NJ Transit plans ahead, provides extra train service for PGA Championship at Baltusrol

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — NJ Transit is gearing up to be a critical “link to the links” for thousands of golf fans attending the 98th PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield from July 25 through July 31. Reserve ticketing will be available for those traveling from Hoboken Terminal and Penn Station New York on Saturday, July 30, and Sunday, July 31.

“NJ Transit has been working together with the PGA to provide a transportation plan that will support the needs of visitors attending the event,” NJ Transit interim Executive Director Dennis Martin said in a press release. “We encourage those utilizing NJ Transit for their travel to the tournament on the weekend to purchase the special reserve tickets and regularly check our website at www.njtransit.com/pga for up-to-the-minute schedule information. We look forward to welcoming the PGA and golf enthusiasts from around the world for the event.”

NJ Transit reminds riders that open containers of alcohol are not permitted on the NJ Transit system. This policy will be strictly enforced.

NJ Transit will add additional train service from Hoboken Terminal and Penn Station New York to accommodate expected ridership increases.

Once visitors reach Summit Station, a PGA-contracted, private bus vendor will take them to the golf club. Customers should make note of the schedule for trains departing Summit at the end of the tournament.

Special train departure cards will be distributed to customers by NJ Transit employee ambassadors on hand to assist them during their travels to and from the tournament. Ambassadors will be at key stations within the system including Penn Station New York, Hoboken Terminal and Summit Station.

Regular NJ Transit customers are asked to pack their patience as they travel during this time as ridership increases may cause crowding conditions. To avoid delays, round-trip tickets should be purchased in advance by using the MyTix feature in NJ Transit’s mobile app, from ticket vending machines or at ticket windows.

To accommodate expected crowds, ongoing repair projects at the Summit Station will be canceled during the week of the PGA Championship. Customers are encouraged to visit www.njtransit.com/pga for more details.

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