Morning commute: What to expect following Hoboken train crash
Commuters who ride the rails and buses should expect normal schedules on most lines, with some additional congestion and delays for tomorrow morning's commute, according to NJ Transit.
Service will remain suspended into and out of Hoboken following Thursday's deadly train crash, which killed one woman and injured 108 people. The cause of the crash remains under investigation, Gov. Chris Christie told NJ 101.5 during an interview Thursday afternoon.
For the Friday morning commute, NJ Transit says all New York-bound trains on Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast and MidTown Direct lines will run on normal weekday schedules. The Main, Bergen and Pascack Valley lines will operate on a weekend schedule, originating and terminating in Secaucus, NJ Transit announced.
In addition, there will be limited rail shuttle service on the Montclair-Boonton Line west of Montclair State University between MSU and Denville stations. Shuttle service will also be available on the Morris & Essex Lines between Hackettstown and Dover.
The 126 bus line will operate between Hoboken and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City and NJ Transit said customers "should plan for extra travel time due to anticipated traffic volume."
There will also be bus shuttle service between Secaucus Junction and Liberty State Park Light Rail Station from 6 a.m. to midnight. This service will operate on a load-and-go basis from bus lanes 8, 9 and 10 during peak hours. Service will continue during off-peak hours, but will be less frequent. NJ Transit says it will be cross-honoring rail tickets and passes on the shuttle service.
Commuters who need transportation from Secaucus of the Jersey City waterfront are advised to take the shuttle bus to Liberty State Park and then make the connection to the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail.
PATH service into and out of Hoboken Station resumed Thursday. PATH will cross-honor NJ Transit tickets on its system, according to the Port Authority. The usual weekday train service will be in effect.
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.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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