The PATH train from Hoboken to 33rd Street was set to resume operation at 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19, after becoming flooded during Hurricane Sandy.
It will operate seven days a week from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. The restoration of full 24/7 PATH service to 33rd Street is expected by the end of the year in time for New Year’s Eve. However, direct PATH service between Hoboken and the World Trade Center remains several weeks away pending ongoing repairs.
“The reopening of the Hoboken PATH station is a tremendous relief for our commuters and local businesses,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “Hoboken is open for business and we welcome and encourage our residents and visitors to support the local shops that make our community great. I thank the Port Authority for their nonstop work to restore service and NJ Transit for accommodating our commuters during this incredibly difficult time.”
The City is providing free garage parking and a weekend shopping shuttle to encourage local shopping.
Free parking is available in municipal garages B (28 2nd St), D (215 Hudson St) and Midtown (371 4th St) seven days a week during the month of December between the hours of 9am and midnight. To receive up to four hours of free parking, visitors must present to the parking attendant a receipt for at least $20 from any Hoboken business during these hours. Any time beyond four hours will be charged at the regular rate.
A special free holiday hop shuttle will run from 11 am to 2 pm and 3 pm to 7 pm every Saturday and Sunday in December. The shuttle will travel along Hoboken’s commercial districts of Washington Street, First Street and 14th Street.