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Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR)

The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) connects residential Bayonne and western Jersey City with Jersey City's Exchange Place and Newport Center, and Hoboken Terminal. The HBLR system map provides a picture of the line across the larger geographic region and includes points of interest, a layout of the PATH system, and major thoroughfares, tunnels, and ferry lines that connect New Jersey and New York City. Each station stop along the HBLR is highlighted with customer information, including accessibility and connecting service options at each location.

Newark Light Rail (NCS)

The Newark Light Rail (NCS) links neighboring suburbs to Newark's downtown area. The Newark Light Rail (NCS) system map provides a picture of the line across the greater Newark area. Each station stop along the Newark Light Rail is highlighted with customer information, including accessibility and connecting service options at each location. In addition, this map includes points of interest in Newark, the route of NJ TRANSIT rail lines that serve Newark Broad Street and Newark Penn stations, major thoroughfares, and some local roadways.

River LINE

The River LINE connects New Jersey's capitol city, Trenton, to the city of Camden by way of communities located along the Delaware River. The River LINE system map provides a picture of the line across the larger geographic region and includes points of interest in Trenton, Camden, and neighboring Philadelphia. Each station stop along the River LINE is highlighted with customer information, including accessibility and connecting service options at each location. The map also includes a layout of the PATCO rail system and NJ TRANSIT's Atlantic City Line.

System maps provide a visual resource for customers who wish to locate transportation services in different regions of New Jersey. These maps also provide information on the cities, towns, and other transportation options that surround our services. For customer convenience, each map includes contact information for individuals who need assistance. Each map is available in Adobe Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format).

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PATH (rail system)

Public rapid transit system connecting communities in New Jersey with Manhattan

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A PATH train of PA5 cars on the Newark–World Trade Center line, crossing the Passaic River en route to the World Trade Center

OwnerPort Authority of New York and New Jersey
LocaleNewark/Hudson County, New Jersey and Manhattan, New York
Transit typeCommuter railroad(de jure)
Rapid transit(de facto)
Number of lines4
Number of stations13 (1 planned)
Daily ridership223,695 (2019; weekdays)[1]
Annual ridership81,733,402 (2018)[1]
HeadquartersPATH Plaza
130 Magnolia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Began operationFebruary 25, 1908 (as H&M Railroad)
September 1, 1962 (as PATH)
Operator(s)Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation
Number of vehicles350 PA5 cars[2]
System length13.8 mi (22.2 km)
Track gauge4 ft 8+1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Electrification600 V (DC) third rail

Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is a 13.8-mile (22.2 km) rapid transit system in the northeastern New Jersey cities of Newark, Harrison, Jersey City, and Hoboken, as well as Lower and Midtown Manhattan in New York City. It is operated as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. PATH trains run around the clock year round; four routes serving 13 stations operate during the daytime on weekdays, while two routes operate during weekends, late nights, and holidays. Its tracks cross the Hudson River through century-old cast iron tubes that rest on the river bottom under a thin layer of silt. It operates as a deep-level subway in Manhattan and the Jersey City/Hoboken riverfront; from Grove Street in Jersey City to Newark, trains run in open cuts, at grade level, and on elevated track.

The routes of the PATH system were originally operated by the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad (H&M), built to link New Jersey's Hudson Waterfront with New York City. The system began operations in 1908 and was fully built out in 1911. Three stations have since closed; two others were re-located after a re-alignment of the western terminus. From the 1920s, the rise of automobile travel and the concurrent construction of bridges and tunnels across the river sent the H&M into a financial decline from which it never recovered, and it was forced into bankruptcy in 1954. As part of the deal that cleared the way for the construction of the original World Trade Center, the Port Authority bought the H&M out of receivership in 1962 and renamed it PATH. In the 2000s and 2010s the system suffered considerably from disasters that affected the region, most notably the September 11 attacks and Hurricane Sandy. Both private and public stakeholders have proposed expanding PATH service in New Jersey, and an extension to Newark Liberty International Airport may be constructed in the 2020s.

