Super Bowl Chaos - Just Imagine When The SHTF and Everyone Bugs Out All At Once
dailymail.co.uk / By Ryan Gorman and Associated Press Reporter Daily Mail / PUBLISHED: 01:59 EST, 3 February 2014
Tens of thousands of people treated to horrible train and bus rides into MetLife Stadium were forced to make that same journey out of the Super Bowl – only this time it was somehow worse.Fans poured out of the stadium only to be gridlocked in hours-long waits for trains at only ONE train platform
Officials eventually opened a second platform, but had to bring in 50 buses to help ferry people out
Stadium officials and New Jersey State Police begged fans to remain inside the stadium until congestion eased
About 28,000 people rode mass transit to the Super Bowl – double official estimates – and two hours after the game they had only been taken to Secaucus Junction, where long lines plagued fans only hours earlier
Massive crowds appeared bottle-necked as they waited for New Jersey Transit trains to arrive at platforms. The wait was so long officials pleaded with fans to stay in the stadium and opened the tony Chase Club for people to take refuge.
The nearly 28,000 people who took mass transit to the game were stuck on lines brought to a standstill by temporarily installed airport-style security machines that failed to keep up with the volume of passengers taking transit to the Super Bowl as authorities had instructed.
The previous record train ridership to the Meadowlands had been 22,000 for a 2009 U2 concert, authorities said. Sunday’s ridership doubled officials’ estimates.