THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NY & NJ

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PORT AUTHORITY TO OPEN E SUBWAY TRAIN ENTRANCE IN WORLD TRADE CENTER TRANSPORTATION HUB

Date: Dec 16, 2016
Press Release Number: 247-2016

The Port Authority announced today that it will open the new E subway train entrance in the World Trade Center Transportation Hub on Monday, December 19 – opening another major piece of the iconic transportation facility. The new entrance, located on the second level of the Oculus in the northeast corner, retains some of the historical features that existed in the entryway prior to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, including the original travertine flooring, a ramp structure, doors and directional signage.

The new entrance on the northern side of the Hub will allow PATH commuters to have direct access to E trains without having to go to street level. The new entrance is not ADA accessible, but a new ADA entrance in the Oculus will be built in the future. To obtain information on ADA access to the E subway line, click here:

http://web.mta.info/nyct/service/WTCaccessibility.htm

The Hub already provides PATH riders with direct connections to 10 New York City subway lines – 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J, Z, R and W. An additional link to the R line and to the No. 1 subway line will be available in the coming months.

The opening of the new E subway entrance culminates a year of activity in which the World Trade Center Transportation Hub Oculus opened in phases. The western portion of the Oculus opened on March 3, allowing the more than 100,000 passenger trips that travel through PATH with below-ground, climate-controlled access to a new entrance at the corner of Liberty and Church streets, a few blocks from Wall Street. In late May, the remainder of the Oculus opened, including its direct underground connection to the MTA’s Fulton Transit Center. Subsequently, a new entrance at Vesey and Church streets opened.

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.