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Meadowlands Rail Line offers frequent, convenient and affordable service to football games

October 7, 2011

NEWARK, NJ — Jets and Giants fans can get to the game the easy way by taking the Meadowlands Rail Line to MetLife Stadium.  NJ TRANSIT’s convenient train service lets football fans avoid the hassle and expense of driving, traffic and parking.


The Meadowlands Rail Line connects to the Meadowlands Sports Complex from 11 of 12 NJ TRANSIT rail lines, with service from New York and New Jersey via connections at Hoboken Terminal and Frank R. Lautenberg Station at Secaucus Junction.


Starting Sunday, October 9, the stadium will host football games nearly every Sunday through October, November and December.  The Meadowlands Rail Station is located near the MetLife Gate between the stadium and lot B.


Meadowlands Rail Line service for football games begins three and a half hours before game time, running every 10-20 minutes, then hourly during the game, and every 10 minutes after the game. 


For specific trip times, train connections and return trips, visit and use the online Trip Planner. 


NJ TRANSIT is offering the following travel tips:


  • Purchase round-trip tickets in advance from any NJ TRANSIT rail ticket vending machine or ticket window.  Select “Meadowlands Sports Complex” as your destination.
  • Customers connecting from Northeast Corridor or North Jersey Coast Line trains must use their ticket to pass through the fare gates at Secaucus Junction.  Each ticket will open the fare gate one time.
  • Trains to the Meadowlands depart from the lower level. 
  • Plan your trip online at to get information on connecting trains at Secaucus Junction or Hoboken Terminal, specific fares and parking at stations. 
  • For evening games, we encourage customers to plan ahead for the return trip—make sure to note your last train departure, especially if you are connecting at Secaucus.   
  • New York customers may wish to consider traveling via PATH to Hoboken Terminal, where they can get a one-seat ride to the Meadowlands.




NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 895,000 weekday trips on 240 bus routes, three light rail lines and 12 commuter rail lines. It is the third 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.