HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — NJ TRANSIT rail service resumed at the Hoboken terminal Monday for the first time since a train crash nearly two weeks ago killed a woman on the platform and injured more than 100 others.
Tracks 10 to 17 reopened for rail service, but Tracks 1 to 9 remain out of service as repair work continues. Commuters entering the terminal Monday will also be met with many boarded up areas and closed-off entrance ways.
The agency says cross-honoring with Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, NJ TRANSIT bus and private carriers and PATH trains remains in effect.
About 40 commuters were on board the first train into the terminal Monday morning along with some NJ TRANSIT executives.
“They were very comforting, they welcomed us and they appreciated our patience,” one commuter named Phil told 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck. “No fears. It’s nice to get back to normalcy.”
Service has been out since Sept. 29 when the NJ TRANSIT train smashed into and over a bumper at the end of the line on Track 5. The damaged train, which took down part of the canopy, wasn’t removed from the terminal until a week after the crash.
The engineer told investigators he has no memory of the crash.
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