Hoboken PATH Station Closed for Several More Weeks; Exchange Place and WTC Open
Governors Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo announced the opening of two extra stations.
The Exchange Place and World Trade Center stations of the PATH system will re-open on Monday, according to a joint announcement from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Hoboken's PATH station, which sustained the most damage during Sandy and was toured by Vice President Joe Biden last week, remains closed until further notice. It may take "several" more weeks until the renovations there are complete.
The service in Hoboken remains suspended, because "vital switching equipment was destroyed and cannot be salvaged," according to the announcement. "Crews are working 24/7 to replace the signal equipment and restore communications in the tunnels."
The World Trade Center PATH line will run Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., with stops in New Jersey at Newark, Harrison, Journal Square, Grove Street and Exchange Place and in New York at the World Trade Center.
The Hoboken station is now the only station that is still not in use at all.
The announcement further states: "Weekend service will not yet be available to enable crews to continue the remaining necessary repair work. The restored service to the World Trade Center will be in addition to the PATH service currently running from Newark in New Jersey to 33rd Street in New York. That line is running seven days a week between the hours of 5 a.m.-10 p.m. and includes stops in New Jersey at Newark, Harrison, Journal Square, Grove Street and Newport stations and stops in New York at 9th, 14th, 23rd and 33rd Street."
Monday, the 33rd Street line will stop at Christopher St. and people will be able to use that station.
A ferry is available from the Hoboken Terminal. New Jersey Transit costumers can take a bus to the terminal and transfer to a ferry that will take passengers to Pier 79 at 39th street in Manhattan.
The fare is $5 and ferries will run back and forth between Hoboken and Manhattan between 6 and 10 a.m. as well as between 4 and 8 p.m., from Monday through Friday.