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Super Bowl week transportation tips

The LIRR announced Thursday the railroad is adding

The LIRR announced Thursday the railroad is adding extra trains on New Year’s Eve and on New Year’s Day and banning alcohol for a 24-hour period. Credit: Howard Schnapp

Tips for getting around New York City and New Jersey during Super Bowl week, and how to get to the big game at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 2.


-- Parking at Metlife Stadium is by permit only and is limited to fewer than 13,000 spots. Permits start at $150.

-- The Port Authority will increase the number of New Jersey-bound lanes at its Hudson River crossings before kickoff on Sunday, including at the Lincoln Tunnel. It will reverse the pattern after the game.

-- Regular construction work at Hudson River crossings will be suspended for the week.

-- The only planned road closure is at the Meadowlands’ North Connector Road toward Plaza A.

-- Tailgating at the stadium will be prohibited, but fans can eat and drink in or near their vehicle, if parked in a permitted spot, as long as they stay within their parking space.

-- Broadway in Manhattan will be closed to vehicles between 34th Street and 47th Street while Super Bowl Boulevard is open from Wednesday until Saturday.


-- NJ Transit will increase service throughout the week before the Super Bowl and on game day, when 10-car service will be provided from Secaucus Junction to Metlife Stadium. Fans must present a Super Bowl ticket to be alllowed onto a train at Secaucus Junction.

-- NJ Transit is selling a $50 “Super Pass” for unlimited train rides from Jan. 27 until Feb. 3.

-- The Long Island Rail Road will add 16 extra off-peak trains from Wednesday until Friday to accommodate people visiting Super Bowl Boulevard in Manhattan, and eight extra trains Saturday and Sunday.

-- Fans planning to use the LIRR and NJ Transit to get to MetLife Stadium can buy a single combination ticket from the LIRR, including at ticket vending machines.


-- Most fans will get to the game using the “Fan Express” — a system of coach buses organized by the Super Bowl Host Committee. Tickets are $51 and are available at

-- The Fan Express will pick up and drop off fans at nine locations. In Manhattan: Grand Central Station, Waldorf Astoria, Madison Square Park, Time Warner Center, Sixth Avenue and Minetta Lane (near Washington Square Park) and Battery Place; In New Jersey: Harmon Meadows, Hanover Marriott and Newark Liberty Airport Marriott Hotel.

-- Pickup times are every half hour from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

-- Fan Express buses will access Metlife Stadium via a specially designated lane of the Lincoln Tunnel.

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