Date: Nov 20, 2012
Press Release Number: 198-2012
Around-the-clock efforts helped restore normal operations on most of PATH system in advance of heavily traveled weekend
The Port Authority will provide extra early-getaway service tomorrow, November 21, to accommodate commuters getting an early start on their Thanksgiving holiday weekend. In addition, the agency will provide extra service on the morning of Thanksgiving to accommodate those attending the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in Manhattan.
Tomorrow, the day before the holiday, which is one of the busiest travel days of the year, PATH will begin its early-getaway service at 2 p.m. and will run extra trains from 33rd Street in Manhattan to Journal Square and Newark in New Jersey.
On Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, PATH will operate on a holiday schedule with stops at Newark Penn Station, Harrison, Journal Square, Grove Street, Newport in New Jersey and 9th, 14th, 23rd and 33rd street stations in New York. PATH will have extra trains available in the morning to accommodate parade-goers traveling to Manhattan to see the Macy’s parade.
PATH will operate on a modified weekday schedule on Friday, with 10-minute intervals between trains.
PATH service is available from Newark in New Jersey to 33rd Street in New York, seven days a week between the hours of 5 a.m.-10 p.m. and includes stops in New Jersey at Newark, Harrison, Journal Square, Grove Street and Newport stations and stops in New York at 9th, 14th, 23rd and 33rd Street.
Weekend service on the Newark to 33rd Street line also makes stops at Christopher Street in Manhattan. Disabled passengers continue to have access to the platforms at Newark, Journal Square and 33rd Street.
Service remains suspended at Hoboken, Exchange Place and World Trade Center as Hurricane Sandy-related repair efforts continue.
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