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TRAVEL ADVISORY - PATH SERVICE ON 33RD STREET LINE TO REMAIN SUSPENDED THIS WEEKEND FOR VITAL RAIL SAFETY AND SIGNALIZATION WORK

Date: Sep 30, 2016
Press Release Number: 186-2016

Hoboken-to-WTC PATH service will be operational throughout the weekend, following accident at Hoboken Terminal

PATH’s schedule of weekend closures on the 33rd Street Line will continue this weekend as part of its ongoing installation of a comprehensive, federally mandated computerized signal system designed to improve passenger service and safety.

The service outage will begin at 12:10 a.m. Saturday, October 1, with full service resumption set for 5 a.m. Monday, October 3. Work on the 33rd Street Line, which began in August, is scheduled for weekends through the end of December, excluding the weekends of Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. The project includes new Positive Train Control (PTC) signals and technology that will make the commuting experience safer and more comfortable upon completion for PATH riders.

PATH will be providing its regular weekend travel alternatives to assist affected passengers while the project is under way. These options include direct service between Hoboken and the World Trade Center, extra Journal Square-to-WTC service and a free shuttle bus ride from the WTC to 29th Street along Sixth and Seventh avenues. For additional information on PATH weekend travel options, go to http://www.panynj.gov/path/full-schedules.cfm

PATH will continue to cross-honor NJ Transit bus and rail tickets indefinitely for passengers affected by Thursday’s train accident. Normal PATH service and operations were fully restored by 4 p.m. the same day, and will continue to run on normal weekday schedules through today’s afternoon rush and again at the start of the work week.

Contact:
The 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 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.