Date: Jan 09, 2013
Press Release Number: 2-2013
Round-the-clock efforts by PATH crews in weeks after Superstorm Sandy help restore vital overnight service for regional commuters
Governors Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo announced today the PATH rail system will resume partial around-the-clock operations tonight, bringing back vital late night and early morning service for regional riders between New Jersey and New York.
PATH has operated on a 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. schedule – with the exception of New Year’s Eve – since Superstorm Sandy devastated the system. After saltwater from the storm surge destroyed critical switching and signal equipment, PATH limited operations in order to provide uninterrupted work hours for repairs to major segments of the system.
Starting tonight, service will resume between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. seven days a week from Newark to 33rd Street, via Hoboken. Additional stops will include Harrison, Journal Square, Grove Street, and Newport in New Jersey and Christopher Street, 9th Street, 14th Street, and 23rd Street in Manhattan. This line also will be in operation on weekends, beginning 10 p.m. Friday night until 5 a.m. Monday morning.
Weekday service between 5 a.m. and ten p.m. will be available on three lines, Hoboken to 33rd Street, Journal Square to 33rd Street and Newark to World Trade Center.
Restoring PATH has been a top priority for the Port Authority, which oversees the Trans Hudson rail service. Crews continue to work daily to return service on the Hoboken to World Trade Center line. Currently, the Port Authority is awaiting delivery of key switch and signal parts from a third-party manufacturer. Much of the equipment destroyed by the storm was decades old and not easily replaceable. The agency expects delivery of the parts in late February. Crews will then install the parts and conduct extensive safety tests before PATH can resume service between Hoboken and World Trade Center.
PATH passengers may visit the PATH Web site at www.panynj.gov/path for service and schedule updates and to view a system map that allows for easy travel planning.
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.