MetLife Stadium went unharmed during Hurricane Sandy, but that doesn't mean Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers will go unaffected for New York Giants fans. Because of the mass flooding across the state, New Jersey Transit will not run the train that usually bring upwards of 10,000 people to the stadium each week.
“We’re thinking about everything right now,” N.J. Transit spokesman Nancy Snyder said. “We’re trying to recover from the storm, and at this point it is too early to make that call.”
Rail service was initially suspended on October 28th at 4:00 PM EST, ahead of the storm, and remains down. There is no exact timetable for the service to return, although a decision for Sunday is expected to be made by tomorrow or on Saturday, November 3rd at the latest.
Because the Hoboken, New Jersey hub remains flooded, opening up additional bus service remains a possibility.
“There could be a possibility of putting out some extra buses in case the trains don’t run, but we won’t know that probably up until the last minute,” New York City’s Port Authority spokesman Mike Alvich. “If we see a need, we’re going to try to meet that need.”
In the event that additional busses are used to shuttle fans to the stadium, they will begin running at 1:00 PM EST until 4:00 PM EST, and then again 30 minutes after the end of the game. The fare will be $5 each way.
If you're headed to the game on Sunday, please make necessary alterations to your travel plans.
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