PATH problems expected tomorrow due to earlier crash
City of Hoboken announces:
UPDATE ON PATH SERVICE & INFORMATION FOR COMMUTERS
Early Sunday morning a PATH train on Track 2 failed to stop and ran into the track terminus. There were 34 people injured who were taken to area hospitals, but thankfully, there were no life-threatening injuries. Mayor Zimmer thanks all of the agencies at the local, county, state and federal level for their very prompt response to this incident.
The Port Authority is working to restore service to at least one track on Sunday, however service cannot resume until the National Transportation Safety Board completes their initial review. The Port Authority will be working through the night and hopes to restore service to two tracks by Monday, however it is anticipated that at least one of the three tracks will remain out of service for repairs. The eastern entrances to the PATH platform, including the elevator, will also be inaccessible. Commuters requiring elevator service will not be able to access the PATH platform at Hoboken Terminal.
Due to the limited PATH service, commuters are strongly urged to consider alternate transportation options including bus, light rail, and ferry.
NJ Transit will be providing increased bus service for the morning commute starting at 5:30am on Monday on the 126 and 87 routes and will be cross-honoring PATH tickets. (http://www.njtransit.com)
NJ Transit light rail service from Hoboken Terminal, 2nd Street or 9th Street is available to Newport where commuters can transfer to the PATH for service to New York City, Jersey City, Harrison, and Newark. NJ Transit will cross-honor tickets. (http://www.njtransit.com & http://www.panynj.gov/path/)
NY Waterway expects to have sufficient capacity on their ferries to meet increased demand. Boarding will be expedited by accepting cash in lieu of ticket purchase. From Hoboken Terminal, NY Waterway services World Financial Center and Pier 11/Wall Street. From 14th Street, NY Waterway services Midtown/W. 39th Street and the World Financial Center.
Additional updates will be posted to the City website.
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