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.

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18 Comments on "PATH train crashes into platform – Update"

5 years 5 months ago

Nope 630 still no service to Hoboken. Have to take the PATH to Newport then transfer to the Light Rail.

BTW: Dirty mass transit? Snobby much? Some people’s cars are dirtier than the subway.

5 years 5 months ago

No worries, Hoboken. Just use your Hertz Corner cars. Or you can always do what other countries do- have the riders on the transportation vehicle roofs.

5 years 5 months ago

Looking at photos of the damage to the station platform/turnstiles I doubt that eastern entrance or track will be open anytime soon.