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Thursday morning’s fatal train crash at the Hoboken Terminal in New Jersey, a hub used by nearly 60,000 people a day, crippled mass transit in the area and is likely to snarl the evening commute.
About a dozen commuter rail and rapid-transit lines converge at Hoboken, and all of them are affected.
There is currently no train, light-rail, bus or ferry service into or out of Hoboken Terminal, though PATH service has been restored into and out of Hoboken.
Here’s a guide to traveling between New York and New Jersey. We will update it as necessary.
• General Tips
New Jersey Transit has a trip planner that lets you type in a destination and tells you how to get there by bus. But it shows only New Jersey Transit buses, not private lines. There is no comprehensive guide to private bus service in New Jersey.
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Expect delays and congestion wherever you go. Josh Crandall, the founder of Clever Commute, an online information service for suburban commuters, said despite the challenges, he was optimistic that tonight’s commute is “not going to be terrible” because of the redundancies built into the transit system.
“We’ve been tested over again, with strikes and storms and snow, and we are like ants marching,” Mr. Crandall said. “We just find a way.”
• To and From Hoboken
PATH is now running in both directions. The New Jersey Transit 126 bus is also running extra service, but it starts and ends at Hoboken City Hall instead of Hoboken Terminal.
• For Commuters Who Usually Take a Train From Hoboken Terminal
Take the subway or PATH to Pennsylvania Station in New York and catch a New Jersey Transit train to Secaucus Junction instead. All of New Jersey Transit’s main train lines run through that hub. Use New Jersey Transit’s trip planner to find a way home from Secaucus Junction.
You can also take PATH to Hoboken and catch a free shuttle bus to Secaucus, but capacity will be limited.
Another option is to take the subway to Port Authority Bus Terminal and catch a bus home. Try New Jersey Transit’s trip planner. Much of North Jersey is also served by private bus lines that run from the Port Authority.
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• To and From Hudson County South of Hoboken
If you usually take PATH to Hoboken to catch the Eighth Street-Hoboken Light Rail, you can take PATH to Newport and catch the light rail there.
Or take the New York Waterway ferry from World Financial Center, Wall Street or West 39th Street to Paulus Hook in Jersey City and catch the light rail at the Essex Street station.
• To and From Hudson County North of Hoboken
If you usually take PATH to Hoboken to catch the Hoboken-Tonnelle Light Rail, you can take the New York Waterway ferry from Wall Street, World Financial Center or West 39th Street to Port Imperial in Weehawken to catch the light rail.
Or take a New Jersey Transit train from Penn Station in New York to Secaucus Junction. There, Uber is offering free UberPOOL rides until 8 p.m. to much of northern Hudson County.
Or take a bus from the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Try New Jersey Transit’s trip planner.
• To and From Pascack Valley and Port Jervis Line Stations in New York State
Take a train from Pennsylvania Station in New York to Secaucus Junction and catch your train there.
Or take Metro-North’s Hudson Line from Grand Central to Tarrytown and Beacon. There will be shuttle buses to Pascack Valley and Port Jervis Line stations there.
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