Summer is only a few short weeks away & you know what that means, prime concert season. As always, the Meadowlands will be the host to many shows. Yesterday afternoon, the MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) announced it was teaming with New Jersey Transit (NJT) to provide 1 railroad ticket access to get to these shows. Here are the complete details:
MTA Long Island Rail Road announces a new round-trip joint (LIRR/NJT) ticket that will have its customers rocking on the rails. LIRR customers traveling to the upcoming Bon Jovi, Eagles, and Hot 97 Concerts at the Meadowlands can bypass the NJ Transit ticket line at Penn Station and buy their tickets at their home stations. The single-purchase, round-trip ticket is good for travel on the LIRR and New Jersey Transit (NJT) on concert days for the standard LIRR fare plus $10.50 for the NJT portion of travel.
Forget about traffic, bridge and tunnel tolls and parking. New Jersey Transit’s new rail line to the Meadowlands delivers concert fans to a new station at the doorstep of the stadium. Simply take a regular scheduled LIRR train to Penn Station and hop aboard a NJT train to Secaucus Junction Station. From there, NJT’s new Meadowlands shuttle train will bring fans directly to Meadowlands Station and the concert. In all, it’s about a 20-minute trip from Penn Station.
Meadowlands Concert Dates:
5/26/10 – Bon Jovi – 7:00 PM
5/27/10 – Bon Jovi – 7:00 PM
5/29/10 – Bon Jovi – 7:00 PM
6/6/10 – Hot 97 Concert – 7:00 PM
6/10/10 – Eagles – 4:30 PM
7/9/10 – Bon Jovi – 7:00 PM
Buying “Train to the Concert” tickets:
From any Long Island Rail Road station to the Meadowlands Sports Complex, tickets can be purchased in the following ways:
At Ticket Office or Ticket Machine:
Purchase a round-trip joint ticket to the “Meadowlands” Station for off-peak travel. The price is the standard LIRR fare plus $10.50 for round-trip NJT portion of travel. NJT one-way fare is $5.25. Since NJT does not sell the joint ticket, LIRR customers are advised to purchase the special round-trip ticket prior to boarding their LIRR train.
LIRR monthly ticket holders simply need to purchase an NJT ticket to Meadowlands at Penn Station at the NJT ticket windows or ticket machines before boarding.
• Remember, the LIRR and New Jersey Transit are not direct connections, so time your trip accordingly.
• After the concert, shuttle trains will run up to two hours as needed back to Secaucus Junction.
• The Meadowlands Stadium does not allow coolers or any oversized containers on their property.
• The Train to the Concert tickets are NOT VALID for any other Meadowlands event or travel.
• Please remember to take your tickets with you when changing trains.
xoxo Transit Blogger