Yeah one of the clips in that article said the temperatures in the station were like 120 degrees and there wasn't any water available
Well there are fountains. Secaucus Junction has limited bathrooms though, so that was probably incredibly uncomfortable. But there are water fountains. There's also a bar in there too? Pizzeria and Dunkin Donuts close after the PM rush hour. But I wonder if that Bar was closed too?
Secaucus is really really small. Their main concourse has like a dozen turnstiles. And unless they opened emergency exits their are only two ways to the outside world to like go home and hail a cab. And even if you wanted a cab it's one way traffic for drop off pick up. That must have been an absolute disaster.
I know a lot of shuttle buses were parked there, waiting for people...how in the world would that work?
Someone really just failed in assessing the amount of people NJ transit could accommodate. I guess that's what happens when everyone and their grandmother assumed the game was in NYC. The NYC subways deal with that all the time. But NJ transit does not.
feel bad for the NJT crews that had to deal with the aftermath. im sure they cleaned up with OT but still.
I bet they didn't sell a single ticket. You can only get through the turnstiles at Secaucus junction usually if you swipe using a ticket you purchased. However, there is no chance in hell that 30-35k people were able to buy tickets at Penn at any time.
And there's also no way in hell NJT crews were able to check anyone's tickets.
Everyone probably got a nice complimentary ride to their destination.
Internet keeps asking why people weren't allowed to walk to the game.
Annoying that none of these stories explain that it isn't that walking wasn't allowed, that walking isn't really possible. Only way is on the 120 side and even that isn't advisable. Coming from the city there is no way to walk there.
Also it is sounding like a lot of the blame falls on the NFL. They pushed to use the junction as the "go to" point, but also gave NJtransit a very low estimate on how many riders would be coming through.
I guess they assumed more people would bus it, but why would you use the buses when they cost $50 and the train cost $10.