By: Yuritza Arroyo
Jets and Giants fans can skip the driving and parking with NJ TRANSIT’s BetMGM Meadowlands Rail Line service to MetLife Stadium.
According to officials, beginning this Sunday night, September 10, with the Giants hosting the Dallas Cowboys 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 transfer to the direct BetMGM Meadowlands Rail Line to the Meadowlands Rail Station, located just steps from the stadium entrance.
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 BetMGM Meadowlands Rail Line 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 on the BetMGM Meadowlands Rail Line. The start time for the rail shuttle varies based on the event's scheduled start time.
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 on the BetMGM Meadowlands Rail Line.
Note: Customers traveling on NJ TRANSIT trains to MetLife Stadium should purchase 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 on the BetMGM Meadowlands Rail Line 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 on the BetMGM Meadowlands Rail Line.
The start time for trains back to Secaucus Junction varies based on the time of the event. Please check njtransit.com/MetLife Stadium for complete rail timetables for each event. During the 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.
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.