Friday, July 17, 2009

NJ Transit opens Meadowlands Station, adds shuttle service

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An inaugural shuttle train will depart New Jersey Transit’s Hoboken Terminal July 20 bound for a new station at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, N.J. Dignataries, including Gov. Jon Corzine and NJ Transit Executive Director Richard Sarles, are scheduled to be joined by Robert Wood Johnson IV, owner of the New York Jets, and counterpart New York Giants owner John K. Mara, on the inaugural run.

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The train will travel on existing NJ Transit right-of-way from Hoboken to NJT’s Pascack Valley Line in Bergen County, diverging onto a new 2.3-mile J-shape spur looping back to the sports complex and terminating at the new Meadowlands Rail Station, where a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held.