Minor PATH derailment
7/9/2008 11:51pm Update:
Earlier, officials were worried if the PATH service might resume in time for the morning commute. Looks like you’ll be ok!
“Concerning the earlier track condition problem, All Path train service is resuming normal schedule.”
7/9/2008 6:45pm Update:
Hoboken411 reader Kooky Kat called me to say she was walking back from the Pavonia Newport stations, as that was as far as they could go, and another 411 reader sent this recount as to what the scene was waiting for the over-crowded light rail train back to Hoboken:
“I’m standing at the Pavonia/Newport HBLR station (along with God knows how many other people right now) waiting for the next train to Hoboken. I was standing on the Hoboken train at 33rd for about ten minutes before they announced all service to Hoboken was suspended and told us to take the Journal Square train and transfer here at Pavonia/Newport. The train I took from 33rd went local to 14th and then express to Pavonia/Newport because of overcrowding. Now the HBLR is hardly keeping up with the demand, trains are already full, and people standing on the tracks make it difficult for the driver to get up to the station. It’s another fun commute home…”
Just woke up from a 20 minute mini-power nap to hear something on the Live Hoboken Police and Fire Scanner about a derailment (“Track 3”) downtown, and for Hoboken units to head down there “just in case.”
At the same time, received the usual PATH Alerts:
“Hoboken to 33rd Street line is suspended. Due to a car equipment problem, train service on the Hoboken to World Trade Center line is suspended.”
Hope everyone is OK.