NEW YORK CITY — PATH trains resumed service to and from Hoboken Thursday afternoon after a train jumped the tracks at the city's NJ Transit rail station, killing one, injuring more than 100 and leaving the hub badly damaged.
The link with New York City resumed Hoboken-bound service shortly after 3 p.m. following an inspection which declared that "the structural integrity is fine," New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said.
New York-bound service resumed an hour later. All New Jersey Transit trains from the station were canceled.
The MTA, Port Authority and New Jersey Transit buses will accept New Jersey rail tickets from those affected by the disruption, they announced on Twitter.
NJT bus, private carriers, & NY Waterway are honoring NJT rail tickets/passes. PATH service in/out of HOB station is also suspended. (2/2)— NJ TRANSIT (@NJTRANSIT) September 29, 2016
NJT buses will cross honor PATH passengers to/from HOB. For service between HOB-NYC use NJT 126 bus at Washington and First St. in HOB.— PATH Train (@PATHTrain) September 29, 2016
The New Jersey Transit 126 bus will run with increased service and connect to a shuttle bus running between Hoboken and Secaucus Junction, the commissioner said.
Car service apps Uber and Lyft both offered free rides to passengers in Hoboken and Union City; Uber from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Lyft from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the companies announced on Twitter.
And the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will run on increased service with connections to city ferry services at Port Imperial and Paulus Hook, officials announced.
Hoboken Terminal: After earlier incident at NJT's Hoboken Station, no service into/out of PATH's Hoboken Station. JSQ-33 & NWK-WTC running.— PATH Train (@PATHTrain) September 29, 2016
Travelers can take the Light Rail to Port Imp for svc. to MT & DT, or Paulus Hook for svc. to DT. Also, Hob 14th St. to MT.— NY Waterway (@ridetheferry) September 29, 2016
Metro North service west of the Hudson River — the Pascack Valley line, the Hudson line and the Port Jarvis line — was also impacted by the crash and several stations will be accessible through bus service, the MTA announced.
Buses will depart from the Hudson Line Tarrytown station to take riders to Pearl River, Nanuet, Spring Valley, Suffern, Sloatsburg, Tuxedo, Harriman and Salisbury Mills stations.
And buses will depart from the Hudson Line Beacon station to take riders to all stations between Campbell Hall and Port Jervis on the Port Jervis line.
"We will have the the system up and running as soon as humanly possible," said Governor Andrew Cuomo, who appeared beside Christie at a press conference.