NJ Transit News – 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).
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.”
Meadowlands rail service to start back up July 26
NJ 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.