Deadly Hoboken crash: How to get home safely with service changes
HOBOKEN — Commuters who typically use train service in and out of Hoboken to get to and from work will still be able to take PATH trains but NJ Transit rail service will remain suspended following a deadly train crash Thursday morning.
NJ Transit has released a service plan to help commuters get home safely Thursday, but says passenger should expect some overcrowding and delays.
If you take the PATH train
PATH service into and out of Hoboken Station resumes at 3 p.m.Thursday. In addition, PATH will cross-honor NJ Transit tickets on its system, according to the Port Authority. The usual weekday train service will be in effect.
In addition, during Thursday's rush hour, there will be an increase in No. 126 bus service from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Newark and Hoboken.
Passengers will also be able to take PATH trains on the Newark and Journal Square-33rd Street lines as well as the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail line, which offers connections to ferry service out of Port Imperial and Paulus Hook.
NJ Transit train service
According to NJ Transit, there will be some modifications to train schedules as a result of Thursday's crash at the Hoboken Terminal. Many of the changes will go into effect beginning at 4 p.m.
The Main, Bergen, Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines will operate on a modified weekend schedule out of Secaucus. Buses will be available to shuttle commuters from Hoboken to Secaucus Junction "on a load and go basis" NJ Transit said in a statement. Travelers are advised to look for workers with safety vests who will direct them to the buses.
Passengers who need access to the Secaucus stop should take trains from New York and Penn Station in Newark. Those who ride the Morris & Essex, Gladstone and Boonton lines will experience limited service west of Dover and Montclair State University.
The Northeast Corridor, Raritan Valley, North Jersey Coast Line, Atlantic City and Midtown direct lines will operate on a normal schedule but additional stops will be added to Midtown Direct trains east of Summit.
On Thursday afternoon during peak travel times, Metro North will alternate bus service on the Pascack valley and Port Jervis lines.
Commuters who use the Pascack Valley, Suffern, Sloatsburg, Tuxedo and Harriman "should take the Hudson Line Train Service to Tarrytown Station for connecting bus service to all PVL stations and Suffern, Sloatsburg, Tuxedo and Harriman stations," NJ Transit said.
Port Jervis Line customers who commute between Harriman and Port Jervis should take the Hudson Line Train to the Beacon Station for connecting bus service. Buses will meet trains that are departing from Grand Central Terminal until 8:29 p.m. Until further notice, Metro North will cross-honor PVL and PJL rail tickets.
Buses, light rail services
There will be additional service on the 126 line between Hoboken and Port Authority, but a temporary bus terminal in Hoboken may be used. In addition, all Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service is still suspended to and from Hoboken. The 8th street trains to Hoboken will end at Newport and Tonnelle trains will terminate at 2nd Street.
Uber car service
Uber will refund all trips from the Hoboken station today, the company announced. Cars will also offer free "UberPool" rides.
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