Press Release Article


Date: Jun 20, 2016
Press Release Number: 103-2016

Existing entrance on Vesey Street, opened since 2008, will permanently close

A new ADA-accessible entrance linking the World Trade Center Transportation Hub Oculus and PATH service at the corner of Vesey and Church streets will open at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21, providing travelers with more convenient access to destinations throughout the city.

In conjunction with the opening of the new entrance, the existing temporary PATH entrance on Vesey Street and West Broadway, which opened in 2008, will permanently close on Sunday, June 26. That entrance will be demolished and the area built back to street level.

In addition, new direct access from the Transportation Hub to the West Concourse that connects to Brookfield Place, Battery Park City and ferries to New Jersey will open on Monday, June 27.

The opening of the new Vesey/Church Street entrance continues the progress made to complete the sprawling transportation facility. On March 3, the eastern portion of the Hub’s Oculus opened along with a below ground, climate-controlled access to a new entrance at the corner of Liberty and Church streets, a few blocks from Wall Street. On May 26, the eastern entrance to the facility opened, providing 50,000 PATH riders with direct access to Church Street and to the MTA’s Fulton Street Transit Center and the 11 subway lines it serves.

Later this year, the street-level entrances to the Hub at Church and Greenwich streets will open, along with the remaining two PATH platforms that are under construction.

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