THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NY & NJ

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PATH WILL ADD RUSH HOUR TRAIN SERVICE TODAY AS TEST RUN AHEAD OF MONDAY'S START OF PENN STATION NEW YORK WORK

Date: Jul 07, 2017
Press Release Number: 127-2017

Starting this morning, PATH is putting in place a comprehensive plan to increase train frequency between the Hoboken-33rd Street stations during both the morning and evening rush hours.

Today's action will help ease delays for some NJ Transit riders during this morning's rush hour, following a minor train derailment at New York's Penn Station

Adding trains also will serve as a test run in advance of Monday's planned start by Amtrak of infrastructure enhancement work at Penn Station, which will reduce the number of NJ Transit trains to the midtown station.

On Monday, PATH also will start to cross-honor NJ Transit passengers at three of the busiest PATH stations.

The enhanced service and deployment of extra PATH service, operations and police personnel will on Monday from 7-10 a.m. Extra trains and services also will be in effect between 4-8 p.m. for the evening commute.

The increased deployments of trains and staff will continue, on weekdays only, throughout the project, which is expected to last into September.

PATH intends to cross-honor affected NJT customers on weekdays only at the Hoboken, 33rd Street and World Trade Center PATH stations. Riders will need to produce their NJT rail tickets to be cross-honored at these PATH facilities. Cross-honoring will not be in place at the Newark Penn Station facility, where NJT is maintaining normal service.

The Port Authority’s Office of Emergency Management is working with PATH and its regional railroad partners to develop additional contingency plans.

More information on the Hoboken service changes and cross-honoring process is available throughwww.panynj.gov/TheUpdate. Additional information on adjusted PATH service and schedules is available at www.panynj.gov/PATH.

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