Ed Day, Rockland County Executive
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 29, 2016
Contact: Jane Lerner, Director of Strategic Communications
Office of the County Executive (845) 638-5645
Rockland Response to Hoboken NJTransit Train Crash
NEW CITY, NY — Rockland is making resources available to residents who have been affected by today’s NJTransit train crash in Hoboken, N.J., Rockland County Executive Ed Day announced.
The train that crashed originated at 7:23 a.m., in Spring Valley and also stopped in Nanuet and Pearl River.
Rockland officials do not currently have information about the number of county residents injured.
"We know many people have been injured, at least one fatally," Day said. "We don't know where they are from. Our prayers are with them and their families."
Rockland has set up an emergency number which will be available 24/7 to provide counseling services to individuals and families affected by the train crash.
The number is 845-517-0400.
Trained staff from Rockland County Department of Mental Health, Rockland Paramedics Behavioral Response Team and the Rockland County Department of Social Services will be available.
VCS also has staff available to provide counseling services. The agency can be reached at 845-634-5729.
There will be a Drop in Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday located at Rockland Paramedic Services, 540 Chestnut Ridge Road, Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.
In addition, the Rockland Department of Transportation is providing extra TAPPAN ZEExpress bus service for this evening’s commute between Tarrytown and the Palisades Center Park & Ride in West Nyack.
As a result of suspended rail service on the Port Jervis and Pascack Valley lines, Rockland’s TAPPAN ZEExpress bus service will be honoring all NJ Transit rail tickets until further notice.
Metro-North is honoring all NJ Transit rail tickets on the Hudson line at Tarrytown. NY Waterway's Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry, NJT bus and private carriers are also honoring NJT rail tickets and passes.
For updated transit information from Rockland click here.