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Hoboken station 2-plus months from electric power


NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — It will be at least another two months before full electrical power is restored to New Jersey Transit's Hoboken train station.

The station has been operating on generators since it reopened about a week after Superstorm Sandy caused flooding from the Hudson River.

Trains that run on diesel power are able to use the station. The Gladstone branch, which normally runs on electric power, has had to use diesel, which means service on some of the other lines has been cut back to compensate.

NJ Transit executive James Weinstein told the agency's monthly board meeting Thursday that it will take eight to 10 weeks to finish an interim replacement for the destroyed substation. Weinstein said it could take a year or more to finish a permanent substation.


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