THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NY & NJ

Press Release Article


REVISED: PORT AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES COMMENCEMENT OF LIMITED TRANS HUDSON SERVICE ON PATH BEGINNING TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2012

Date: Nov 05, 2012
Press Release Number: 187-2012

PATH will resume limited rail service on Tuesday, November 6, beginning at 5 a.m. Trains will run from Journal Square in Jersey City to 33rd Street in Manhattan and in the return direction until 10 p.m.

Stops will include:

Jersey City, NJ
    Journal Square
    Grove Street
    Newport

Manhattan, NY
    14th Street
    23rd Street
    33rd Street

There will not be stops at Christopher and 9th Streets in Manhattan. Disabled passengers will have access only to the platforms at Journal Square and 33rd Street.

Service remains suspended between Newark Penn Station and Journal Square, Hoboken, Exchange Place, Harrison, and World Trade Center as recovery efforts are continuing.

The Port Authority cautions passengers to expect extended waits and potential service delays as PATH personnel and third-party contractors continue working around-the-clock to safely return the entire system to normal service. In an effort to minimize delays in operations, the Port Authority is waiving fares for Tuesday, November 6.

The PATH system suffered unprecedented and widespread flooding in the tunnels and at multiple stations, as well as power outages that shut down signals and switches. Crews continue to work to restore power and to pump water from some of the tunnels.

The PATH rail system reported nearly 77 million commuter trips in 2011. It is our goal to return the system to a status of fully operational as soon as conditions safely permit. We appreciate the patience of our loyal passengers during this difficult time and pledge our continued efforts to return other stations and lines back to safe operation. For up to date information please go to our website http://www.panynj.gov/path/ and follow us on Twitter @PATHTweet.

CONTACT:
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
212-435-7777

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where construction crews are building the iconic One World Trade Center, which is now the tallest skyscraper in New York. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the state of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency relies on revenues generated by facility users, tolls, fees and rents as well as loans, bond financing, and federal grants to fund its operations. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.