College student falls asleep on train, wakes up to an empty car

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NEWARK, N.J. — A college student who was evacuated from her campus in Florida woke up on an empty commuter train in New Jersey this week, news agency NJ.com reports.

Claire Connelly of Highlands, N.J., was just trying to get home to her parents after her Florida college closed its doors in advance of Hurricane Irma. According to the article, Connelly fell asleep on the train while studying biology cards, and when she woke up, everyone was gone.

As what any college student would do in the unusual situation, Connelly filmed her experience and posted it to Twitter.

“I literally just fell asleep on my train. I’m on a train. There is no one on,” the student says.

Connelly tried screaming for help, but no one answered. She then called 911 and was shortly thereafter assisted by police officers – and her parents.

A NJ Transit representative tried to figure out what train Connelly was on by responding to her Twitter post, but by that time, she was already rescued.

It was not until after the rescue that she realized she was on the wrong train. According to the article, Connelly was supposed to be on a North Jersey Coast Line train for Middletown, but she was actually on a Raritan Valley Line train.

A NJ Transit representative says the incident is extremely rare, noting that conductors are supposed to check the train for passengers.

The agency is currently investigating the incident.

As for Connelly, she says she’s too horrified to travel by rail again.

See the original story online.

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