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TRAVEL ADVISORY - PATH CREWS CONTINUE EFFORTS TO RESTORE SERVICE FROM HOBOKEN TO 33rd STREET AND JOURNAL SQUARE TO 33rd STREET, BUT CUSTOMERS SHOULD MAKE ALTERNATIVE PLANS IN CASE SERVICE IS NOT RESTORED BY THE WEDNESDAY MORNING RUSH HOUR

Date: Sep 23, 2014
Press Release Number: 200-2014

New Jersey Transit and NY Waterway Will Continue to Cross-Honor for PATH Ticket Holders Until Service is Restored

PATH crews continue to work through the night to restore service on the rail system's Journal Square to 33rd Street and Hoboken to 33rd Street lines, but the Port Authority advises commuters to make alternative plans in case service is not back in time for the morning rush hour. Thousands of feet of cable are being replaced in the Manhattan tunnel between the 14th Street and 23rd Street stations to fix damage caused to cables by an electrical fire on Sunday afternoon.

The lines had been put back in service at noon Monday following cable repairs, but were taken out again during the Tuesday morning rush hour for safety reasons after a smoke condition developed again in the tunnel area near Sunday's incident. A preliminary review determined the smoke condition occurred in a repair splice between sections of replacement cable and older cable, leading to a decision to replace more cable to lessen the chance of further issues before service is restored.

The Port Authority apologizes to its passengers for the significant inconveniences those who use the uptown Manhattan lines have encountered since the fire on Sunday afternoon.

Riders are urged to check PATHAlerts, the agency's website, Twitter messages and news reports in the early morning hours for information about whether PATH is able to reopen the two shuttered lines in time for the A.M. commute. NJ Transit and New York Waterway ferries will continue to cross-honor PATH riders if service remains out. Riders also can use the PATH's World Trade Center to Newark and World Trade Center to Hoboken lines – which remain operational -- to get between New Jersey and Lower Manhattan.

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