PATH train crashes into platform – Update
PATH train accident; service update
7pm update: Port Authority said service has been restored…
After this morning’s PATH train accident on track 2 – service is still suspended as of 4:00pm.
The Port Authority is currently working hard to restore service to one of the three tracks sometime tonight. Additionally, they hope to have two of the three tracks restored sometime Monday. However, it’s expected that at least one of the three tracks will remain out of service through Monday until repairs are completed. No service will be restored until the NTSA approves.
Alternative means of transportation (or calling in sick) on Monday is recommended.
- NY Waterway is one alternative – saying they will have no problems with the extra riders (probably due to lack of ridership to begin with).
- NJ Transit is adding a few more buses to the 126 & 87 lines, although you should probably still expect sub-par service.
- You can also take the NJ Transit Light Rail to Jersey City and pick up the PATH from there – NJT is cross-honoring PATH tickets.
- And get a load of this novel idea – you can always drive – or hitch a ride if you don’t feel like dealing with dirty mass transit.
Further updates to come as necessary…
PATH train crashes in Hoboken; 33 injured
The PATH train crashed into a platform – many passengers were injured. As for now – no life-threatening injuries were reported.
Happened around 9am.
Hoboken Police and EMS reported at as of 10am – no more patients were in the triage staging area. Final report of injuries: 33 taken to area hospitals – 5 passengers refused medical treatment.
The area will be broken down and cleared up within an hour. No official response yet from PATH officials as to the cause of the accident.
PATH train service expected to be restored by 3pm.