One train causes commuter pain

10/25/2010:

Evening commute headache in store for thousands

An earlier NJ Transit train mishap has now had a ripple effect on much of the rail transportation system in the NY / NJ area – including a commuting hell for Hoboken.

Slow speed derailment causes evening commute delays

Due to an earlier slow-speed derailment within the Penn Station complex, NJ TRANSIT service in and out of New York Penn Station will be impacted during the afternoon and evening hours of Monday, October 25, 2010.

EXPECTED SERVICE IMPACTS

  • All Midtown Direct trains will originate and terminate at Hoboken Terminal, instead of New York. PATH trains are cross honoring NJ TRANSIT tickets and passes between Hoboken and 33rd Street.
  • Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line trains are subject to significant delays in and out of New York during the afternoon and evening hours. Expect crowding conditions, as some trains will be combined to reduce congestion.
  • Customers on the Main, Bergen County, Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines are advised to travel via Hoboken Terminal, rather than via New York and Secaucus. Use PATH between 33rd Street and Hoboken Terminal.
  • Please allow additional travel time on all rail lines.

ALTERNATE TRAVEL OPTIONS

  • PATH trains are cross honoring NJ TRANSIT rail tickets and passes at 33rd Street, Hoboken and Newark Penn Station.
  • NJ TRANSIT buses are cross honoring rail tickets and passes systemwide.
  • Private Carrier buses are cross honoring rail tickets and passes on trips to and from Port Authority Bus Terminal.

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4 Comments on "One train causes commuter pain"

homeworld
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Rich K, Cristie would rather those people drive cars and clog up the roads even worse than they are now.

rich k
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rich k

Yes, governor, you do need the THE tunnel.
Penn Station’s current platforms and rail yards are so crowded that one derailment cripples not just NJT, but Amtrak and the LIRR as well. There’s a good chance this will ripple through tomorrow’s AM rush. With the two extra tunnels and the related platforms, there would also be double the options for routing around an accident like this.

The problem with the tunnel project isn’t that it’s too big. The problem is that it’s too small. The resources should be committed to double up on the schedule, and get this done sooner. Make the tunnels larger so they can run 4 tracks, instead of 2, and send the MTA 7 line under the Hudson to connect with the HBLR. Then watch how fast the property values through out Hudson County soar, and how many companies open shop on this side. People don’t make distinctions between one side of the river and the other. Why are our governments and agencies?

NJDevils1087
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NJDevils1087
The ARC is an awful idea as long as it calls for an idiotic completely new buildout of a station that is no adjacent to any of the other services you mentioned, which is what NJ Transit planned. It is the most short-sighted and one-sided solution to the Hudson River transportation dilemma that could possibly have been imagined. Perhaps Christie would have signed off on it if he thought he was getting a comprehensive solution to secure New Jersey’s future, not a politically-fueled scam of an infrastructure balloon to rival the Big Dig.[quote comment=”199173″]Yes, governor, you do need the THE tunnel. Penn Station’s current platforms and rail yards are so crowded that one derailment cripples not just NJT, but Amtrak and the LIRR as well. There’s a good chance this will ripple through tomorrow’s AM rush. With the two extra tunnels and the related platforms, there would also be double the options for routing around an accident like this.The problem with the tunnel project isn’t that it’s too big. The problem is that it’s too small. The resources should be committed to double up on the schedule, and get this done sooner. Make the tunnels larger so they can run 4 tracks, instead of 2, and send the MTA 7 line under the Hudson to connect with the HBLR. Then watch how fast the property values through out Hudson County soar, and how many companies open shop on this side. People don’t make distinctions between one side of the river… Read more »
john14
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john14

Hoboken residents should share cabs back to town. 10-15 bucks may be worth it to avoid the mess.

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