NJ TRANSIT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL TRAIN SERVICE FOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP AT BALTUSROL
For Immediate Release: July 12, 2016
NEWARK, NJ -- NJ TRANSIT is gearing up to be a critical “link to the links’’ for thousands of golf fans attending the 98th PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, NJ, from July 25 through July 31. Reserve ticketing will be available for those traveling from Hoboken Terminal and Penn Station New York on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31.
“NJ TRANSIT has been working together with the PGA to provide a transportation plan that will support the needs of visitors attending the event,’’ said NJ TRANSIT’s interim Executive Director Dennis Martin. “We encourage those utilizing NJ TRANSIT for their travel to the tournament on the weekend to purchase the special reserve tickets and regularly check our website at www.njtransit.com/pga for up-to-the-minute schedule information. We look forward to welcoming the PGA and golf enthusiasts from around the world for the event.’’
Golf enthusiasts planning to attend the Championship on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31, may purchase reserved round-trip tickets in advance online for a specific train departing from Hoboken Terminal or Penn Station New York, for guaranteed seating. These tickets will be on sale until they are sold out. The web tickets go on sale Saturday, July 23, at www.njtransit.com/pga. Train tickets also can be purchased from ticket vending machines and ticket windows at train stations or on your mobile device through NJ TRANSIT’s mobile app using the MyTix ticket purchasing feature. Customers should purchase their tickets in advance of the event to ensure availability.
On Weekends, Kids Ride Free on NJ TRANSIT
PGA-goers traveling with children should note that on weekends, families riding NJ TRANSIT can save with the Family SuperSaver Fare, which allows two children 5 -11 to travel free with each fare-paying adult. In addition, up to three children 4 and under can ride free with each fare-paying adult at all times.
NJ TRANSIT will add additional train service from Hoboken Terminal and Penn Station New York to accommodate expected ridership increases.
Once visitors reach Summit Station, a PGA-contracted, private bus vendor will take them to the golf club. Customers should make note of the schedule for trains departing Summit at the end of the tournament.
Special train departure cards will be distributed to customers by NJ TRANSIT employee Ambassadors on hand to assist them during their travels to and from the tournament. Ambassadors will be at key stations within the system including Penn Station New York, Hoboken Terminal and Summit Station.
NJ TRANSIT Regular Customers
Our regular customers are asked to pack their patience as they travel on the NJ TRANSIT system during this time as ridership increases may cause crowding conditions. To avoid delays, round-trip tickets should be purchased in advance by using the MyTix feature in NJ TRANSIT’s mobile app, from ticket vending machines or at ticket windows.
To accommodate expected crowds, ongoing repair projects at the Summit Station will be cancelled during the week of the PGA Championship. Customers are encouraged to visit www.njtransit.com/pga for more details.
- Purchase round-trip tickets in advance to avoid potentially long lines.
- Purchase tickets online at www.njtransit.com/pga starting July 23.
- Use the MyTix feature on NJ TRANSIT’s mobile app for a seamless experience.
- Plan accordingly. PGA guests should familiarize themselves with NJ TRANSIT schedules and fares prior to starting their trip. Visit www.njtransit.com/pga
- More details about the 2016 PGA Championship can be found at www.PGAChampionship.com
About NJ TRANSIT
NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 938,500 weekday trips on 257 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.