Press Release Article


Date: Dec 11, 2017
Press Release Number: 225-2017

MTA has reopened all subway stations with direct access to PABT; However the tunnel passageway from the A,C,E lines to the 1,2,3, N,Q,R,W and 7 lines remains closed

The Port Authority Bus Terminal is open with all bus lines now back in service. The MTA reopened the 42nd Street subway station at 2 p.m., including direct access to the bus terminal. Subway trains had been bypassing the 42nd Street station since shortly after the incident this morning and travelers needed to use nearby subway stations.

All bus carriers that use the facility resumed operations this afternoon. Customers should check with their carriers for the latest updated information about their specific trips. The Port Authority’s PATH rail system will be adding extra train service for commuters leaving the city during the afternoon/evening rush hours.

All entrances to the PABT have been reopened with the exception to the Eighth Avenue entrance to the terminal’s north wing between 41st and 42nd streets. Two other entrances to the north wing are open.

Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole and Executive Director Rick Cotton spent much of the morning at the bus terminal and toured the facility together.

The agency’s goal is to be back as close as possible to normal operations by this afternoon/evening’s rush hour. The Port Authority will be updating the public as conditions change and more information is available.

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