- Title: Hoboken commuters little affected by fatal train crash
- Date: 30th September 2016
- Summary: HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 30, 2016) (REUTERS) BUSES AT HOBOKEN TERMINAL EMERGENCY VEHICLES, THEN COMMUTERS CROSSING STREET COMMUTERS ENTERING PATH (PORT AUTHORITY TRANS-HUDSON) STATION HOBOKEN BUS TERMINAL, IN FRONT OF TRAIN STATION (SOUNDBITE) (English) NEW JERSEY COMMUTER, NICK SANGIACOMO, SAYING: "Me personally, coming back I was. I think everybody at least was a little bit affected by it. I took an Uber back yesterday, so that was a little inconvenient." COMMUTERS CROSSING STREET (SOUNDBITE) (English) NEW JERSEY COMMUTER, JUSTIN LEVATINO, SAYING: "I am just going to go straight to the PATH, so it hasn't affected me at all." NEW JERSEY COMMUTER, ASHLEY CHOATE, WALKING (SOUNDBITE) (English) NEW JERSEY COMMUTER, ASHLEY CHOATE, SAYING: "No, I got here 7:30 in the morning, so I was not here when it happened. But getting home it did, because I had to get a ride into the city." (SOUNDBITE) (English) NEW JERSEY COMMUTER, BRUCE TAN, SAYING: "Yes, people running around, lots of cops, media. But today, it's quiet, it's nice, except for the rain." NEWSPAPERS LAID OUT FRONT PAGE OF NEW YORK POST READING (English) 'TRAIN HORROR' FRONT PAGE OF WALL STREET JOURNAL FRONT PAGE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES FRONT PAGE OF THE RECORD, THEN THE NEW YORK TIMES WIDE VIEW OF HOBOKEN TERMINAL SIGN OF HOBOKEN BUS TERMINAL POLICE CAR IN FRONT OF TERMINAL TRANSIT POLICE OFFICER MORE OF TERMINAL
- Embargoed: 15th October 2016 14:50
- Keywords: Hoboken New Jersey train crash New Jersey Transit morning headlines transport accident
- Location: HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES
- City: HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Ground Accidents/Collisions,Disaster/Accidents
- Reuters ID: LVA00151RDX6V
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: New Jersey commuters to and from Hoboken on Friday (September 30) said they were little inconvenienced, one day after the fatal train crash that killed one person at the Hoboken terminal.
A major transit hub, the historic green-roofed Hoboken Station is served by NJ Transit commuter trains connecting much of New Jersey with the country's largest city, as well as the Port Authority Trans-Hudson subway-like system known as PATH, a light rail service and ferry service to New York.
"I am just going to go straight to the PATH, so it hasn't affected me at all," commuter Justin Levatino told Reuters on Friday.
Bruce Tan, who works in a building nearby the terminal said most things seemed to be back to normal.
"Yes, people running around, lot's of cops, media. But today, it's quiet, it's nice, except for the rain," he said.
Other commuters said that they opted for car services instead of mass transit on Thursday (September 29), but added that it didn't affect them much.
Train #1614 was on the Pascack Valley line, which goes through Northern Bergen County, and had originated at Spring Valley, New York. It was on track five when it hit the Hoboken terminal building at about 08:45 a.m. EDT (1245 GMT), killing one person on the platform and injuring more than 100 as it brought down part of the roof and scattered debris over the concourse.
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