Although PATH has long operated as a rapid transit system, it is legally a commuter railroad under the jurisdiction of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA); its trackage between Newark and Jersey City is located in close proximity to Northeast Corridor trackage and shares the Newark Dock Bridge with intercity and commuter trains. All PATH train operators must therefore be licensed railroad engineers and extra inspections are required. PATH currently uses one class of rolling stock, the PA5, which was delivered in 2009–2011.

History[edit]

Hudson & Manhattan Railroad[edit]

The PATH system predates the New York City Subway's first underground line, operated by the Interborough Rapid Transit Company. The Hudson & Manhattan Railroad (H&M) was planned in 1874, but it was not possible at that time to safely tunnel under the Hudson River. Construction began on the existing tunnels in 1890, but soon stopped when funding ran out. It resumed in 1900 under the direction of William Gibbs McAdoo, an ambitious young lawyer who had moved to New York from Chattanooga, Tennessee, and later became president of the H&M.[3] The railroad became so closely associated with McAdoo that, in its early years, its lines were called the McAdoo Tubes or McAdoo Tunnels.[4][5]

Construction[edit]

Main articles: Uptown Hudson Tubes and Downtown Hudson Tubes

Construction started on the first tunnel, now called the Uptown Hudson Tubes, in 1873.[6]: 14  Chief engineer Dewitt Haskin built the tunnel by using compressed air to open a space in the mud and then lining it with brick.[3] The railroad got 1,200 feet (366 m) from Jersey City this way[7]: 12  until a lawsuit stopped work;[8] accidents, including a particularly serious one in 1880 that killed 20 workers, caused additional delays.[9] The project was abandoned in 1883 due to a lack of funds.[3][6]: 67 [7]: 12  An effort by a British company, between 1888 and 1892, also failed.[10]

Hudson tunnels shortly after their completion

When the New York and New Jersey Railroad Company resumed construction on the uptown tubes in 1902, its chief engineer, Charles M. Jacobs, used a different method. He had workers push a shield through the mud and then place tubular cast iron plating around the tube.[3] The northern tube of the uptown tunnel was completed this way shortly after work resumed[11] and the southern tube was built the same way.[3][12] The uptown tubes were completed in 1906.[13]

By the end of 1904, the New York City Board of Rapid Transit Commissioners had given the company permission to build a new subway line through Midtown Manhattan to connect with the Uptown Hudson Tubes, along with 26 years of exclusive rights to the line. The Midtown Manhattan line would travel eastward under Christopher Street before turning northeastward under Sixth Avenue, then continue underneath Sixth Avenue to a terminus at 33rd Street.[14]

In January 1905, the Hudson Companies, with $21 million in capital, were incorporated to complete the Uptown Hudson Tubes and build the Sixth Avenue line, as well as construct a second pair of tunnels, the current Downtown Hudson Tubes.[15][16] The H&M was incorporated in December 1906 to operate a passenger railroad system between New York and New Jersey via the Uptown and Downtown Tubes.[17][18]

The current Downtown Hudson Tubes were built about 1+1⁄4 miles (2.0 km) south of the first one. Three years of construction using the tubular cast iron method finished in 1909.[3][7]: 18  The uptown and downtown tunnels had two tubes with a single unidirectional track.[19] The eastern sections of the tunnels, in Manhattan, were built with the cut and cover method.[20]

Opening[edit]

Park Place Stationin Newark was the H&MRR's terminus until the completion of Newark Penn Station in the late 1930s.

