By Larry Higgs | NJ Advance Media for
on April 12, 2017 at 6:12 AM, updated April 12, 2017 at 9:48 AM

Last week, in the midst of the commuter chaos caused by the train derailment at Penn Station, NY Waterway set up an extra ferry route from Hoboken to mid-town Manhattan.

That service will now become a permanent later this year, NY Waterway officials said.

The new ferry service will run the same route between West 39th Street and Hoboken terminal, starting in September, said Arthur Imperatore Sr. NY Waterway president and founder.

That ferry service was launched as an emergency route during the height of last week’s commuting crisis caused by a derailment in Penn Station New York on April and four days of reduced rail service while track damage was repaired.