The Signal System Replacement program is a key component to the modernization of PATH. This integrated program will ensure the long-term viability of PATH, and is federally mandated for all regulated railroads by the Federal Rail Administration. PATH is in the process of implementing the latest signals technology, while continuing to provide customers with reliable and safe service. This new signal system will allow PATH trains to safely run closer together, increasing the number of trains we can fit on the system during peak times. Over the past few years, the Board authorized projects for the replacement of the entire PATH Signal System with a modern Automatic Train Control System (ATC) using communications based train control technology. PATH staff is diligently working with the ATC Contractor reviewing design drawings and coordinating, supporting, and overseeing equipment installation.
To learn more about communications based train control technology and how it will effect PATH's
capacity, please watch this video.