Published on : Saturday, January 18, 2014
When Super Bowl XLVIII comes to the New York region on Sunday, February 2 – and during the week of events leading up to the big game – the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s network of subways, railroads and buses is the best way to get to and from all game-related events. To make it easier to get around, the MTA will add service at selected times, will suspend most track and road work, and is providing visitors with special maps, station wayfinding and extra personnel who will make it easier to navigate connections between transit services in New York and New Jersey.
Wednesday, January 29, to Friday, January 31
The Super Bowl Host Committee is hosting Super Bowl Boulevard (Engineered by GMC), which will feature many fan interactive experiences that will excite any football fan and will take over Broadway from 34th Street to 47th Street from noon to 10 p.m. starting Wednesday, Jan. 29. The BLVD features a 7-story Toboggan Run that will be fun for the whole family.
Super Bowl Boulevard is located at the hub of one of the world’s largest subway systems and just a football throw away from Penn Station and Grand Central. New York City Transit is providing full service on 15 subway lines that stop underneath the boulevard or within one block of it. Catch the B Subway Line IconD Subway Line IconF Subway Line IconM Subway Line IconN Subway Line IconQ Subway Line IconR Subway Line Icon to 34th Street-Herald Square, N Subway Line IconQ Subway Line IconR Subway Line IconS Subway Line Icon1 Subway Line Icon2 Subway Line Icon3 Subway Line Icon7 Subway Line Icon to Times Square-42nd Street, or A Subway Line IconC Subway Line IconE Subway Line Icon to 42nd Street-Port Authority Bus Terminal.
To help fans from around the region get to and from Super Bowl Boulevard and other Super Bowl-related events, the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad will augment off-peak service to and from Manhattan.
Long Island Rail Road
The LIRR is adding extra late afternoon and evening trains on four branches, starting Jan.
29th to help football fans who want to be part of Super Bowl excitement in NYC:
· Babylon Branch: Four extra Penn Station-bound trains will depart Babylon between 3:50 p.m. and 5:29 p.m. and will make all local stops.
· Ronkonkoma Branch: An extra Penn Station-bound train will depart from Ronkonkoma at 3:59 p.m. making all local stops. Three Ronkonkoma-bound trains will depart Penn Station between 8:51 p.m. and 11:32 p.m.
· Port Jefferson Branch: Three extra Penn Station-bound trains will depart Huntington between 4:01 p.m. and 4:52 p.m. An extra Huntington-bound train will depart Penn Station at 10:45 p.m.
· Port Washington Branch: Three extra Penn Station-bound trains will depart Great Neck between 4:25 p.m. and 6:04 p.m.
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