Christmas might be over, but one more gift is waiting for Hobokenites with a 30-day unlimited SmartLink card.
The Port Authority is offering 30 free days of PATH service to Hoboken residents with registered cards. According to the Port Authority this is "a show of appreciation for the hardship the station’s lengthy closure caused them in the wake of unprecedented damage caused by Superstorm Sandy."
The Hoboken station re-opened for the first time last week. It was the last station to open after the storm.
Service is not yet 24/7, but the Port Authority has announced it will run around the clock on new year's eve.
Continued around-the-clock efforts are ongoing to restore Hoboken to World Trade Center service as well 24-hour service to the entire system in the coming weeks, the Port Authority announced.
The free SmartLink 30-day pass will be automatically added to the cards of Hoboken residents who were previously registered SmartLink customers with 30-day passes.
“We truly understand the extreme difficulties that closure of the Hoboken station put on our loyal resident riders,’’ said Stephen Kingsberry, PATH’s acting director and general manager. “We hope these residents understand the extraordinary efforts PATH workers and contractors made to reopen the station and will accept this free month as a sign of our appreciation for your patience.”
Please visit our website at www.panynj.gov/PATH for updates on service, or follow us on Twitter at @PATHTweet.