NYE Extra Service- stopping at the airport?

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NYE Extra Service- stopping at the airport?

Post by GooStats » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:43 am

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It looks like NJT has a lot of extra service on all lines out of NYP and Hoboken this year on New Year's Eve (it seems to be more than years past).
But, my question is, why are the NEC trains stopping at the airport? There are few, if any flights at that time, and the purpose of these trains is to get revelers out of the city towards home as soon as possible, not people going to/ from the airport.
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Re: NYE Extra Service- stopping at the airport?

Post by CNJGeep » Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:04 am

Possibly people staying in airport-area hotels and heading in for NYE?
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Re: NYE Extra Service- stopping at the airport?

Post by eolesen » Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:13 pm

Or people parking at the airport to avoid traffic?...

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Re: NYE Extra Service- stopping at the airport?

Post by SecaucusJunction » Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:48 pm

No, you are correct. It makes no sense
I think it may be possible that NJ Transit might not be the perfect, infallible organization that most people assume it is.

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Re: NYE Extra Service- stopping at the airport?

Post by CarterB » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:01 pm

It's for NYE revelers wanting to ride the air train for fun.
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Re: NYE Extra Service- stopping at the airport?

Post by hs3730 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:57 am

Airport hotels may not have been the intention but is a benefit of this stop. I can think of several cities where I stayed at "airport" hotels and used the shuttle to the airport for the sole purpose of grabbing public transit to the actual metropolis I was visiting. This probably goes doubly so for NYC New Years' Eve celebrations when it's next to impossible to get reasonably priced accommodations within range of normal public transit...

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