Test runs of empty trains started in late 1907.[21] Revenue service started between Hoboken Terminal and 19th Street at midnight on February 26, 1908, when President Theodore Roosevelt pressed a button at the White House that turned on the electric lines in the uptown tubes (the first train carrying passengers, all selected officials, had run the previous day).[22][7]: 21  This became part of the current Hoboken–33rd Street line.[23]: 2  The H&M system was powered by a 650-voltdirect currentthird rail, which in turn drew power from an 11,000-volt transmission system with three substations. The substations were the Jersey City Powerhouse, as well as two smaller substations at the Christopher Street and Hudson Terminal stations.[24]

An extension of the H&M from 19th Street to 23rd Street opened in June 1908.[25] In July 1909, service began between the Hudson Terminal in Lower Manhattan and Exchange Place in Jersey City, through the downtown tubes.[26] The connection between Exchange Place and the junction near Hoboken Terminal opened two weeks later,[27] forming the basic route for the Hoboken-Hudson Terminal (now Hoboken–World Trade Center) line.[28]: 3  A new line running between 23rd Street and Hudson Terminal was created in September.[28]: 3  Almost a year after that, the H&M was extended from Exchange Place west to Grove Street,[29] and the 23rd Street–Hudson Terminal line was rerouted to Grove Street, becoming part of the current Journal Square–33rd Street line. A fourth line, Grove Street–Hudson Terminal (now the Newark–World Trade Center line), was also created.[28]: 3  In November 1910, the Hoboken–23rd Street and Grove Street–23rd Street lines were extended from 23rd Street to 33rd Street.[30][31]

The Grove Street–Hudson Terminal line was extended west from Grove Street to Manhattan Transfer in October 1911,[32] and then to Park Place in Newark on November 26 of that year.[33] After completion of the uptown Manhattan extension to 33rd Street and the westward extension to the now-defunct Manhattan Transfer and Park Place Newark terminus in 1911, the H&M was complete.[23]: 7  The final cost was estimated at $55–$60 million.[34][35] A stop at Summit Avenue (now Journal Square), located between Grove Street and Manhattan Transfer, opened in April 1912 as an infill station on the Newark-Hudson Terminal line, though only one platform was in use at the time. The station was completed by February 1913, allowing service from 33rd Street to terminate there.[23][28]: 7  The last station, at Harrison, opened a month later.[23]

External relations and unbuilt expansions[edit]

Map of unbuilt PATH expansions (purple) and H&M expansions (red). Former routing to Park Place is shown in yellow, and existing lines are shown in black. (Edit map)

Originally, the Hudson Tubes were designed to link three major railroad terminals on the Hudson River in New Jersey—the Erie Railroad (Erie) and Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) in Jersey City and the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad (DL&W) in Hoboken—with New York City. While PATH still connects to train stations in Hoboken and Newark, the Erie's Pavonia Terminal at what is now Newport and the PRR terminal at Exchange Place station have been closed and demolished. There were early negotiations for New York Penn Station to also be shared by the two railroads.[36] In 1908, McAdoo proposed to build a branch of the H&M southward to the Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal at Communipaw.[37]

When the rapid transit commissioners approved construction of the H&M's Sixth Avenue line in 1904, they left open the option of digging an east-west crosstown line. The New York and New Jersey Railroad Company received perpetual rights to dig under Christopher and Ninth Streets eastward to either Second Avenue or Astor Place.[14][7]: 22  The project was started but soon abandoned; about 250 feet (76 m) of the tube that was dug still exists.[7]: 22 [3]

In February 1909 the H&M announced plans to extend its Uptown Tubes northeast to Grand Central Terminal, located at Park Avenue and 42nd Street.[38] The openings of the 28th and 33rd Street stations were delayed because of planning for the Grand Central extension.[39]The New York Times speculated that the downtown tunnels would see more passenger use than the uptown tunnels because they better served the city's financial district.[38]

The Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT), a competitor to the H&M, proposed to connect its Lexington Avenue line to the H&M at Grand Central, Astor Place, and Fulton Street–Hudson Terminal once the planned system was complete.[38] Its terminus at Grand Central was supposed to be located directly below the IRT's 42nd Street line but above the IRT's Steinway Tunnel to Queens. However, the IRT constructed an unauthorized ventilation shaft between its two levels in an effort to force the H&M to build its station very deeply, making it less accessible.[40] As an alternative, it was proposed to connect the Uptown Tubes to the Steinway Tunnel.[41] A franchise to extend the Uptown Tubes to Grand Central was awarded in June 1909.[42]

