Monday, October 17, 2016

Hoboken Terminal back at full service

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Hoboken Terminal back at full service NJ Transit

New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) opened additional tracks at Hoboken Terminal Oct. 17, enabling the full restoration of train service into the hub.

Customers may access Tracks 1, 2, 3 and 4 through the external walkway near PATH and Tracks 7 and 8 via the Main Terminal. NJ Transit said customers should note that there also would be some reconfiguration of paths of travel to account for the change in access points.

Tracks 5 and 6 remain out of service following an accident Sept. 29 where one woman died and 110 people were injured when a NJ Transit train entered the terminal at 21 mph causing an accident. The National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary report on the accident on Oct. 14.

Tracks 5 and 6 will remain closed as NJ Transit advances ongoing repair and recovery work.

"We are pleased to be able to expedite additional service into Hoboken for our customers. In addition, and as an extra safety measure, trains entering Hoboken Terminal will decrease their approach speed from 10 mph to 5 mph to complement the new safety measure of having the conductor ride in the cab car with the engineer remains," said NJ Transit Executive Director Steven Santoro. "The combination of additional track space, as well as the added safety measure will demonstrate that we are working swiftly and purposefully toward providing our customers with an optimal commute," he said.