HOBOKEN -- PATH service from Hoboken to lower Manhattan will be restored on Wednesday for first time since Hurricane Sandy. Governors Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that service will resume in the morning.
According to a press release:
“Restoring full PATH service to the region is possible because of the hard work of the men and women at PATH who labored 24/7 to bring this critical transit link back to life after the most devastating storm our region has ever suffered,” said Governor Chris Christie. “PATH riders’ patience, understanding and flexibility under such difficult circumstances are great examples of how the people of this region respond in the face of tragedy, and today is another major step toward returning our daily lives and routines to normal.”
“In the days following Hurricane Sandy, I toured the World Trade Center site and saw firsthand the flooded tracks of the PATH train and the unprecedented damage caused by the surge from the Hudson,” said Governor Andrew Cuomo. “Today’s restoration of service is another testament to our ability to rebuild and recover, even in the face of incredible destruction and devastation. I thank the Port Authority workers for the tireless efforts since the storm hit to restore service and Governor Christie for being a real partner throughout this effort.”
Today’s announcement means PATH is running normal weekday service for the first time since Superstorm Sandy devastated the system. Newark to World Trade Center, Hoboken to World Trade Center, Journal Square to 33rd Street and Hoboken to 33rd Street will operate on their regular (pre-Sandy) time tables. Service overnight on weekdays also will return to normal, running from Newark to 33rd Street via Hoboken and Newark to World Trade Center. Overnight service between Newark and World Trade Center was restored on Monday.
Exchange Place and World Trade Center Stations will remain closed weekends during the month of February to allow crews uninterrupted time to complete necessary repairs. The Port Authority expects overnight weekend service to return between Newark and World Trade Center in the month of March. At that time, all PATH service will be restored to pre-Sandy status.