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PATH set to restore HOB-WTC trains Wednesday morning

by Benjamin Kabak

PATH will run a full weekday schedule tomorrow for the first time since Hurricane Sandy, Governors Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo announced today. Beginning at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning, trains will once again run from Hoboken to the World Trade Center, offering up that elusive one-seat ride that had been knocked out due to sever damage from flooding.

“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,” Gov. Christie said in a statement. “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.”

With this announcement, PATH’s weekday service is fully restored with trains running from Newark and Hoboken to the World Trade Center and from Journal Square and Hoboken to 33rd St. on pre-Sandy timetables. Overnight weekday service will run from Newark to 33rd St. via Hoboken and from Newark to the WTC station. For now, though, and throughout February, Exchange Place and World Trade Center will be closed during the weekend as crews continue to make necessary repairs. The Port Authority expects to restore all PATH service to pre-Sandy levels sometime in March.

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lawhawk January 29, 2013 - 6:39 pm

Well, I’m shocked, particularly as they were saying that they were waiting for key equipment to come in by the end of February. Guess they managed some kind of a workaround for that.

Glad its back.

Michael K January 29, 2013 - 7:26 pm

Thats awesome, I have a meeting near City Hall next week and I will be taking the train from Hackensack

Someone January 29, 2013 - 7:40 pm

That’s awesome, with the PATH getting one step closer to restoring full service. Restoring that service by March seems feasible, with all the minor damage that happened to the PATH.

In other news, the PATH is planning to lengthen the trains on the NWK-WTC line to 10 cars.

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