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PATH TO ASSIST RIDERS AFFECTED BY DIVERSION OF SELECT NJ TRANSIT MIDTOWN DIRECT TRAINS TO HOBOKEN, STARTING JUNE 17, FOR SUMMER REPAIRS AT NEW YORK PENN STATION

Date: Jun 10, 2019
Press Release Number: 91-2019

Customers strongly urged to buy SmartLink, MetroCards in advance to avoid long vending machine lines and wait times

Starting Monday, June 17, NJTRANSIT will begin diverting select Midtown Direct trains into Hoboken as a result of extensive repair and maintenance work planned by AMTRAK this summer at New York Penn Station. The diversion program is scheduled to be in place through Friday, September 6.

It is anticipated the project will bring an estimated 5,000 additional riders a day into the PATH system. PATH is working with NJT to mitigate the impact on riders, most of whom will be using PATH to complete their commutes to and from New York.

NJ TRANSIT will provide discounts to Montclair-Boonton Line customers to take account of the PATH fare. As a result, there will be no cross-honoring of tickets at the Hoboken or 33rd Street stations; riders will need to purchase PATH tickets. For current information on NJT’s schedule and discounts, go to https://www.njtransit.com/inform/inform.html.

Passengers are strongly urged to purchase PATH fares in advance to avoid long lines and additional wait times at ticket vending machines. PATH accepts SmartLink cards and pay-per-ride MetroCards.

Customers with SmartLink Cards can avoid lines altogether by preloading trips at https://www.pathsmartlinkcard.com/. Those using a pay-per-ride MetroCard are advised to load the card in advance at vending machines serving PATH and the New York City subway system.

PATH is also providing additional staff and information agents onsite at the Hoboken and 33rd street stations to assist customers in completing their trips to and from New York, and will be providing signage to help passengers to navigate the system.

Contact:
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
212-435-7777

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