Train service was suspended for hours on Friday afternoon.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Port Authority announced the restoration of 24/7 service. The Hoboken-WTC line remains suspended for now.
For the first time since Hurricane Sandy last fall, PATH service will be 24/7, according to an announcement from the Port Authority on Wednesday morning. As of Wednesday night, PATH trains will again be running between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. The round the clock service has been restored on the Hoboken to 33rd Street line, Newark to World Trade Center Line and the Journal Square to 33rd Street line. Service between Hoboken and the World Trade Center remains suspended for now and could take at least another month. "Currently, the Port Authority is awaiting delivery of key switch and signal parts from a third-party manufacturer," the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey stated in its press release on Wednesday. The Hoboken PATH…
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Trains will run from Newark to the World Trade Center this weekend. There'll be no service between Hoboken and 33rd Street over the weekend.
Round the clock PATH service could resume between seven and ten days, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. "Workers can make repairs to the PATH system significantly faster when power to third rails is turned off, with no trains running in active construction zones," according to the Port Authority's announcement. On Saturday January 5 and Sunday January 6, service will be suspended between Hoboken and 33rd Street. Trains will run between Newark and the World Trade Center this weekend instead. Round the clock service has been suspended since Sandy hit Hoboken in late October, 2012. Hoboken's PATH station was the last one to open, and service has been restored between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. every day.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
If you have a 30-day pass you're entitled for a free month of PATH rides.
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 …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The Hoboken PATH station opened back up on Wednesday after being closed since Hurricane Sandy.
The words, spoken in that familiar PATH voice, "next and last stop, Hoboken," were met by smiles and relieved sighs on Wednesday, as PATH service from the Hoboken station resumed for the first time since October 29. Service started up at 5 a.m. on Wednesday morning, ready for the morning commute. According to one PATH employee stationed in the Hoboken station, who wished to remain anonymous, the morning commute wasn't too busy because not everyone knew that the station opened back up. The employee said that the evening commute promised to be busier. For about two months, tens of thousands of Hobokenites have been forced to take a bus or ferry into the city, which can be timelier and costlier than the quick PATH ride into Manhattan. One …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Starting Monday, commuters can use PATH tickets on the Light Rail between Hoboken and Newport stations.
The Port Authority says PATH service from Hoboken Terminal will continue to be suspended for several more weeks, having sustained $300 million in damage. In the meantime, NJ Transit will accomodate commuters who've been travelling to Newport for PATH trains. Starting Monday, December 3, riders will be able to use PATH tickets on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail between the Hoboken and Newport stations. Rides will be free for all Hoboken passengers who get on at 9th Street, 2nd Street or Hoboken Terminal and go directly to Newport. Mayor Dawn Zimmer said in a statement she hopes it'll "make commutes a little bit easier during this difficult time." Those who've been bicycling to Newport will also find additional bike parking. The waterfront …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Work on the Hoboken station is still being done. Repairs will take several more weeks.
The Hoboken PATH station — usually full of waiting PATH riders between New York and New Jersey — remained quiet on Tuesday morning, while Port Authority workers continue to repair the massive damage that was done by Superstorm Sandy. Thousands of gallons of water flooded the Hoboken station, which is currently the only station that is still closed. Water came in through the walls and elevators leading to the station, in one case shattering the elevator's glass. The breaker rooms that house all the electrical wires for the tunnels were severely flooded too and are still being repaired, said acting director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Stephen Kingsberry. The total damage to the PATH system, said Kingsberry, is about $300…
Sunday, November 11, 2012
A cheaper ferry fare of $5 will be instated this week, to ease the commute back and forth to Manhattan.
While parts of the PATH system are back up and running, Hoboken's station suffered so much damage during Sandy that it will remain for several more weeks, the city announced on Sunday. A new ferry option will run from the Hoboken Terminal to 39th Street, for $5 a trip. Trains run every day between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. The PATH is running from 33rd Street to Journal Square and to Newark. The World Trade Center station remains closed as well. According to a release from the Governor's office: "NJ Transit customers will now be able to take a bus to the Hoboken Ferry Terminal and then 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 …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Mass transit across the New York Metro Area will be grinding to a halt as Hurricane Sandy approaches towards the tri-state area. Keep checking back for updates.
Saturday, January 1, 2011
How Hoboken may shape up over the next 12 months from a few shakeups (and shakedowns).
There are few dull moments in Hoboken. And 2010 definitely saw its share of excitement and titillation. In 2010, Hoboken saw a former mayor sentenced to prison, its police force narrowly missed layoffs, a baker brought crowds to lower Washington Street, less arrests were made during the usually volatile St. Patrick's Day Parade and the taxi stand was moved (again!). With so much news in the Mile Square, what will happen in Hoboken in 2011? Here are of my predictions. In the year 2011… …sink holes will become all the rage. …Maxwell Place will turn there unsold units into a coffee factory to subsidize construction costs. …the Fifth Ward secedes to reestablish West Hoboken. …the line at Carlo's Bakery will be backed up all the way into the …