NY Governor Cuomo Cancels Trip To Peres Funeral – Is Now Heading To NJ Train Crash Scene

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h2NY Governor Cuomo was on the plane heading to attend the funeral of Shimon Peres when the train crash occurred. He has since gotten off the plane, and is now heading to the scene of the train crash in Hoboken, NJ.

The following initial statement was just delivered to YWN by Governor Cuomo.

“At approximately 8:45 a.m. this morning, a New Jersey Transit train originating in Spring Valley, NY collided with the platform at the Hoboken Train Station in New Jersey. The train was carrying a large number of New Yorkers. While we are still learning more about the accident, recent reports indicate that at least 65 riders were injured and one person has been tragically killed.

“The state is working closely with New Jersey Transit and New Jersey authorities, as well as all local and federal partners to provide assistance and keep travelers safe. New York State Police, MTA, Metro North, Port Authority Police Department, Department of Health and emergency officials from the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services are traveling to New Jersey to assist in ongoing response efforts in the aftermath of the crash. The NYS OEM Emergency Operations Center has been activated at the enhanced monitoring level and will continue to provide updates throughout the day.

“NJ Transit, PATH and Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service at the Hoboken Train Station has been suspended until further notice. Ferry service to New York City from the nearby terminal has also been shut down. Commuters should expect major delays to New York City.

“My thoughts and prayers go out to all those who were hurt, and I extend my deepest condolences to the families of those whose loved ones were lost in the fatal accident. The state continues to work around the clock to help those in need, and we will continue to provide the public with more information as it comes in.”

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

4 COMMENTS

  1. As a New York taxpayer, I am glad that Andrew Cuomo, our governor, is not spending taxpayer money on a trip to Israel, however much Shimon Peres deserves honor and respect at his levaya. Mr. Cuomo should focus on the serious accident involving New York/New Jersey transportation infrastructure, especially since his New Jersey counterpart cannot be trusted with transportation matters. As a US taxpayer, I am pleased that our president will honor Mr. Peres by attending his levaya. It is wholly appropriate, and failure to do so would be an insult to an important former leader of a US ally and client state.

  2. huju cuomo democrat doesn’t do anything he presence there wont do anything it takes time to investigate so ur WRONG he was better off at israel sounded like he was looking for an excuse

  3. The funeral Cuomo was supposed to be heading towards started at 5AM NY time.

    I wonder what kind of plane Cuomo was on that he was able to visit New Jersey at 12:07PM when this article was posted?