EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey State Police say that New Jersey Transit buses will be used to help shuttle Super Bowl fans from MetLife Stadium to New York City and relieve postgame congestion at the rail station.
As a light rain began to fall on those waiting to leave the stadium area two hours after the end of Seattle's 43-8 victory over Denver in the NFL title game, a trooper announced that 50 buses would shuttle fans to the Port Authority terminal in New York City. Upon the announcement, fans broke into cheers and ran toward the buses.
Nearly 28,000 fans rode the rails from Secaucus Junction to MetLife Stadium for the Super Bowl. That's nearly double projections by event organizers, and well above the previous New Jersey Transit record of 22,000 set at a 2009 U2 concert.
After Sunday's game, fans converged on the rail station for the return trip, clogging the platform as trains loaded and left when full