Steamboat Willie wrote:Speaking of lack of advertising, Yankee Stadium service was advertised on the score board in the stadium as well as frequent ads on 880am. Meadowlands service hasn't enjoyed the same promotion, although advertisements onboard trains were done.
This is exactly what I said is the reason why the Meadowlands service did not take off the way it really should and could have.....piss poor advertising!! Had a more detailed advertisement, be it by paper, radio/TV news media, online ads at the MTA website, etc. had been done at least 6 or 7 months in advance to give the potential ridership a heads-up about such a service being run, how it will run, how much rides cost, eyc., I think it would all have worked out much better.
Also the scheduling was a little screwy too!! Had all 3 of the original trains been scheduled, each, about a half hour earlier than when they were originally run, with all 3 trains getting people to New Jersey and eventually onto the Meadowlands Station and the stadiums well before the 1 PM games (unlike how the very last of the 3 trains originally ran, got to New Jersey and the stadium right about at kickoff time!!), I think the ridership would have played out much better. When riding the train the time I rode it last year, many people stated how they never even knew of this train until the start of the football season!! Much earlier advertisement would have definitely made the difference, along with better scheduling.
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