Date: Dec 24, 2012
Press Release Number: 222-2012
24-hour service restored for first time since Hurricane Sandy devastated system
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced today that service on its PATH rail system will operate around the clock on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day to help revelers and holiday travelers reach their destinations safely. These extended hours mark the first time PATH service has resumed 24-hour operations since Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge devastated the system in late October, flooding tracks and causing hundreds of millions of dollars of damage to electrical systems and switches.
On Monday, December 31, New Year’s Eve, between the hours of 5 a.m. and 10 p.m., PATH trains will run both ways from Newark to the World Trade Center, Journal Square to 33rd Street, and Hoboken and 33rd Street. Between the hours of 10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and 5 a.m. on New Year’s Day, PATH trains will run approximately every 10 minutes to and from Newark and 33rd Street, and Hoboken and 33rd Street. There will be no service during those hours between Newark and the World Trade Center.
On Tuesday, January 1, between the hours of 5 a.m. and 10 p.m., PATH trains will be in service to and from Newark and the World Trade Center, Journal Square and 33rd Street, and Hoboken and 33rd Street. Service between Newark and the World Trade Center will end at 10 p.m. on January 1 and resume the following morning on a normal schedule.
PATH passengers may visit the PATH Web site at www.panynj.gov/path for service updates and to view an interactive system map that allows easy travel planning. Alcohol is not permitted on PATH trains.
CONTACT: 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 construction crews are building the iconic One World Trade Center, which is now the tallest skyscraper in New York. 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 relies on revenues generated by facility users, tolls, fees and rents as well as loans, bond financing, and federal grants to fund its operations. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.