New Meadowlands renderings show rail optionsBy
The new Meadowlands facility and a new NJ Transit station will sit in a verdant paradise of North Jersey.
The Yankees aren’t the only team in town getting a new stadium with a new commuter rail station attached to the project. Great news came today that the Giants’ and Jets’ new Meadowlands complex will finally, mercifully, be New Jersey Transit-accessible.
The new Meadowlands facility had its grand unveiling today. The various pictures of the 82,000-seat make it look like another state-of-the-art sports stadium for the New York metropolitan area, but do we at Second Ave. Sagas really care about the look of the stadium? Of course not. We want the juicy transit information.
The Times comes through in today’s article detailing the project:
Just outside the stadium is the location for a railway station — which connects the Meadowlands to the Pascack Valley Line of New Jersey Transit — that is expected to be completed in 2009. The addition of the rail station is similar to the plan to bring a Metro-North stop to the new Yankee Stadium.
Hallelujah! No more endless waits at the Lincoln Tunnel trying to get to New Jersey in time for kick-off. No more mad dashes through the stadium in an effort to beat the traffic back to New York.
For thousands of Jets and Giants fans who live in New York and points east, we are saved from our cars. We’re finally getting New Jersey Transit access to our football teams. When this station is completed, all of the city’s big sports arenas — the Meadowlands, Yankee Stadium, Shea Stadium, Madison Square Garden — will sit next to commuter rail stations. As Gary of Brooklyn Streets noted, some good will come out of a stadium plan. And that is great news for us rail fans.