HOBOKEN — This past Monday, NJ Transit reopened tracks 10 through 17 in the Hoboken train terminal as it continues to repair the area around tracks 1-9 following a deadly train crash on Sept. 29. They also opened the waiting room.
However, wooden green walls (see photos) have been erected to block certain entrances near the site of the crash, which took the life of young Hoboken mother Fabiola de Kroon.
NJ Transit said in a release last week, “Beginning with the first train Monday morning, NJ TRANSIT will reopen Tracks 10-17 for rail service. Tracks 1-9 will remain out of service until further notice as repair work in that section of the terminal continues.
“When the partial reopening occurs, Main/Bergen County, Pascack Valley and Port Jervis Line trains will return to a weekday schedule, with some adjustments, to and from Hoboken. Select express trains will be eliminated and certain other trains will be combined. Customers are urged to go to njtransit.com for more specific information.
“On the Montclair-Boonton Line, trains originating west of Montclair State University (MSU), including from Denville will operate into Hoboken, with additional stops east of MSU.
“Most Gladstone Branch trains to Hoboken will be restored.
“North Jersey Coast Line and Raritan Valley Line trains scheduled to terminate in Hoboken will continue to terminate at Newark Penn Station.
“Because rail service will be modified in and out of the terminal, other NJ TRANSIT bus, rail and light rail services may experience crowding conditions and delays.
“As repair work continues at the terminal, customers are advised to stay clear of all work areas.”
NJ TRANSIT bus, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, PATH and NY Waterway also continue to operate in and out of Hoboken on their regular routes and schedules.