NJ Transit to add trains for Haskell Invitational, says to expect delays

An NJ Transit train pulls into the station (Mel Evans/AP, file)

An NJ Transit train pulls into the station (Mel Evans/AP, file)

New Jersey Transit’s executive director says train service to Monmouth Park will be expanded for Sunday’s Haskell Invitational but that riders should expect delays due to the number of fans expected.

All local North Jersey Coast Line trains will stop at the Monmouth Park station. After the race, four trains will be added heading north to Newark and one heading south to Bay Head.

A large crowd is expected to fill the park to watch Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in his first race since the horse won the Belmont Stakes in June.

Executive director Ronnie Hakim said Friday even with the extra train service, race fans should expect longer than average wait times.

The 48th edition of the Haskell will be televised on NBC from 5-6 p.m. and is the 12th of 14 races on the card. Gates open at 9 a.m., with first post at 11:30 a.m.

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