Mass transit is your ticket to attend all things football this weekend
The MTA is altering its train, railroad and bus schedules in advance of February 2 in order to accommodate the festivities football fanatics are expected to attend, including the Big Game.
New York City Transit will be suspending Manhattan weekend track work during February 1 and 2, with the exception of the R train through the Montague Tube.
On Saturday, February 1, the MTA will run extra trains on the 1 line, and the S 42nd Street Shuttle will have a rush-hour level of service with three trains running to accommodate those who wish to visit Super Bowl Boulevard, a 13-block section of Broadway in Times Square that is expected to attract approximately 1,000,000 visitors, and where New York State will be strutting its stuff for visitors to see.
“New York State is proud to co-host Super Bowl XLVIII and we want to ensure that all of our visitors get the full New York experience by sampling our world class products and getting to know the unmatched beauty of our state,” said Governor Andrew Cuomo. “We are lucky to live in a place that has tourist attractions like none other in the world, especially in Upstate New York. The Super Bowl is our opportunity to show off our state and encourage all of our guests to visit the many locations across New York.”
On, February 2, those who are attending the Big Game can take trains, Fan Express buses and charter buses to what the MTA has dubbed the country’s first Mass Transit Super Bowl. Attendees will be required to show their game ticket at Secaucus Junction before being allowed to transfer to the MetLife Stadium shuttle train.
From Penn Station, ticket holders can catch NJ Transit trains to Secaucus, N.J., for a shuttle train ride to MetLife Stadium..
By subway, Penn Station is directly accessible via the 1, 2, 3, A, C and E lines. It is one block away from the D, F, N, Q and R at 34th Street-Herald Square.
As far as bus service, the M4, M7, M20, M34, M34A, and the Q32 will serve Penn Station.
Fan Express buses will depart for the game from six points in Manhattan, which are Battery Place (45 to Bowling Green), 6th Avenue (A C D F to W. 4th Street) Madison Square Park (N, R to 23rd Street) Grand Central/45th St (4567S/Metro-North to Grand Central), Waldorf Astoria Hotel (6 to 51st St/E to Lexington Ave) and Time-Warner Center (1ACD to 59th St-Columbus Circle).
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