New York Double-Books Football Parade, Election
In case you haven’t heard, the New York Giants whipped the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl on Sunday. It was a major upset that earned them one of those grand New York City ticker-tape parades, to take place on Tuesday. Which raises the question: How will millions of New Yorkers clogging the subways, blocking the streets and flocking to the “Canyon of Heroes” affect Tuesday’s other big event, the election?
New York’s state Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which runs the city’s subways and buses and the Long Island and Metro-North commuter railroads, is urging fans planning to attend [Tuesday’s] parade to ride mass transit.
The LIRR, the largest U.S. commuter railroad, will add 14 trains, six into the city after the morning rush hour and eight eastbound trains after the parade, said spokeswoman Susan McGowan. Metro-North said it will add a train on both its Harlem and Hudson lines in the morning and two to the Hudson Line in the afternoon.
New York City Transit told fans to arrive early and expect crowded conditions on subways and platforms and detours on bus routes. They should avoid the 4, 5 and 6 trains on the Lexington Avenue subway line, which is normally crowded during weekday rush hour, and use the 1, 2, 3, A, C, E or J lines.