Partial NJ Transit rail service will resume Monday at Hoboken Terminal following deadly crash

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HOBOKEN, N.J. — A portion of Hoboken Terminal will reopen to commuter rail service Monday, more than a week after a rush-hour train barreled into the station, killing a commuter standing on the platform and injuring more than 100 others.

New Jersey Transit made the announcement Friday, saying cross-honoring will continue only on Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, NJ Transit bus and private carriers.

The entire historic terminal was cordoned off following the Sept. 29 crash because of “extensive damage.” The train was traveling twice the speed limit — about 21 mph — when it crashed into the station.

The train wasn’t removed from the mangled steel of the station until Thursday. It was towed away to undergo further examination.

NJ Transit said Tracks 1 to 9 will remain out of service, while Tracks 10 to 17 will open.

The following lines will return to a weekday schedule into and out of Hoboken starting Monday, with some adjustments:

  • Main/Bergen County
  • Pascack Valley
  • Port Jervis

Certain express trains won’t be running and other trains will be combined. Specific details about which trains will be affected can be found at after 10 p.m. Friday, the agency said.

Other service changes include:

  • Trains on the Montclair-Boonton line originating west of Montclair State University, including from Denville, will operate into Hoboken with added stops east of the university
  • Most Gladstone Branch trains to Hoboken will be restored
  • North Jersey Coast and Raritan Valley line trains scheduled to terminate in Hoboken will continue to terminate at Newark Penn Station

Riders are told to expect crowded trains and delays while service slowly returns to normal.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.