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TRAVEL ADVISORY - PATH SERVICE SUSPENDED THROUGH THIS EVENING'S RUSH HOUR FROM HOBOKEN TO 33rd STREET AND JOURNAL SQUARE TO 33rd STREET DUE TO POWER CABLE ISSUES

Date: Sep 23, 2014
Press Release Number: 199-2014

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Service on PATH's Journal Square to 33rd Street and Hoboken to 33rd Street lines will remain suspended through this evening's rush hour, as emergency repair work continues with the goal of resuming service in time for tomorrow morning's rush hour.

PATH's service problems this morning on those lines were related to issues stemming from Sunday's cable fire in the Manhattan tunnel, south of 23rd Street and 6th Ave.

A preliminary review has determined a repair splice between replacement cable and older cable resulted in a smoky condition this morning in the same area as Sunday's problem, leading PATH officials to cut power and service as a matter of safety. PATH employees are working to bring the two lines back as soon as possible.

Fortunately, there have been no injuries related to these incidents and service remains on the World Trade Center to Newark and World Trade Center to Hoboken lines, but the Port Authority regrets the significant inconvenience riders have endured since Sunday afternoon. Much of the cabling in the Manhattan tunnel dates back decades and PATH officials are exploring ways to accelerate updating the miles of old wiring to help ensure more reliable service, while minimizing the reductions in service that will be needed to make the upgrades.

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