tickets on NJ TRANSIT’s mobile app now through Friday, June 3, will receive a 25% discount by using the promo code COLDPLAY.  

The code allows customers to purchase up to two roundtrip tickets from any origin to/from the Meadowlands Station.  

Discounted tickets are valid for use only on 6/4 and 6/5. The promo code expires on Friday, June 3 at 11:59 p.m. Tickets can be purchased after that time at full face value.  

The discount promotion is valid for use only in NJ TRANSIT’s mobile app.

Rail Service to MetLife Stadium

View Meadowlands Station Rail service schedule HERE. Service TO Meadowlands Station FROM Secaucus will begin at 4:41 p.m. 

The final Meadowlands Station-bound train will depart FROM Secaucus at 8:17 p.m. The last train FROM MetLife Station will not depart Meadowlands Station any earlier than 1:00 a.m.

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.

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: Rail service will depart Secaucus Junction for MetLife Stadium beginning at 4:41 p.m., then approximately every 10-15 minutes, with the last Stadium-bound trains departing Secaucus just after 8:17 p.m.

Hoboken to MetLife Stadium: There are no direct trains from Hoboken to MetLife Stadium. Customers can take any Main, Bergen County, Pascack Valley, or Port Jervis Line train to Secaucus and transfer to Meadowlands-bound trains.

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:  Trains will operate once an hour, beginning at 5:39 p.m. through 9:24 p.m. Then, following the event, trains will run every 10 minutes on a load-and-go basis until the crowds dissipate, and then every 15 to 20 minutes as needed until 1:00 a.m. The last train is scheduled to depart from MetLife Stadium at 1:00 a.m. Please check your connection times at Secaucus to allow ample time to connect to the last train of the evening to your final destination.

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. 

There will be limited direct service from Meadowlands Station to Hoboken following 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. 

Due to various ongoing weekend projects, trains operating on the upper level of Secaucus Station (continuing to New York or toward Trenton, Long Branch/Bay Head and Dover) may not be able to hold at Secaucus beyond their scheduled departure times.

Important note: The closer you are to the front of the line following the concert, 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 the concerts, customers are strongly advised to check the departure times of final train connections from Secaucus.

Travel Tips

  • Purchase roundtrip tickets in advance to avoid potentially long lines.
  • Use  NJ TRANSIT’s mobile app for a seamless travel experience.
  • Plan accordingly. Customers should familiarize themselves with NJ TRANSIT schedules and fares prior to starting their trip. To see the schedules and fare information, visit www.njtransit.com.
  • Customers should download the latest version of the NJ TRANSIT mobile app and customize service alert notifications available via push notifications.
  • A clear bag policy is in effect for the concert. For more information on the bag policy and permitted/prohibited items, visit www.metlifestadium.com.
  • Stay connected to NJ TRANSIT social media during your commute.