By 1914, the H&M had not yet started construction of the Grand Central extension, and requested a delay.[43][7]: 55  Six years later, the H&M had submitted 17 applications for delays; in all of them, the railroad said it was not the best time for construction.[44] The Rapid Transit Commissioners declined the last one, effectively ending the H&M's rights to a Grand Central extension.[7]: 55–56 

In September 1910, McAdoo proposed another expansion, consisting of a second north-south line through midtown. It would run 4 miles (6.4 km) from Hudson Terminal to 33rd Street and Sixth Avenue, underneath Herald Square and near the H&M's existing 33rd Street station. The new line would run mainly under Broadway, with a small section of the line in the south under Church Street. Under McAdoo's plan, the city could take ownership of this line within 25 years of completion.[30]

That November, McAdoo also proposed that the two-track Broadway line be tied into the IRT's original subway line in Lower Manhattan. The Broadway line, going southbound, would merge with the local tracks of the IRT's Lexington Avenue line in the southbound direction at 10th Street. A spur off the Lexington Avenue line in Lower Manhattan, in the back of Trinity Church, would split eastward under Wall Street, cross the East River to Brooklyn, then head down Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn, with another spur underneath Lafayette Avenue. McAdoo wanted not only to operate what was then called the "Triborough System", but also the chance to bid on the Fourth Avenue line in the future.[45] The franchise for the Broadway line was ultimately awarded to the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company (BRT) in 1913, as part of the Dual Contracts.[46][47]

In 1909, McAdoo considered extending the H&M in New Jersey, building a branch north to Montclair, in Essex County. A route extending north from Newark would continue straight to East Orange. From there, branches would split to South Orange in the south and Montclair in the north.[48]

Decline and bankruptcy[edit]

A record 113 million people rode the H&M in 1927.[7]: 55  Ridership declined after the opening of the Holland Tunnel late that year and fell further once the Depression began.[7]: 55 [49] The opening of the George Washington Bridge in 1931 and the Lincoln Tunnel in 1937 drew more riders out of trains and into their cars.[7]: 56 [50] The Summit Avenue station was renovated and rededicated as "Journal Square" in 1929; the railroad's powerhouse in Jersey City shut down later that year, as its system could now draw energy from the greater power grid.[23]: 7 

In the 1930s, service to the Uptown Hudson Tubes in Manhattan was affected by the construction of the Independent Subway System (IND)'s Sixth Avenue Line. The 33rd Street terminal closed in late 1937; service on the H&M was cut back to 28th Street to allow for subway construction.[51] The 33rd Street terminal was moved south to 32nd Street and reopened in 1939. The city had to pay the railroad $800,000 to build the new 33rd Street station; it reimbursed H&M $300,000 more for lost revenue.[52] The 28th Street station was closed at this time as unnecessary since the southern entrances to the 33rd Street terminal were only two blocks away; it was later demolished to make room for the IND tracks below.[53]

The 19th Street station, abandoned since 1954

The Manhattan Transfer station was closed in mid-1937, and the H&M realigned to Newark Penn Station from the Park Place terminus a quarter-mile (400 m) north; the Harrison station across the Passaic River was moved several blocks south as a result. The upper level of the Centre Street Bridge to Park Place later became Route 158.[54]

Promotions and other advertising failed to stem the financial decline of the H&M. The 19th Street station in Manhattan was closed in 1954.[55] That year, the H&M entered receivership due to its constant losses.[56] It operated under bankruptcy protection; in 1956 the two states agreed to settle its unpaid back taxes for $1.9 million.[57] That year, the H&M saw 37 million annual passengers, and transportation experts called for subsidies. One expert proposed a "rail loop", with the Uptown Hudson Tubes connecting to the IND Sixth Avenue Line, then continuing up Sixth Avenue and west via a new tunnel to Weehawken, New Jersey.[58] By 1958, ridership had dropped to 30.46 million annual passengers.[50] Two years later, creditors approved a reorganization plan.[59] During this time, H&M workers went on strike twice over wages: for two days in 1953,[60] and for a month in 1957.[61]

