NEW JERSEY (FOX 5 NY) - New Jersey's transit agency is blaming the organizers of WWE's Wrestlemania event for lengthy train delays at MetLife Stadium.
Thousands of people heading home from the show late Sunday and early Monday were stuck waiting in long lines for trains and buses operated by New Jersey Transit. Things got worse when it started to rain.
NJ Transit says event organizers' decision to extend the event until 12:30 a.m. caused the problems.
While not addressing the cause, a WWE spokesman released a statement saying: "We regret any inconveniences fans may have experienced with mass transportation after the event."
Some people claimed on social media that they waited up to three hours for a train. It was reminiscent of the 2014 Super Bowl at the stadium when thousands of fans flooded the train platform after the game and had to wait hours to leave.
Geez @NJTRANSIT @MetLifeStadium @WrestleMania @WWE you had thousands of people waiting in the rain for 3 hours for trains that were ridiculously delayed. Uber also impossible.— sherri nienass littlefield (@nienass) April 8, 2019
We’re your fans, some traveled far to be here. Please do better next time. @Deadspin @cagesideseats pic.twitter.com/H89wRNv8kp
This is what @MetLifeStadium looked like at 1a after the end of @wwe @WrestleMania the lines for the buses leaving the stadium were ridiculous and since @PATHTrain are cross honoring until 5a that tells me @NJTRANSIT did not properly plan for the event properly. #FixMePhilMurphy pic.twitter.com/828BsliOKI— Alex (@RealAlexNovelo) April 8, 2019
With the Associated Press