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NJ TRANSIT PILOTS ONLINE TICKETING FOR SPECIAL EVENTS AT METLIFE STADIUM

Web ticketing option now available for rail trips between New York and the Meadowlands Sports Complex

August 13, 2012
NJT-12-067

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT is making it easier than ever for football fans and concert-goers to get to special events at the Meadowlands Sport Complex.  Starting today, spectators traveling from New York to MetLife Stadium via the Meadowlands Rail Line can purchase and print special train tickets online in advance—right from the convenience of their own homes.

“We are testing online ticketing as part of our ongoing effort to put technology to work for our customers to improve their overall experience on the NJ TRANSIT system,” said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director James Weinstein.  “Giving customers the ability to purchase and print tickets online in advance for football games and other MetLife Stadium events will enhance overall convenience for customers and reduce ticket lines at New York Penn Station.” 

NJ TRANSIT is offering the Meadowlands online ticketing option as a pilot program to test the functionality of the web ticketing application and evaluate the feasibility of expanding it to include other services.  The first phase of the pilot will be in place for the upcoming football season, which begins on August 18, 2012 and concludes in January 2013, as well as for other stadium events. 

The online ticketing option allows customers to purchase round-trip adult tickets from New York Penn Station to the Meadowlands Sport Complex only.  Up to eight tickets may be purchased in one transaction.

To purchase Meadowlands Rail Line round-trip tickets online, visit njtransit.com and go to “Ticket Options,” then click “Meadowlands Ticketing,” and simply follow the easy steps below:

  1. From the drop-down menus, select your event and the number of tickets you wish to purchase.
  2. Enter passengers’ first and last names, then click “Proceed to Checkout.”
  3. Enter your email address and billing information (select “Yes” to agree to Terms and Conditions).
  4. Click “Place Order” and click the link to print your tickets.

Customers will need to have their printed tickets available for a visual inspection by train crews onboard the train between New York Penn Station and Secaucus Junction.  In addition, tickets feature a 2D barcode that customers will scan at special readers to pass through the fare gates at Secaucus Junction.  Web tickets are valid only for the specific event selected.    

For schedule and fare information, visit njtransit.com or call 973-275-5555.

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NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 895,000 weekday trips on 260 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the second largest transit system in the country with 164 rail stations, 60 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.