N.J. resumes rail service at station after deadly crash
HOBOKEN, N.J. — Rail service resumed Monday at a transit station damaged when a train traveling more than twice the speed limit crashed, killing a woman on the platform and injuring more than 100 other people.
The return of partial service into Hoboken Terminal was welcomed by commuters nearly two weeks after the Sept. 29 crash.
Eight of the 17 tracks at Hoboken Terminal reopened, according to New Jersey Transit. Tracks 10 to 17 reopened, while tracks 1 to 9 will remain out of service as repair work continues in that section of the busy station, where commuters connect with other trains and ferries heading into New York City.
Transit workers were standing on the platform to greet commuters, handing out free water bottles next to a sign that said, “Thanks for your patience.”