Port Authority operation[edit]

Takeover[edit]

PATH train at Newark Penn Station, 1966

In the early 1960s, planning for the World Trade Center resulted in a compromise between the Port Authority and the state governments of New York and New Jersey. The Port Authority agreed to purchase and maintain the Tubes in return for the rights to build the World Trade Center on the footprint of H&M's Hudson Terminal, which was the Lower Manhattan terminus of the Tubes.[62] A formal agreement was made in January 1962;[63] four months later, the Port Authority set up two wholly owned subsidiaries: the Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation (PATH) to operate the H&M lines, as well as another subsidiary to operate the World Trade Center. All of the Port Authority's operations would have been subjected to federal Interstate Commerce Commission rules if it ran the trains directly, but with the creation of the PATH Corporation, only the subsidiary's operations would be federally regulated.[64]

In September, the Port Authority formally took over the H&M Railroad and the Tubes, rebranding the system as Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH).[7]: 58 [65] Upon taking over the H&M, the PANYNJ spent $70 million to modernize the system's infrastructure.[66] The PANYNJ also repainted H&M stations into the new PATH livery.[67] In 1964, the authority ordered 162 PA1 railway cars to replace the H&M rolling stock, much of which dated to 1909.[68] The first PA1 cars were delivered in 1965.[69] Subsequently, the agency ordered 44 PA2 cars in 1967 and 46 PA3 cars in 1972.[70]

1970s[edit]

As part of the World Trade Center's construction, the Port Authority decided to demolish the Hudson Terminal and construct a new World Trade Center Terminal on the site.[63] Groundbreaking on the World Trade Center took place in 1966.[71] During excavation and construction, the original Downtown Hudson Tubes remained in service as elevated tunnels.[72] The new World Trade Center Terminal was opened in 1971 at a different location from the original Hudson Terminal.[73] It cost $35 million to build, and saw 85,000 daily passengers at the time of its opening.[74] The Hudson Terminal was then shut down.[72]

PATH arriving at Harrison, NJ in 1969

In January 1973, the Port Authority released plans to double the route mileage of the PATH system.[70] The plan called for a 15-mile (24 km) extension of the Newark–World Trade Center line from Newark Penn Station to Plainfield, New Jersey. A stop at Elizabeth would allow PATH to serve Newark Airport as well. At the Newark Airport stop, there would be a transfer to a people mover serving the terminals themselves.[75] Preliminary studies of the right-of-way, as well as a design contract, were conducted that year.[76] The extension was approved in 1975.[77]

The Federal Urban Mass Transit Administration was less enthusiastic about the proposed extension's efficacy and reluctant to give the Port Authority the $322 million it had requested for the project, about 80% of the projected cost.[78] Eventually, the administration agreed to back it.[79] But in 1977 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the two state legislatures had violated the U.S. Constitution's Contract Clause by repealing a covenant in the 1962 bond agreements in order to make the extension possible,[80] significantly setting the project back.[81] In June 1978, the extension, by then estimated to cost $600 million, was canceled in favor of improving bus service in New Jersey.[82]

Strikes[edit]

Labor problems also beset PATH during this time.[83] After a January 1973 strike over salary increases was averted,[84] talks failed and workers walked out in April.[83][85] A month into the strike, negotiations broke down again;[86] the union returned to work in June.[87]

The 1980 New York City transit strike suspended service on the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA)'s bus and subway routes for 10 days. A special PATH route ran from 33rd Street to World Trade Center via Midtown Manhattan, Pavonia–Newport, and Exchange Place during the NYCTA strike.[88] PATH motormen also threatened to go on strike during this time for different reasons. The special service was suspended in April after some workers refused overtime.[89]

In June, PATH workers again went on strike for higher pay, their first such action since 1973.[90] During the strike, moisture built up in the tunnels and rust accumulated on the tracks; pumps in the underwater tunnels remained in operation, preventing the tubes from flooding.[91] Alternative service across the Hudson River was provided by "inadequate" shuttle buses through the Holland Tunnel.[92] The 81-day strike[91] was the longest in PATH's history.[93]

