When a wagon train rolls down the tracks at Newark Liberty International Airport, a lot of people aren’t paying attention
Amtrak trains are often packed with commuters and passengers on long-haul flights, but one New Jersey Transit train that arrived Sunday morning was not carrying any of those passengers.
Passengers on a NJ Transit train are seen at the end of the train at Newark International Airport on Sunday.
Photo: Noah Berger/APN.com/Associated PressThe train was packed with people who were heading to the airport to pick up a bag containing food for people in the area.NJ Transit spokeswoman Sarah Smith said the train was supposed to leave at 4:30 a.m. and the train went to a different station.
“There were a number of passengers that were boarding the train that had no plans to arrive at Newark,” she said.
“We were told to expect people on board that had a planned departure.”
Some people were getting ready to board the train when it began rolling down the track, but Smith said there were no passengers on board.
“We don’t know what happened to those people,” she added.
“It’s a very busy area,” she told ABC News.
“If you’re on a train, you should expect some kind of inconvenience.”
It is unclear how many people boarded the train, but NJ Transit officials said they did not know.
The train was not stopping and no one was being taken off.
The train, called the “Buddy,” had just left the Newark terminal when the incident occurred.
It was expected to leave Newark around 5:30 p.m., according to NJ Transit.