Press Release Article


Date: Jun 24, 2003
Press Release Number: 86-2003

Customers Who Use the Station on First Day to Get Free Entrance

The Exchange Place PATH Station in Jersey City – closed after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center – will reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, June 29.

Customers will be allowed to enter the Exchange Place PATH Station for free between 12:01 a.m. Sunday, June 29, and 12:01 a.m. Monday, June 30.

The $160 million Exchange Place restoration project involved the construction of new crossover tunnels, along with new track work, to create a terminal station. When the World Trade Center PATH station was destroyed, there was no operational way to get PATH trains in and out of the Exchange Place station without creating serious disruption to other PATH services. In addition, the station’s platforms were extended to accommodate up to 10-car trains.

With the reopening of the Exchange Place Station, PATH will restore a system of routes similar to the one that operated before September 11, 2001. They are: Newark to Exchange Place; Journal Square to 33rd Street; Hoboken to 33rd Street; and Exchange Place to Hoboken.

PATH estimates that approximately 8,000 daily passenger trips will be made from the station, including several thousand transferring to and from Lower Manhattan ferry services.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey operates some of the busiest and most important transportation links in the region. They include John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia and Teterboro airports; the George Washington Bridge; the Lincoln and Holland tunnels; the three bridges between Staten Island and New Jersey; the PATH rapid-transit system; the Downtown Manhattan Heliport; Port Newark; the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal; the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island; the Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal; and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. The agency also owns the 16-acre World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan. The Port Authority is financially self-supporting and receives no tax revenue from either state.

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