1980s and 1990s[edit]

Substantial growth in PATH ridership during the 1980s required expansion and improvement of the railroad's infrastructure. The Port Authority announced a plan in 1988 that would allow stations on the Newark–WTC line to accommodate longer eight-car trains while seven-car trains could operate between Journal Square and 33rd Street.[94] Two years later, it announced a $1 billion plan to renovate the PATH stations and add new cars.[95] Video monitors were installed in stations to make money from advertising.[96] PATH also sought a fare hike, even though that would reduce its per passenger subsidy, to reduce its $135 million annual deficit.[97] By 1992, the Port Authority had spent $900 million on infrastructure improvements, including repairing tracks, modernizing communications and signaling, replacing ventilation equipment, and installing elevators at seven stations per the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).[98]

A $225 million car maintenance facility was opened in Harrison in 1990. It replaced PATH's old Henderson Street Yard—a below-grade, open-air train storage yard at the northeast corner of Marin Boulevard and Christopher Columbus Drive just east of the Grove Street station.[99]

High tides from the December 1992 nor'easter flooded the PATH tunnels, including a 2,500–3,000-foot (760–910 m) section between Hoboken and Pavonia.[100] Most trains were stopped before reaching the floods, but one became stalled near Hoboken Terminal.[101] Some water pumps within the system were overwhelmed.[100] The Newark–World Trade Center service was not disrupted afterwards, but the Journal Square–33rd Street service was slowed because several spots along the route needed to be pumped out.[101] Service to Hoboken was suspended for 10 days, the longest disruption since the summer 1980 strike.[100]

A section of ceiling in the World Trade Center PATH station collapsed and trapped dozens during the 1993 World Trade Center bombing;[102][103] the station itself did not suffer any structural damage.[104] Within three days, PATH service to the station resumed.[105]

In the summer of 1993, the Port Authority banned tobacco advertisements in all trains and stations. A new wash for cars opened in mid-September 1993 in Jersey City, replacing the one at the 33rd Street terminal.[106] In April 1994, an ADA-compliant entrance to the Exchange Place station was opened.[107] Two years later, three trains began running express on the Newark–World Trade Center service for six months, cutting running time by 31⁄2 minutes.[108] Weekend Hoboken–World Trade Center service began in October 1996 on a six-month trial basis, and the express Newark–World Trade Center service was made permanent on the same day.[109][110]

September 11, 2001, and recovery[edit]

The temporary World Trade Center station opened in 2003.
Passengers applaud as the Turtle inaugural train from Newark arrives at PATH's temporary WTC station in 2003.

The World Trade Center station in Lower Manhattan, under the World Trade Center, one of PATH's two New York terminals, was destroyed during the September 11 attacks, when the Twin Towers above it collapsed. Just prior to the collapse, the station was closed and all passengers evacuated.[7]: 107 

Service to Lower Manhattan was suspended indefinitely.[111]Exchange Place, the next-to-last station before World Trade Center, had to be closed as well because trains could not turn around there;[112] it had also suffered severe water damage.[113] A temporary PATH terminal at the World Trade Center was approved in December 2001 and projected to open in two years.[114]

Shortly after the attacks, the Port Authority started operating two uptown services: Newark–33rd Street and Hoboken–33rd Street.[115][116] and one intrastate New Jersey service, Hoboken–Journal Square.[117][116] A single nighttime service was instituted: Newark–33rd Street (via Hoboken).[116]

In the meantime, modifications were made to a stub end tunnel to allow trains from Newark to reach the Hoboken-bound tunnel and vice versa. The modifications required PATH to bore through the bedrock between the stub tunnel and the Newark tunnels. The stub, the "Penn Pocket", had been built to take PRR commuters from Harborside Terminal on short turn World Trade Center to Exchange Place runs.[118] The new Exchange Place station opened in June 2003.[113]

