NJ Transit reopens all tracks except 5 and 6 in Hoboken train terminal this week

HOBOKEN — NJ TRANSIT will begin reopening tracks on Monday morning that have been closed since the deadly train accident on Sept. 29.
The following is their press release:

Starting Monday, October 17, 2016, NJ TRANSIT will open additional tracks at Hoboken Terminal starting at 4.a.m., which will enable the full restoration of train service into the hub less than three weeks after the suspension of service.
Also, the Ticket Office will resume operation in the Terminal on Saturday. Monday’s schedule will be available on line after 10 p.m. on Saturday, October 15.
“We are pleased to be able to expedite additional service into Hoboken for our customers,” said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Steven Santoro. “In addition, and as an extra safety measure, trains entering Hoboken Terminal will decrease their approach speed from 10 mph to 5 mph. to complement the new safety measure of having the conductor ride in the cab car with the engineering remains.
“The combination of additional track space as well as the added safety measure will demonstrate that we are working swiftly and purposefully toward providing our customers with an optimal commute,” he said.
Beginning Monday, customers may access Tracks 1 through 4 through the external walkway near PATH and Tracks 7 and 8 via the Main Terminal.
Customers should note that there also will be some reconfiguration of paths of travel to account for the change in access points.
Tracks 5 and 6 will remain closed as NJ TRANSIT advances ongoing repair and recovery work.
Customers may experience some delays as NJ TRANSIT personnel work with construction crews to clear the area. Congested conditions in certain locations may also be expected at the terminal with the loss of space around tracks 5 and 6.

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