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Blocked passageway at Hoboken, now reopened

Since an inbound NJ Transit train crashed through the bumper block on Track 5 at the railroad's Hoboken terminal on September 29, 2016, a critical pedestrian passage has been closed.  The passageway has now reopened, eliminating a detour that most riders had to endure: a circular trip through the terminal's main waiting room and then through a narrow door that leads to exits to the street, the adjacent bus terminal, and most importantly, to the PATH rapid transit system. NJT had previously announced that the passageway would not reopen until June. The detour route often became clogged in peak hours, even dangerously so when passenger loads swelled during recent incidents when trains were diverted to Hoboken from New York's Penn Station. Now passengers from the bulk of the station's tracks can walk directly to the exits, using the walkway at the end of the tracks rather than the detour.

The accident, which killed a bystander in the station and injured a number of riders on the train, caused extensive damage to the historic terminal's structure. Full repairs wil not be completed for several years, owing to the complexity of repairing the architecturally significant parts of the damaged train shed and terminal building.