Update on Hoboken Train Crash and Commuting Tonight

September 29, 2016 Catherine Hecht

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Latest update on Hoboken Train Crash

One person is confirmed dead and 108 people were injured. The engineer in is critical condition and cooperating with authorities. The NJ Transit train hit the Hoboken station at a high rate of speed. There are no details on why or what exactly caused the accident yet. There is also no estimate of when NJ Transit Hoboken terminal will reopen.

The Hoboken PATH station’s structural integrity has been deemed safe and PATH service to Hoboken is set to resume at 3 pm today and will fully functioning for tonight’s commute. In the mean time for service to Hoboken take the Jersey City PATH train to JSQ then transfer to NJ Transit bus 87 which boards in lane D3. All other PATH service is running on a normal schedule. For more information follow PATH at @PATHTrain or visit panynj.gov/path.

NJ Transit will be expanding bus, rail and light rail service to make up for the closure of Hoboken Terminal. Please check the NJ Transit website for their continued updates on their rail service from Hoboken to areas outside of Jersey City and NYC.

NJ Transit has increased service on NJT bus #126 between Hoboken and NYC. Board NJT bus 126 at Washington and First Street in Hoboken to Port Authority station in NYC. For more information follow NJ Transit at @NJTRANSIT or visit njtransit.com. (The NJ Transit website may currently be running slower than usual due to a high volume of visitors.)

Hudson Bergen Light Rail service is still suspended into and out of the Hoboken terminal. All 8th Street to Hoboken service is being terminated at Newport.  All Tonnelle Avenue to Hoboken service is being terminated at 2nd Street. For more  information follow @NJTRANSIT_HBLR or visit njtransit.com.

NY Waterway will continue to cross honor NJ Transit bus & rail tickets at all terminals until 8 pm tonight and will have extra vessels scheduled to assist passengers to their final destinations. Service from the 14th St. (Hob. North) has not been affected. Service is only suspended from Hob. South NJT term. For more information follow NY Waterway at @ridetheferry or visit nywaterway.com.

Hudson Bike Share is offering free rides for the remainder of the day, you will need to register an account but there will be no charge. For more information follow @hudsonbikeshare or visit hudsonbikeshare.com.

If you have any questions, concerns or information about the recent train accident at the Hoboken Terminal, call 855-336-1774 (toll free).

JCI will continue to follow this issue and post updates as we get them, we will also share updates via our twitter feed so follow us @jcindependent.

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