PATH Forward: April 2014 Update

Post-Sandy Weekend Work

World Trade Center & Exchange Place Stations

Beginning the weekend of February 15th and 16th, PATH service in and out of Exchange Place and World Trade Center stations was suspended to allow for post-Sandy resiliency work, the installation of Positive Train Control technology, and on-going security project work. Weekend service at these stations has continued to be suspended in subsequent weekends, and will continue on weekends with the exception of major holidays in 2014.

Similar to previous weekend closures in November 2013, these weekend outages provided workers with 48-hour blocks of time to complete a significant amount of work that cannot be accomplished when passenger service is operating at these stations.

In addition to the weekend station closures, extensive work has begun on signal equipment in other areas of the system, including between Newark and Journal Square stations.

We wanted to provide the PATH community with an update on work accomplished over weekends in February and March.


  • Positive Train Control work  throughout the system
    • Continued signal retrofits, new signal foundation and new equipment installation, and testing of equipment
  • Work in Tunnels E and F
    • Tunnel cleaning of steel plates, duct banks, and track beds
    • Installed security-related equipment
    • Continued installation of post-Sandy resiliency flood gates
  • Work at Exchange Place & World Trade Center Stations
    • Restored damaged tiles at Exchange Place Station  on the east- and west-bound platforms
    • Performed testing and troubleshooting on Sandy-damaged ventilation doors near Exchange Place Station
    • Completed work on WTC Track 1/Platform A prior to grand opening
    • Asbestos abatement of exposed duct bank in utility corridor at World Trade Center
    • Decommissioned WTC Track 3 for final construction activities
    • Installed various utilities and equipment throughout all WTC tracks

Restoration of damaged tiles

Restoration of damaged tiles at Exchange Place platform.

Workers clean salt residue

Workers clean salt residue from the walls of Tunnel F.

A new R2X signal

A new R2X signal (PTC) installed next to an old signal.

We thank you for your patience while we continue these very important projects that will reduce train delays and improve service. Work progress updates will continue to be posted regularly.
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