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NJ TRANSIT OFFERS RAIL SERVICE TO GUNS N’ ROSES CONCERT AT METLIFE STADIUM AUGUST 5th

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East Rutherford NJ, fans planning to attend the Guns N’ Roses concert at MetLife Stadium this week can get there safely and securely by using NJ TRANSIT. On Thursday, August 5,
NJ TRANSIT will offer convenient and hassle-free rail service to/from Secaucus Junction and MetLife Stadium for the event.

“This will be the first major event at MetLife Stadium since the onset of the pandemic, and
NJ TRANSIT is well prepared with a service plan to get customers to and from the venue as efficiently and comfortably as possible,” said NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin S. Corbett. “After a challenging year-and-a-half, we look forward to helping all the Guns N’ Roses fans enjoy some great live music.”

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, some customers may be subject to extended wait times 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. A list of final departures from Secaucus by rail line, including service to New York, is available below for your convenience.

Rail Service to MetLife Stadium

View Meadowlands Station Rail service schedule HERE. Service TO Meadowlands Station FROM Secaucus will begin at 4:01 p.m. The final Meadowlands Station-bound train will depart FROM Secaucus at 8:37 p.m. The last train FROM MetLife Station will not depart Meadowlands Station any earlier than 1 a.m.

Note: Customers traveling on NJ TRANSIT trains to MetLife Stadium should purchase their round-trip 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 approximately 4:01 p.m., then approximately every 10-15 minutes, with the last Stadium-bound trains departing Secaucus just after 8:37 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 hourly beginning at 5:17 pm through 11 p.m. Then, following the event, trains will operate 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 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. Following the event, there will be limited direct service to Hoboken. 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. Select Meadowlands as the destination for events at MetLife Stadium.

Reminder: Due to federal regulations per the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), masks are required to be worn on all trains and buses and inside all stations & facilities. Masks are also required on train platforms & bus stops when distancing is not possible.

Customers connecting with trains at Secaucus should check the train schedules and allow for additional time in order to make those connections.

One thought on “NJ TRANSIT OFFERS RAIL SERVICE TO GUNS N’ ROSES CONCERT AT METLIFE STADIUM AUGUST 5th

  1. G n R?
    How completely fucking yesterday

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