Posts Tagged ‘NJ Transit’

NJT makes official announcement of start of Meadowlands rail service

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

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As I first posted two week ago, NJT rail service to the Meadowlands will begin on July 26, 2009. New Jersey Transit made the official announcement of this today.

An excerpt:

NJ TRANSIT ANNOUNCES OPENING DATE FOR NEW MEADOWLANDS RAIL SERVICE

Rail service to major Giants Stadium events begins July 26
July 8, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEWARK, NJ – NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Richard Sarles today announced the official start date for rail service to the Meadowlands Sports Complex, which will provide a new, convenient travel option for customers via Hoboken Terminal or Frank R. Lautenberg Station at Secaucus Junction.

Rail service to major events at Giants Stadium will launch Sunday, July 26, for the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final championship soccer match.

“The startup of rail service to the Meadowlands Sports Complex is great news for New Jersey residents because it will be easier than ever to avoid roadway congestion and take our convenient public transportation system to world-class sporting and entertainment events,” said Governor Jon S. Corzine.

Though the official announcement was made today, NJT’s FYI monthly customer newsletter jumped the gun and announced it back in June.

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NJT Meadowlands Rail Service Begins July 26 2009

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

An article in The Star-Ledger has revealed that New Jersey Transit’s train service to the new station at the Meadowlands Sports Complex will begin on Sunday, July 26, 2009, for the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final match.

In other interesting news contained in the same article, the New York Giants have a connection to the new movie “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3”:

Lastly, the Giants invited us to a screening of “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3” at their practice facility this afternoon with about 40 of the players. The film, which comes out June 12, was co-produced by Giants co-owner Steve Tisch.

Meadowlands Rail Service Information on NJT Website

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

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Following last month’s release of Meadowlands Station rail service information by the MTA, New Jersey Transit has now posted information of its own.

As was also mentioned in recent news articles, the NJT webpage announces that service will begin in June 2009 for special events and that a season-long NJT travel pass called the “GAMEDAY PASS” will be available for $110. Additionally, NJT introduces us to the idea that Rail-GatingTM is the New Tail-Gating.

Source: BusChat

Meadowlands Rail Station coming along but when will it be done?

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009
Meadowlands Rail Station on March 10, 2009

Meadowlands Rail Station on March 10, 2009

I was at the New Meadowlands Stadium today, so I drove by the Meadowlands Rail Station to check on its progress. I’m not sure how to tell if it will be ready to open by this summer, so here are some photos for you to judge for yourself.

Yes, girls in pajamas at Penn Station until 7:00 PM today

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

As promised by NJ TRANSIT and the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, there *were* girls in pajamas!

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And guys in pajamas.

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They were handing out candy and brochures promoting the Philly Overnight® Hotel Package.

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I could really feel the love from the “PJ Love Patrol”. And here are the photos to prove it.


The grab and go…

paying for the bus and subway just a little bit faster

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

 

Hot on the heels of the announcement that PATH and two NJT bus routes will get a MasterCard contactless payment trial, it was reported yesterday that NYCT is expanding its existing Tap and go trial program in ways I never expected (I thought the trial would end and that would be that, but I’m being pleasantly surprised). It looks like you may be able to use a single contactless fare device on parts of NYCT, PATH, and NJT in maybe a year. Very cool.