Morning Commute Troubles?

3/18/2010:

That pesky “tube!”

Many Hoboken411 readers suffered some agonizing bus commutes this morning:

“Waited 45 minutes this moring at the 14th and Bloomfield stop before taking the ferry to work. Not one 126 NYC bound bus passed from 8 am until 8:30 while many buses were running in the other direction. Between 8:30 and. 8:45 two completely full 126 buses passes the stop.”

Well – that’s because there was a disabled vehicle in the Lincoln Tunnel this morning – causing even some New Jersey buses to be diverted to the Secaucus Junction for rail service to NY Penn Station.

Which is why you should all sign up at NJTransit.com for alerts!

Hoboken NJ 126 Bus Delays March 18 - Morning Commute Troubles?

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adams
adams
Thursday, March 18, 2010 4:07 pm

NJ Transit sent out notifications this morning regarding the delays. Here is what I received: From: NJ Transit Alerts Date: Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 8:20 AM Subject: NJ Transit Alerts Bus service to and from Port Authority Bus Terminal is subject to 20-minute delays. Sent: 8:14 AM —- From: NJ Transit Alerts Date: Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 8:40 AM Subject: NJ Transit Alerts Bus service to and from Port Authority Bus Terminal is subject to 30-45 minute delays due to an earlier disabled vehicle. Sent: 8:35 AM —- From: NJ Transit Alerts Date: Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 9:01 AM Subject: NJ Transit Alerts Some inbound PABT buses will be diverted to Secaucus Jct. for rail service to NY Penn Station due to delays at the Lincoln Tunnel. NJT trains will honor bus tic Sent: 8:56 AM —- From: NJ Transit Alerts Date: Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 9:15 AM Subject: NJ Transit Alerts Some inbound PABT buses will be diverted to Secaucus Jct. for trains to NYPS due to delays at the Lincoln Tunnel. NJT trains will honor bus tickets and passes. Sent: 9:09 AM —- From: NJ Transit Alerts Date: Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 10:34 AM Subject: NJ Transit Alerts Bus service to and from Port Authority Bus Terminal is subject to 15-30 minute delays. Sent: 10:28 AM —- From: NJ Transit Alerts Date: Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 11:05 AM Subject: NJ Transit Alerts Bus service to and from Port Authority Bus Terminal is… Read more »

cegre
cegre
Thursday, March 18, 2010 3:35 pm

I signed up for the transit alerts and didn’t receive a single message this morning. Waited an hour at 14th and Willow before hopping on one of the vans that were trolling by the uptown stops. I figured if the lines were like that at all of the stops I had zero chance of getting on a bus for a long time.

However, I do agree with the commenter above that it was better than being stuck in the tunnel – I had an extra 60 mins to enjoy the sunshine today.

gnoor
gnoor
Thursday, March 18, 2010 1:43 pm

I took the 126 in this am at 7:20. The tunnel was clear but there was a HUGE backup at Port Authority. I think that is where the problem was becuase it was gridlock, no buses could enter the terminal to off-load passengers. The driver finally let us out of the bus while we were on the ramp and we walked from there. I am curious what happened in PA for this to happen.

iforgotmymantra
iforgotmymantra
Thursday, March 18, 2010 1:38 pm

I feel bad for these folks but being stuck in the tunnel on a bus is worse, in my opinion. Instant panic attack.

oceanbloo
oceanbloo
Thursday, March 18, 2010 12:56 pm

That bus line this morning was epic. In all my years in Hoboken, I have never seen it that bad.

Word of advice – if you are standing at the 11th and Washington stop, and while in line you’re closer to Hudson street than you are to Washington, go to the ferry. There is clearly something wrong.

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