Rail

N.J. Transit launches Meadowlands rail service

Posted on July 22, 2009

New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine inaugurated New Jersey Transit's (NJ Transit) new rail service to the Meadowlands Sports Complex, launching an era of travel convenience for the millions of residents and visitors who attend year-round events at the Meadowlands.

Dozens of officials and guests, including players from the New York Jets and New York Giants, joined the Governor for the train ride, which originated in Hoboken and finished with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Meadowlands Station.

"This line will play an increasingly important role in the development of green transportation practices by helping fans avoid traffic congestion, resulting in fewer cars on our roadways and reduced emissions," Gov. Corzine said.

The new line gives customers statewide rail access to the Meadowlands from 11 of 12 NJ Transit rail lines. Train service will operate frequently, approximately every 10 minutes to 20 minutes between Frank R. Lautenberg Station at Secaucus Junction and Meadowlands Station, both before and after major events expected to draw 50,000 or more spectators. These events include all Jets and Giants pre-season and regular season home games, major concerts at Giants Stadium and Gold Cup soccer.

NJ Transit will be able to accommodate about 10,000 customers traveling to and from an event on the new rail line.

The line and station are the centerpieces of a $213 million Meadowlands Railroad and Roadway Improvement Project funded by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, the New Jersey Department of Transportation, NJ Transit, and the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority.

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Ill. bill doubles fines for drivers who illegally cross railroad tracks

The legislation doubles the fines from $250 to $500 for a first offense and from $500 to $1,000 for a second or subsequent offense.

FTA's Flowers testifies on D.C. Metro rail safety oversight progress

Through a comprehensive Safety Management Inspection, three Safety Directives, two immediate action letters, and ongoing inspection and investigation activity FTA safety oversight is requiring WMATA to take numerous positive actions to improve safety for passengers and workers.

Siemens consortium to deliver 22 trains to Bangkok

Delivery of the first metro trains is scheduled in 2018, and the order will be completed in the following year.

Sacramento RT considering closing light rail line indefinitely

The agency opened its $44 million Green Line only four years ago; however, the line currently averages only 440 boardings a day with limited service, and costs RT $330,000 annually to operate.

L.A. Metro celebrates launch of Expo Line to Santa Monica

The 6.6-mile Expo extension runs from Culver City to Santa Monica and includes seven stations. Ridership on the new portion is projected to total 18,000 to 20,000 weekday boardings after the first year of service. The travel time from downtown L.A. to the Downtown Santa Monica Station is 48 minutes.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close