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STREET-LEVEL ENTRANCES TO WORLD TRADE CENTER TRANSPORTATION HUB TO OPEN ON AUGUST 16

Date: Aug 11, 2016
Press Release Number: 140-2016

Travelers will be able to enter the sprawling facility via Greenwich Street and Church Street for the first time

Hundreds of thousands of workers, residents and tourists who use the World Trade Center Transportation Hub each day will be able to enter the sprawling facility on street level for the first time beginning August 16 – another major milestone for the world-class transportation facility.

The opening of Hub entrances on Greenwich and Church streets will occur at noon on August 16 simultaneously with the grand opening of Westfield’s shopping complex. The opening of the northern section of the street-level Hub plaza also will provide enhanced circulation throughout the area.

To mark the milestone, members of the Port Authority Police Department Honor Guard will conduct a flag raising ceremony at 11:30 a.m. in the northeast corner of the Hub plaza. Media interested in covering the ceremony should arrive at the location no later than 11 a.m.

The opening of the Hub’s street-level entrances brings the facility closer to completion. Work is continuing on the construction of Platforms C and D in the World Trade Center PATH Station. The platforms are scheduled to be completed and opened for PATH service in the coming weeks.

The Transportation Hub Oculus opened on March 3, providing an enhanced travel experience for the 50,000 daily PATH riders with below-ground, climate-controlled access to an entrance at the corner of Liberty and Church streets, a few blocks from Wall Street.

On May 26, the Oculus’ eastern portion opened, providing PATH riders with direct connections to nine New York City subway lines – 2,3,4, 5, A, C, J, Z, and R. Links to the E and No. 1 subway lines will be available in the coming months.

The Transportation Hub and Oculus – designed by Santiago Calatrava – will serve as a 21st century, state-of-the-art transit center and will represent the most integrated network of underground pedestrian connections to mass transit lines in New York City. 

CONTACT:
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
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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 the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. 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 raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.