AMTRAK TO SERVE AS A CRITICAL TRANSPORTATION LINK TO THIS YEAR’S “MASS TRANSIT” SUPER BOWL

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  • January 15, 2014

Cliff Cole

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Select Northeast Regional/Keystone Service to and from Secaucus, N.J.

NEW YORK – As part of Amtrak’s role in providing a critical transportation link to this year’s Super Bowl, and through an agreement with its partners at New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit), select Amtrak Northeast Regional and Keystone Service trains will be permitted to make special stops at NJ Transit’s Secaucus, New Jersey, transfer station prior to and following the Super Bowl.

Also, Amtrak will suspend all routine repair work in the Hudson River Tunnels for Super Bowl weekend, allowing for the two available tunnels to remain operational. In addition, the United States Coast Guard has granted Amtrak’s request to suspend all non-emergency opening requests from maritime traffic at the Portal Bridge in Newark, New Jersey, on the day of the game. Each of these measures will enhance the overall reliability of Northeast Corridor service between New York and New Jersey for those traveling to and from the game.

Amtrak passengers presenting a valid Super Bowl game ticket at Secaucus will be offered direct commuter rail shuttle service to and from the Met Life Stadium provided by NJ Transit. Amtrak has also designated game day volunteers to staff Penn Station in New York and the Secaucus transfer station to guide passengers to their destinations and answer any questions they may have about getting to and from the stadium.

“These travel options and other initiatives being implemented for this great event will make navigation to and from points on Amtrak’s busiest and most widely used route easy and safe,” said Mike DeCataldo, General Manager, Northeast Corridor. “Thanks to the efforts of the Super Bowl Host Committee and our partners at NJ Transit, MTA and Port Authority, this year’s event will be a unique and enjoyable experience for everyone who participates.”

Amtrak has additional information about activities lined up for Super Bowl Week, Game Day Preparedness and special train schedules into Secaucus Junction Station on its website, at Amtrak.com/48. Find out what it’s like to be a part of history – watch our “Super Memories 48” videos featuring football greats, Matt Light, Torrey Smith and Brian Dawkins, then book your trip to create your own Super Memories.

More than 400,000 visitors are expected to visit the region for game-related events and about 80,000 fans will attend the actual game.

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