Update on Hoboken Train Crash and Commuting Tonight

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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 that hit the Hoboken station was traveling at a high rate of speed. There are no official details on what caused the accident yet. There is also no estimate of when the NJ Transit Hoboken terminal will reopen. The immediate area surrounding the terminal is closed off to civilians. Jersey City streets that are closed going into Hoboken are Jersey Avenue at 18th Street, Grove Street at 18th Street, Marin Blvd. at 18th Street and New York Avenue at Ravine.

The Hoboken PATH station’s structural integrity has been deemed safe and PATH service into and out of Hoboken is planned to resume at 3 pm today and to be fully functioning for tonight’s commute. Update Sept. 29, 4:30 pm: PATH service is now fully restored to and from Hoboken (WTC-HOB and 33-HOB). Use Hoboken entrance at Hudson Place and River Street. PATH is cross honoring NJ Transit bus & rail tickets. In the mean time for service to and from Hoboken take the Jersey City PATH train to Journal Square 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 for service to and from Hoboken in 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 Street terminal (Hoboken North) has not been affected. Service is suspended from NJ Transit Hoboken South terminal. 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).

Our thoughts go out to those who were hurt and all those affected by today’s train crash and our deepest condolences go out to the family of the person who was killed. JCI will continue to follow this issue and we will also share updates via our twitter feed–follow us @jcindependent.

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Catherine Hecht

is the owner of Harmony Media, NJ, the publisher of Jersey City Independent and blogs about urban gardening at dig a path. She's lived in Jersey City since 1999 and resides in the Heights section with her wife Beth Achenbach, they were the first couple to file as legal domestic partners in Jersey City. Cat has over 10 years experience in communications, marketing and publishing, she's studied anthropology, art history, woman & gender studies, botany, ethnobotany, and herbology and she is a graduate of the Rising Tide Capital Community Business Academy. She is also is a community activist, registered voter, gay rights activist, art lover, gardener, environmentalist, and an animal advocate.