NJ Transit News – 7/9/2009

7/9/2009:

Trains for Giants Stadium events – plus the final stage of the Lackawanna Terminal renovations!

Ferry service coming back to Lackawanna by 2011!

Restoration of the Lackawanna Train/Ferry Terminal in Hoboken has been slowly taking place for several years now. In 2005, they completed various internal infrastructure repairs, and just last year many cosmetic improvements were implemented – the most notable being the fully restored Clock Tower (which was one of former Mayor Dave Roberts’ crowning achievements).

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Next on the list is restoring FERRY SERVICE:

“Today the NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors took action to advance a project that will return a portion of Hoboken Terminal to its original design, ultimately restoring permanent ferry service to the historic building and creating a new ferry waiting area for customers.

Construction of the ferry boarding area will be completed in the third and final phase, which will include work on the ferry service ticket offices and waiting area, passenger amenities, utilities, ferry barges and gangways. The overall project is expected to be completed in 2011.

At the project’s completion, the restoration of ferry service into the original slips will allow for expansion of ferry service and greater flexibility in providing commuter service to Manhattan, as well as improved customer convenience and operational reliability.”

See full press release here.

Meadowlands rail service to start back up July 26

nj-transit-to-meadowland-and-giants-stadiumNJ Transit 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.

Some other notes:

  • Train service to Giants Stadium will begin about 3 ½ hours prior to a major event or football game. After events, trains will depart frequently from the Meadowlands for up to two hours.
  • Events at IZOD Center will be served by shuttle bus connection from Secaucus Junction. Customers can use Meadowlands tickets on the bus.
  • For most customers, the fare to the Meadowlands will be equivalent to the fare to Secaucus Junction. The off-peak roundtrip fare to the Meadowlands is $7.75 from New York and $5.75 from Hoboken.

See full press release here.

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6 Comments on "NJ Transit News – 7/9/2009"

homeworld
Member

Here is what it said in story I was looking for:

“Mayor Roberts recently announced that he has entered into very preliminary talks with a mid-size cruise company to possibly bring a passenger cruise ship to the shore of the mile-square city.

While the mayor would not reveal what company he has been in talks with, he did say that he is excited about the prospects of possibly bringing a cruise ship to the city’s docks. A mid-size cruise ship would hold between 900 to 1,300 passengers.”

homeworld
Member

The new Meadowlands Stadium is located right here: maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sourc...645&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=16

It is near the entrance to the pedestrian walkway that goes over 120 to the Izod Center/Xanadu.

The Meadowlands Train Station is located right in front of the new stadium along Rt. 120.

prag
Member

Thanks Homeworld!

In response to homeworld who said:
The new Meadowlands Stadium is located right here: maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sourc...645&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=16

It is near the entrance to the pedestrian walkway that goes over 120 to the Izod Center/Xanadu.

The Meadowlands Train Station is located right in front of the new stadium along Rt. 120.

prag
Member

Does anyone know where exactly the Meadowlands stadium is? There are some photos below but I can’t figure out if the station is on the south side, west side etc.

http://www.railfanwindow.com/gallery2/v/TempByDate/2009-03-10/

blaueaugen
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blaueaugen

So just to clarify, the trains will be departing from the hoboken train terminal DIRECTLY to Giants Stadium? Or will it drop you off at Secaucus Junction and then have to take a shuttle to the stadium? if it’s going right to the stadium, that’d be phenomenal! no more worrying about getting parking passes to the game!

homeworld
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I remember a few years ago reading a story in the Hoboken Reporter than they were planning to make a slip for cruise ships at Hoboken Terminal… This was before the port in Bayonne opened. I wonder what the truth in that was, or if it was just poor reporting by the Reporter. Ghosts on the waterfront How Hoboken’s developing coast came to be Hoboken’s 12-story residential developments might not be rising on the city’s south waterfront if not for the introduction of “containers” – those orange and red traincar-like structures that pile up near the Elizabeth part of the Turnpike; the intermodal shipping units that caused the piers of certain port cities to fall into ruin. In 1964, new technology revolutionized the shipping industry. From 1964 to 1975, every port city in the country went through very dynamic changes. Shipping operations began traveling from piers traditionally located near central business districts, such as Hoboken and Brooklyn, to new seaports located on the fringes of the area such as Elizabeth and Newark. This was due to the new modern method of shipping freight in 20- and 40-foot metal containers on the backs of trucks. Since those containers could be transferred directly from trucks to ships or ships to trucks, fewer longshoremen were needed to actually unload and load boxes of goods. The development of “containerization” was fought vigorously by the International Longshoreman’s Association (ILA) because of the loss of longshoremen’s jobs. Pier workers commonly referred to the containers as “longshoremen’s… Read more »
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