People hoping to ride fireworks train left behind - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

People hoping to ride fireworks train left behind

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A train that was supposed to make six stops on its way to Nashville's annual Fourth of July fireworks show reportedly filled up at its first stop and left waiting passengers the rest of the way.

The Tennessean in Nashville says it received reports that the Music City Star's "Fireworks Express" filled to capacity at Lebanon and didn't make any further stops along the route to Nashville on Friday.

The newspaper says hundreds of people were waiting with tickets at the remaining stops.

The Regional Transportation Authority's phone went unanswered, and a message left on a special line set up for the fireworks train service wasn't immediately returned. The authority operates the commuter rail service and had advertised the holiday train as a way to avoid traffic and parking for the fireworks show.

Mount Juliet resident Sandy MacMaster told the newspaper that transit officials appeared on the platform and offered refunds.

 

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