How To Get Home After the Hoboken Terminal Train Crash

UPDATE: After Train Crash, NJ Transit Plans for Friday Rush Hour

Some commuters will be riding buses to get home in the wake of a deadly train crash at the Hoboken Terminal that killed one woman, hurt more than 100 people and demolished part of the century-old station.

PATH trains, which hadn't been running between Hoboken and Manhattan since the crash Thursday morning, got running again at 3 p.m., and NJ Transit announced contingency plans for the evening and morning commutes following the crash at the popular transfer point for thousands of commuters. 

Still, getting home Thursday night won't be easy. The terminal is NJ Transit's fifth busiest station, and the laundry list of changes is likely to cause headaches for the next couple commutes. 

Below are options for commuters who normally travel through Hoboken Terminal:


•  NJ Transit will increase service on the 126 line between Hoboken and Port Authority. Commuters will be notified on where to get service.

• Shuttle buses will run between  Hoboken and Secaucus on a load-and-go basis.

• A bus shuttle will operate from Hoboken at the alternative bus service on Observer Highway to the Newport-Pavonia Station

• All Eighth Street to Hoboken service terminates at Newport Station


Beginning at 4 p.m., the following service changes will be in effect:

• Main, Bergen, Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines will operate on a modified weekend schedule originating and terminating in Secaucus. Buses will shuttle commuters from Hoboken to Secaucus Junction on a load and go basis.

• Riders who need to access Secaucus are urged to take trains from New York Penn Station.

• Morris & Essex Line, Gladstone Branch and Montclair-Boonton Line will be limited service for points west of Montclair State University and west of Dover.

• Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line (New York service only), Raritan Valley, Midtown direct and Atlantic City rail lines will all operate on normal weekday schedules. Midtown direct service will make additional stops east of Summit.


• All Hudson Bergen Light Rail service was suspended into and out of Hoboken but it will resume full service by Friday morning.


For Pascack Valley Line (PVL) and Suffern, Sloatsburg, Tuxedo & Harriman commuters:

• Take the Hudson Line Train Service to Tarrytown Station for connecting bus service to all PVL stations and Suffern, Sloatsburg, Tuxedo & Harriman stations. Buses will meet trains departing Grand Central Terminal between 3:43 p.m. and 8:33 p.m.

• For Port Jervis Line commuters between Harriman and Port Jervis Stations:

• Take the Hudson Line Train Service to Beacon Station for connecting bus service to all stations between Harriman and Port Jervis stations. Buses will meet trains departing Grand Central Terminal between 3:48 PM and 8:29 PM.


• NJ Transit buses and private carriers will honor NJ Transit rail tickets and passes.

• Uber will refund rides taken from the Hoboken train station since the accident.

• Metro-North will honor all Pascack Valley Line and Port Jervis Line rail tickets until further notice

• Commuters should expect congestion and delays.

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