May 20, 2016
Commuters at a PATCO station in Center City Philadelphia are reporting on Friday a disturbance due to large crowds.
The transit agency issued a warning to riders about crowds at the 8th and Market Streets Station, advising riders to use other stations if possible.
PSA: Large concert crowd present at 8th/Mkt station, please use other stations if possible.— PATCO (@RidePATCO) May 20, 2016
The disturbance may have been caused, in part, by a Zac Brown Band concert at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey.
Many commuters took to Twitter to complain about public urination, drunk riders with coolers, riders vomiting, harassment and a lack of police presence.
@PatcoWatchers Staff are aware of the concert and are planning accordingly.— PATCO (@RidePATCO) May 20, 2016
@RealJimmer If there is an issue please contact transit police 856-963-7995 or inform us further and we will advise staff.— PATCO (@RidePATCO) May 20, 2016
PATCO said it was addressing the issue.
At 5:33 p.m., the transit agency reports the crowd at 8th and Market streets has dissipated.
PSA: The 8th/Mkt concert crowd has dissipated.— PATCO (@RidePATCO) May 20, 2016