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NJ Transit wants fix to rail delays at MetLife Stadium

NJ Transit train, bus delays leave Wrestlemania fans fuming
Posted at 5:25 PM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 17:25:22-05

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New Jersey Transit is looking to address a problem that has plagued it in recent years: hourslong waits for people traveling by rail to and from MetLife Stadium.

Officials announced Thursday 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.