Metro-North Adds Extra Trains In Connecticut For Super Bowl Events

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Metro North will run additional trains to and from Grand Central for Super Bowl Week. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Even if you don't have a ticket the Super Bowl, you can still use mass transit to experience the events during Super Bowl Week in Manhattan thanks to additional Metro-North trains on the New Haven Line in Fairfield County. 

Metro-North will augment off-peak service to and from Manhattan by adding extra trains on the New Haven, Hudson and Harlem lines.

“The first-ever Super Bowl to be played in the New York region promises to be an exciting time for all football fans,” Howard Permut, president of MTA Metro-North Railroad, said in a statement. “We’re hoping to make it as easy and convenient as possible for fans from all the cities and towns served by Metro-North to be a part of this historic experience.”

Super Bowl Boulevard will feature many interactive experiences, including a 60-foot high toboggan run that will be fun for the whole family. Super Bowl Boulevard runs for 13 blocks along Broadway between 34th and 47th Streets. 

To get there, the New Haven Line will run two extra express trains from Wednesday, Jan. 29, through Friday, Jan. 31. These two trains are shaded pink in current timetables effective Jan. 18:

  • Heading toward New York City, a train will depart New Haven at 9:21 a.m. and make stops at West Haven, Milford, Stratford, Bridgeport and Harlem-125th Street and arrive at Grand Central at 10:59 a.m. 
  • Returning to Connecticut, an extra train will depart Grand Central at 11:11 p.m. and will stop at Harlem-125th Street, Westport, Fairfield, Fairfield Metro, Bridgeport, Stratford, Milford, and West Haven and arrive at New Haven at 12:56 a.m.

Timetables for all three lines east of the Hudson River are available by clicking here. 

On Sunday, Feb. 2, fans holding tickets to the Super Bowl will be able to buy tickets in advance to ride the Fan Express bus from Grand Central right to the game. Buy tickets for the Fan Express bus here.

Fans with tickets will also be able to take NJ Transit and select Amtrak trains from Penn Station to Secaucus, for a quick shuttle train to MetLife Stadium. 

Getting to MetLife Stadium from any Metro-North station is just a one-ticket trip. If buying a ticket at a ticket vending machine, select “M,” then “Meadowlands” as your destination. You’ll receive one ticket that is valid on all the trains you’ll ride to get to the stadium operated by Metro-North and NJ Transit.

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