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TRAVEL ADVISORY - PATH TRAINS OPERATIONAL FOR MONDAY MORNING'S COMMUTE, WITH EXCEPTION OF SUSPENDED SERVICE BETWEEN NEWARK PENN STATION AND JOURNAL SQUARE; NJ TRANSIT EXPECTED TO CROSS-HONOR TICKETS FOR PATH RIDERS

Date: Jan 24, 2016
Press Release Number: 16-2016

PATH service will operate between Journal Square and World Trade Center, along with regular service between Hoboken and 33rd Street and Hoboken to World Trade Center; NJ Transit will cross-honor PATH tickets at Newark Penn Station, where NJ Transit operates service into Penn Station New York and Hoboken, as well as on NJ Transit buses at Newark Penn and Harrison stations

PATH rail service between Newark and Journal Square will remain suspended during Monday morning's rush hour, despite round-the-clock efforts by PATH crews and contractors since more than two feet of snow -- with drifts as high as 16 feet -- blanketed PATH tracks, third-rails, signals and switches. Most of the work has to be done manually, which is time-consuming. Workers were successful in clearing the rail line between Journal Square and Grove Street, which had been suspended temporarily during the storm.

Passengers are advised they will not be able to access PATH trains at either the Newark or Harrison stations, with Journal Square serving as the temporary western terminus of the rail line. PATH will operate service on four lines, with service between Journal Square and the World Trade Center, Journal Square to 33rd Street, Hoboken to the World Trade Center and Hoboken to 33rd Street.

NJ Transit will cross-honor PATH tickets at Newark Penn Station, subject to operating limitations given NJ Transit also is experiencing difficulties with storm-related clean-up activities. NJ Transit operates service between Newark and Penn Station New York and between Newark and Hoboken. NJ Transit buses also will accept PATH rail tickets at Newark Penn and Harrison stations.

PATH crews and contractors will continue working with the goal of restoring service between Journal Square and Newark for the afternoon commute.

Below are photos showing the massive levels of snowfall on PATH's above-ground tracks.

Snowfall on PATH's above-ground tracks

Snowfall on PATH's above-ground tracks

Snowfall on PATH's above-ground tracks

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