The Hoboken Train Crash: Here’s How to Help {And a Look at Our Community Coming Together}

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It was a regular morning at the Hoboken train terminal, but a few seconds truly changed everything for over 100 people. A train on the Pascack Valley line came crashing through the terminal at full speed, injuring at least 100 and killing one person. After this tragic accident, our Hoboken community is rallying together to lend a hand. Here are a list of ways businesses and people are making today a little easier on our city.


Photo: Will Ferman

A few tips: 

Call 201-915-2691 to check on a loved ones’ status.

Washington Street temporarily closed from 2nd to the PATH area.

PATH train service will be restored at 3PM.

Buses are running from City Hall (not train station area).

Full transport updates here: 

Will update as we know more. 


Who’s helping out: 


Uber offered free rides today to anyone riding in Hoboken until noon today. Email them at to get a refund on your ride if going to/from PATH.

Hudson Bike Share is offering free bikes to all — download their app but then bike ride is free.

Honey Grow is handing out water and other items.

Tony Boloney’s brought free pizza to the Hoboken Terminal.


In general, please give the emergency personnel space — that is the best way that you can help — so that their trucks, ambulances, etc. can through. In general, we’ll update as we know of anyone with specific needs. So thankful for the brave men and women who help us when in need.

Please email if you need anything — happy to connect you to whomever you need.


And if you don’t live in Hoboken, you can still help out — Red Cross blood donations are always helpful.

Hug your friends and loved ones <3

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Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of With deep entrepreneurial roots in Hudson County — as her grandparents owned textile businesses on Tonnelle Ave in North Bergen dating back to the 50s — she started the site as a Hoboken resident to discover the amazing things happening in the area. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event or #HobokenGirlHelps volunteer project, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her two pups, or watching Bravo TV and ordering takeout with her husband.