TSA screening set at rail station for Super Bowl

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2013, file photo, train conductors meet outside their train at the Frank R. Lautenberg Secaucus Junction Station in Secaucus, N.J. Super Bowl XLVIII organizers are calling February's Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium the first "public transportation" Super Bowl and New Jersey Transit is offering a special pass to ease travel for the first Super Bowl to be played outdoors in a cold-weather locale. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2013, file photo, train conductors meet outside their train at the Frank R. Lautenberg Secaucus Junction Station in Secaucus, N.J. Super Bowl XLVIII organizers are calling February's Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium the first "public transportation" Super Bowl and New Jersey Transit is offering a special pass to ease travel for the first Super Bowl to be played outdoors in a cold-weather locale. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Super Bowl fans who take the train to the big game might confuse the rail station with an airport.

The Transportation Security Administration will be screening all bags for explosives at the Secaucus Junction Station in New Jersey before passengers are permitted on the one rail line serving MetLife Stadium.

TSA officers also will be using radiological detection devices.

The Secaucus station is a major commuter transfer station fed by 10 rail lines. Travelers will need to have a Super Bowl ticket as well as a rail ticket to take the 6.8-mile Meadowlands rail line to the stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Officials anticipate 15,000 passengers will ride trains between the station and the stadium.

Passengers are advised to allow extra time because of the screening.

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