PATH Train Service Back To Normal Following Hoboken Crash

HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork)PATH service was better for people commuting to New York City from New Jersey Monday, following a dramatic crash Sunday at the Hoboken train station.

WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane: Normal Service For Monday Morning; Some Passengers Were Worried

“Things are back to normal and we’re thrilled it wasn’t a worse situation,” Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer said.

As the PATH system resumed normal service, New York Waterway and NJ Transit buses were nonetheless adding additional service. NJ Transit was cross-honoring PATH tickets.

Dozens of passengers were taken to area hospitals after the PATH train they were riding on crashed into the platform Sunday morning.

Riders said it appeared the train was slowing before suddenly and violently lunging forward, slamming into and shattering concrete barriers.

Passengers were loaded into ambulances with neck injuries and some cuts and bruises. None of the injuries were life-threatening.

In all, 34 passengers were injured.

“It was like a bomb, enough to bump and move people. We got out of the train quick,” said Tom Gordon of Jersey City.

The station was shut down for 11 hours Sunday as crews cleaned debris.

The National Transportation Safety Board and Port Authority were investigating what went wrong.

Senator Frank Lautenberg was also calling for an investigation.

Early reports show the crash may have been caused by a mechanical failure.

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