New Jersey Transit seeks fix to rail delays at MetLife Stadium
New Jersey Transit is looking to address the hourslong waits passengers frequently experience when traveling by rail to and from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.
Officials announced Thursday that they have issued requests for proposals to companies interested in tackling the problem. The requests stem from a workshop held in 2019.
Trains were overloaded following the 2014 Super Bowl, forcing fans to wait for hours. A similar, though not as severe, bottleneck occurred in 2019 after a WrestleMania event.
Current rail service between the stadium and Secaucus Junction runs about seven miles through swampland and can only carry roughly 8,000 people per hour.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.