Because of the original alignment of the tracks, trains to or from Hoboken used separate tunnels from the Newark service. Eastbound trains from Newark crossed over to the westbound track just west of Exchange Place, where they reversed direction and used a crossover switch to go to Hoboken. Eastbound trains from Hoboken entered on the eastbound track at Exchange Place, then reversing direction and used the same crossover switch to get on the westbound track to Newark before entering Grove Street.[7]: 108 

PATH service to Lower Manhattan was restored when a new, $323 million second station opened in November 2003; the inaugural train was the same one that had been used for the evacuation.[119][7]: 108–110  The second, temporary station contained portions of the original station, but did not have heating or air conditioning. The temporary entrance was closed in July 2007, then demolished to make way for the third, permanent station; around the same time, the Church Street entrance opened.[120] A new entrance on Vesey Street opened in March 2008; the Church entrance was demolished.[121]

Hurricane Sandy[edit]

In the early morning hours of October 29, 2012, all PATH service was suspended in advance of Hurricane Sandy. The following day, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced that PATH service would be out for 7–10 days due to the storm damage. Storm surge from the hurricane caused significant flooding to the Hoboken and Jersey City stations, as well as at the World Trade Center.[122] An image captured by a PATH security camera showing water flowing into Hoboken during the storm went viral online and became one of several representative images of the hurricane.[123]

The first PATH trains after the hurricane were the Journal Square–33rd Street service, which resumed on November 6 and ran only in daytime.[124] Service was extended west to Harrison and Newark on November 12, in place of the Newark–World Trade Center service. Christopher Street and 9th Street were reopened during the weekend of November 17–18, but remained closed for five days afterward.[125] Normal weekday service on the Newark–World Trade Center and Journal Square–33rd Street lines resumed on November 26. On weekends, trains operated using the Newark–33rd Street service pattern.[126]

The PATH station at Hoboken Terminal suffered major damage after floodwaters as high as eight feet (2.4 m) submerged the tunnels; it was closed for several weeks for $300 million worth of repairs.[127] The Newark–33rd Street route was suspended for two weekends in mid-December, with the Newark–World Trade Center running in its place, in order to expedite the return of Hoboken service.[128] Hoboken Terminal reopened in December for weekday daytime Hoboken–33rd Street service,[129] followed by the resumption of weekday 24-hour PATH service in early 2013.[130][131] The Hoboken–World Trade Center trains resumed in late January, and all normal service was restored by March.[132][133]

The Downtown Hudson Tubes were severely damaged by Sandy. As a result, to accommodate repairs, service on the Newark–World Trade Center line between Exchange Place and World Trade Center was to be suspended during almost all weekends, except for holidays, in 2019 and 2020.[134] However, weekend service was restored in June 2020, six months ahead of schedule.[135]

2010s improvements[edit]

The construction of the permanent four-platform World Trade Center Transportation Hub started in July 2008, when the first prefabricated "ribs" for the pedestrian walkway under Fulton Street were installed.[136] Platform A, the first part of the permanent station, opened in February 2014, serving Hoboken-bound riders.[137] Platform B and the remaining half of Platform A opened in May 2015.[138][139] The hub formally opened in March 2016 with part of the headhouse.[140][141][142] Platforms C and D, the last two, were opened that September.[143][139]

The Port Authority also began rebuilding the Harrison station in 2009.[144] It has longer and wider platforms to allow 10-car trains; street-level-to-platform elevators within the platform extensions, in compliance with the ADA, and architectural modifications.[145] The westbound platform of the new Harrison station opened to the public in October 2018[146][147] and the eastbound one the following June.[148]

In January 2010, Christopher O. Ward, as executive director, announced that PATH would be spending $321 million on communications-based train control (CBTC) with Siemens' Trainguard MT, upgrading its signal system for an increase in ridership.[149] CBTC would replace a four-decade old fixed-block signaling system.[150] It would reduce the headway time between trains, allowing more to run during rush hours. At the same time, the entire PATH fleet was replaced with 340 CBTC-equipped PA5 cars, built by Kawasaki Railcar. The original contract was completed in 2011; additional cars were delivered in subsequent years.[151][152] PATH's goal was to increase passenger capacity from 240,000 passengers a day to 290,000. The entire CBTC system was originally expected to become operational in 2017.[149][153] The Port Authority also spent $659 million to upgrade 13 platforms on the Newark–World Trade Center line to accommodate 10-car trains; until then, the line could only run eight-car trains.[152]

