Amtrak’s Penn Station NY Repairs

From June 17 through September 6, 2019, Amtrak is making a series of major infrastructure upgrades at Penn Station NY. This effort requires extensive track work that will impact train service. Due to this work, NJ TRANSIT has decreased its mid-town direct service, diverting the trains to Hoboken.

PATH has increased train frequency on the Hoboken-33 Street line during the morning and evening rush hours.

We strongly encourage customers to purchase SmartLink Cards or Pay-Per-Ride MetroCards in advance to avoid lines at ticket vending machines. SmartLink Cards can be purchased and refilled online at www.SmartLinkCard.com.

For more information about NJ TRANSIT’s Midtown Direct service changes, please click here.

FAQs

1) Why is NJ TRANSIT reducing and/or adjusting train service?

From June 17 through September 6, 2019 (subject to change), Amtrak is making a series of major infrastructure upgrades at Penn Station NY. This effort requires extensive track work that will impact train service. Due to this work, NJ TRANSIT has decreased its mid-town direct service, diverting the trains to Hoboken.

2) How is PATH accommodating extra NJ TRANSIT passengers?

PATH has increased train frequency on the Hoboken-33 Street line during the morning and evening rush hours.

3) Is PATH cross honoring NJ TRANSIT passengers?

No. NJ TRANSIT is reducing the cost of tickets and passes by at least the corresponding cost of a PATH fare, enabling customers to purchase PATH fare at no additional out-of-pocket cost. Customers who plan to use the PATH system are required to pay the PATH fare.

4) How do NJ TRANSIT customers purchase their PATH fare?

PATH accepts SmartLink Cards and Pay-Per-Ride MetroCards. Customers can purchase and preload trips onto a SmartLink Card at SmartLinkCard.com, or they can preload money on their Pay-Per-Ride MetroCards at ticket vending machines.

Maps

Hoboken Terminal: Connections from NJ TRANSIT to PATH

NJ Transit to PATH connection - Hoboken Terminal

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Penn Station NY: Directions to PATH 33 Street Station

Penn Station NY to PATH 33rd Street Station

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Travel Tips

  • Purchase your PATH fare in advance to avoid long lines and additional wait times at the ticket vending machines. SmartLink Card holders can preload trips onto their SmartLink Cards at SmartLinkCard.com.
  • Allow extra time during peak hours, or travel during off-peak hours.
  • Plan ahead for your commute – understand all alternative travel options to determine what will work best for you.
  • Travel light – if possible, leave large backpacks or other large items at home.
  • Remember to take all your belongings with you when you exit the train: items left behind can become a security concern and cause service disruptions.
  • Move to the center of the train to allow more passengers on.
  • Allow others to exit the train before boarding.
  • Parking will be limited around PATH stations.

Contact Us

PATH Customer Service:

Port Authority Police:

  • 800 828-PAPD (7273)

In station:

  • Use Passenger Assistance Telephones or see Passenger Information Agents in red shirts for help

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