How to get around following the Hoboken train crash

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Kristin Thorne reporting live

Many commuters are relying on buses to get to and from work Friday after the train crash at the Hoboken Terminal on Thursday morning.

Officials are still assessing the extent of damage to the terminal, and it expected to be at least several days before that part of the terminal reopens. All rail service into and out of Hoboken Terminal remains suspended.

PATH train service resumed Thursday afternoon, and officials expect to run full rush-hour service to all locations. Riders should expect some residual delays.


--Main, Bergen, Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines will continue to operate on a weekend schedule originating/terminating in Secaucus, with stops at Teterboro and Woodcliff Lake stations (weekdays only).
--All rail service to and from New York Penn Station will operate on a normal weekday schedule. This includes Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line and MidTOWN DIRECT trains.
--Raritan Valley and Atlantic City Rail Lines also will operate on normal weekday schedules.
--Customers in New York City who need to access Secaucus are urged to take trains from New York Penn Station or use the Port Authority Bus Terminal for NJ TRANSIT and private carrier busing alternatives.
--Customers in Hoboken and Jersey City who need to access Secaucus are urged to use Hudson-Bergen Light Rail to Liberty State Park, where shuttle buses will take them to Secaucus.

--Morris & Essex Line, Gladstone Branch and Montclair-Boonton Line will have limited service running every two hours for points west of Montclair State University and west of Dover.
--Please note: MidTOWN DIRECT service will make additional stops east of Summit.

Customers may experience overcrowding and possible delays caused by congestion.

Metro North Service for Pascack Valley Line and Port Jervis Customers

Metro-North will provide alternate bus service for Pascack Valley Line and Port Jervis Line customers as follows:

--Extra service on the 126 line between Hoboken and Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York.
--Shuttle buses will operate between Liberty State Park light rail station in Jersey City and Secaucus Junction.

Light Rail

--All Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service has been restored into and out of Hoboken and will continue to operate on a normal weekday schedule.


NY Waterway ferry service is suspended in and out of Hoboken Terminal. All other NY Waterway service is operating normally in and out of NYC. NY Waterway ferries will cross-honor Hoboken Terminal tickets on all other routes. For more information, please visit

More than 100,000 people use NJ Transit trains to commute from New Jersey into New York City daily.

Hoboken, which is NJ Transit's fifth-busiest station with 15,000 boardings per weekday, is just across the Hudson River from New York City. It is the final stop for several train lines and a transfer point for many commuters on their way to New York City. Many passengers get off at Hoboken and take ferries or a PATH commuter train to New York.
A crash at the same station on a different train line injured more than 30 people in 2011. The PATH commuter train crashed into bumpers at the end of the tracks on a Sunday morning.

The Hoboken Terminal, which was built in 1907 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has undergone waves of restoration, including a major project launched by NJ Transit in April 2004 that largely restored the building to its original condition.

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