The First Mass Transit Super Bowl

Don't expect to be Tailgating for the Big Game at Metlife Stadium

Super Bowl XLVIII has a lot of firsts. It is the first a Super Bowl is to be held in a cold-weather city, the first time that two NFL teams are hosting a Super Bowl [the New York Giants and the New York Jets], and the first Super Bowl where fans are encouraged to leave their cars at home.

New Jersey Transit is providing an unprecedented alternative to getting to the big game in what the Governor’s Office calls “the first mass transit Super Bowl.” According to a press release on New Jersey Transit’s website, Executive Director James Weinstein says, “Our goal at NJ TRANSIT for Super Bowl week is to ensure a world-class, seamless travel experience for visitors to the region who will be riding public transportation to the big game and other Super Bowl events”.

We spoke over the phone with New Jersey Transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder who said New Jersey Transit will put more trains on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line, and the Morris & Essex Lines on the days prior to Super Bowl.

On Super Bowl Sunday, fans can take trains that go directly to MetLife Stadium from Secaucus Junction from 1:40 p.m. until right before kickoff. New Jersey Transit will use “double-decker” trains to allow more people to board at one time.

Will New Jersey Transit have extra security measures in place? You bet!

The New Jersey Transit Police Department is partnering with police departments in other towns to make sure fans, commuters, and employees are safe. If fans or commuters see anything that can hinder the safety of themselves and others, they should call the New Jersey Transit Police Department’s Security Hotline at 1-888-TIPS-NJT. Enjoy the game and be safe!

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Eddie Sullivan

I am currently a Junior in the Television and Digital Media Department at Montclair State University studying Broadcasting. My interests include watching sports, running, and spending time with friends and family.