Partial NJ TRANSIT Rail Service Expected To Resume Monday In Hoboken

HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — NJ TRANSIT rail service into and out of Hoboken Terminal will resume next week for the first time since last Thursday’s deadly train crash.

Eight of the 17 tracks at Hoboken Terminal will reopen Monday, the agency said Friday. Tracks 1 to 9 will remain out of service, while Tracks 10 to 17 will open. The crash occurred on Track 5.


Main/Bergen County, Pascack Valley and Port Jervis Line trains will return to a weekday schedule, with some adjustments, the agency said.

On the Montclair-Boonton Line, trains originating west of Montclair State University, including from Denville will operate into Hoboken, with additional stops east of MSU.

Most Gladstone Branch trains to Hoboken will be restored.

North Jersey Coast Line and Raritan Valley Line trains will continue to terminate at Newark Penn Station.

The agency will release specific information about schedules Friday night on its website.

Cross-honoring will continue on Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, NJ TRANSIT bus and private carriers.

NJ TRANSIT will also cross-honor with PATH.

The National Transportation Safety Board is continuing to look into why a train was traveling twice the speed limit when it crashed into the station Sept. 29, killing a woman on the platform and injuring more than 100 people.

It took investigators until Tuesday to make the New Jersey crash site safe enough to be able to remove an event recorder from the lead car that had smashed into and over a bumper at the end of the line. The damaged train that took out part of a canopy wasn’t removed until Thursday, a week after the crash.

With the resumption of service, a new rule will require that the conductor join the engineer whenever a train pulls into the terminal, NJ Transit spokeswoman Jennifer Nelson said. That means a second set of eyes will be watching as a train enters the final phase of its trip at stations where there are platforms at the end of the rails.

In last week’s crash, the engineer was alone at the time. He has told federal investigators he has no memory of the crash.

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