TRANSPORTATION

Murphy slams NJ Transit Wrestlemania response

BY David Cruz, Senior Correspondent |

It was like Super Bowl 48 all over again.

Wrestlemania fans at MetLife Stadium got a taste of transit mayhem after the mayhem in the ring was all done, waiting for hours in the rain for too few NJ Transit trains at Secaucus Junction.

NJ Transit says the Super Bowl of professional wrestling ran way past what they were told by WWE officials, causing scheduling problems with trains. The agency apologized for what it called “extended exiting time.”

Noting the lack of information at the station, Gov. Phil Murphy called it “completely, utterly, dog-ate-my-homework unacceptable,” adding “I’ll be damned if it happens again.”

Murphy was scheduled to meet with NJ Transit Executive Director Kevin Corbett to discuss what went wrong and how to avoid it happening again.