Morning trouble for PATH train
And a couple more reader cameraphone pics. Thanks, Todd! One from the over-crowded light rail to JC, and the line at the PATH station downtown.
One more.. reader Colleen sent this story in from the recordonline.com, showing how widespread this problem was, even for folks outside of Hoboken, with the overcrowding and delays.
Due to “sleep conditions,” I’m a bit late getting to this story that has affected the PATH in the past. A couple track fires had broken out today, delaying many commuters this morning.
How many of you experienced problems today?
Here are some of the reader mails that were sent in:
“I was on a train to WTC and before we left the station, something arced out just inside the tunnel. Lots of noise, sparks, and then smoke. I immediately got on a ferry so I don’t know what it looks like now but I imagine it’s a mob scene. I think NJT was diverting midtown trains trains to Hoboken at the time.
Glad I came in early today.”
And this reader said:
“Due to a fire in the old path repair shop, path service is suspended going in/out of Hoboken. This is the 3rd fire today, and is expected to potentially be an extended operation. People may want to plan accordingly for their trip home if this continues throughout the afternoon.”
Remember this PATH fire last year? “Squatters” were suspected of starting this fire.
And another reader sent this photo in showing the unusually long line at the uptown Ferry terminal: