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Changes to transit service for Friday following the fatal Hoboken train crash

HOBOKEN, N.J. – Friday morning will be challenge for commuters following the deadly NJ Transit train crash in Hoboken Thursday.

NJ Transit announced changes for the early morning Friday commute after the  collision at Hoboken Terminal that killed a woman and injured more than 100 people.

All rail service into and out of the Terminal remains suspended. Meanwhile the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service will resume full service into and out of Hoboken Station.

Customers may experience overcrowding and possible delays caused by congestion, NJ Transit warns.

For those looking to go to New York City, a spokesperson for the company said they're encouraging commuters to transfer at Seacaucus and take a train to Penn Station or use ferry/bus/other transportation to get into the city.

The following service will be in effect:

  • All New York City bound trains (Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line, MidTOWN DIRECT), Raritan Valley and Atlantic City lines will operate on a normal weekday schedules.
  • Main, Bergen, Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines will continue to operate on a modified weekend schedule originating/terminating in Secaucus.
  • There will be limited rail shuttle service on the Montclair-Boonton Line west of Montclair State University.
  • There will be rail shuttle service on the M&E between Hackettstown and Dover.
  • The Gladstone branch will have its two regularly scheduled MidTOWN DIRECT trains in addition to rail shuttles between Gladstone and Summit.


  • Supplemental service during AM & PM peak hour periods on the No. 126 (Hoboken-NY) and other commuter lines in Bergen, Passaic, and Essex Counties that operate in proximity to Hoboken-based rail service will be added to handle anticipated customer demand.  Customers should plan for extra travel time due to anticipated traffic volume.
  • Shuttle service will operate between Secaucus Junction and Liberty State Park Light Rail Station.  Service will begin at 6:00 AM and continue throughout the day until midnight.  This service will operate on a load and go basis during peak hours. During off-peak hours, service will continue to operate less frequently, based upon demand. NJT rail tickets and passes will be cross-honored on this shuttle service.
  • Customers wishing to go from Secaucus to the Jersey City waterfront should use the shuttle bus service to Liberty State Park and make connection to Hudson Bergen Light Rail.

Light Rail

  • All Hudson Bergen Light Rail service will resume full service into and out of Hoboken.

In addition, there will be alternate service for Port Jervis and Pascack Valley Line customers. For the full schedule, please check this link.