Along with CBTC, PATH began installing positive train control (PTC), another safety system, during the 2010s, per a Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) mandate that all American railroads have it by the end of 2018.[154] The Newark–World Trade Center line west of Journal Square was converted to PTC in April 2018, followed by the segments of track east of Journal Square the following month. This caused delays across the entire system when train operators had to slow down and manually adjust their trains to switch between the two signaling systems. PTC was tested on the Uptown Hudson Tubes from July to October 2018, forcing weekend closures.[155][156] PTC was finished in November 2018, a month ahead of schedule;[157] and the entire system was converted by December.[150]

The Port Authority also installed two amenities in all PATH stations. Cellphone service was added for all customers by early 2019.[158] Countdown clocks, displaying the time the next train arrives, were installed in all PATH stations that year.[159]

Subsequently, in June 2019, the Port Authority released the PATH Improvement Plan, calling for over $1 billion in investments, including $80 million to extend Newark–World Trade Center line platforms, as well as funding for two ongoing projects: $752.6 million to complete the CBTC system by 2022 and $215.7 million on the new PA5 cars by 2022. The goal is to increase train frequencies on the Newark-World Trade Center line by 40 percent, and 20 percent on other lines, during rush hours.[160][161][162] Every train on the Newark–World Trade Center line would be nine cars long. In addition, the platform at Grove Street would be extended eastward, at the Marin Boulevard end of the station, and two additional cross-corridors would be added at Exchange Place. The Port Authority would also allocate funds to study the implementation of 10-car trains. In September 2019, service on the Newark–World Trade Center and Journal Square–33rd Street lines would be increased by 10 percent during rush hours, reducing the headway between trains from four minutes to three.[160]

Newark Airport extension proposals[edit]

In the mid-2000s, a Newark Airport extension was again considered as the Port Authority allocated $31 million for a feasibility study of extending service two miles (3.2 km) from Newark Penn Station,[163] estimated at that time to cost $500 million;[164] the study began in 2012.[165] The following September, Crain's reported that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie would publicly support the extension, estimated by then to cost $1 billion.[166] The governor asked that the airport's largest operator, United Airlines, consider flying to Atlantic City International Airport as an enticement to further the project.[167]

A train station with overhead lines and four tracks between two sheltered platforms, both wet, under cloudy skies. Letters across an overhead walkway spell out "Newark Liberty International Airport"
Newark Liberty Airport International Station, to which PATH service would be extended

In February 2014, the Port Authority's Board of Commissioners approved a 10-year capital plan that included the PATH extension to NJ Transit's Newark Liberty International Airport Station.[168][169][170] The alignment would follow the existing Northeast Corridor approximately one mile (1.6 km) further south to the Newark Airport station, where a connection to AirTrain Newark is available.[170] Five years of construction were expected to begin in 2018.[171]

In late 2014, there were calls for a reconsideration of Port Authority funding priorities. The PATH extension followed the route of existing Manhattan-to-Newark Airport train service (on NJ Transit's Northeast Corridor Line and North Jersey Coast Line as well as Amtrak's Keystone Service and Northeast Regional). On the other hand, there was no funding for either the Gateway Tunnel, a pair of commuter train tunnels that would supplement the North River Tunnels under the Hudson, or the replacement for the Port Authority Bus Terminal.[172] In December 2014, the PANYNJ awarded a three-year, $6 million contract to infrastructure design firm HNTB to do a cost analysis of the Newark Airport extension.[173]

Three years later, the PANYNJ released a 10-year capital plan that included $1.7 billion for the extension; at the time, construction was projected to start in 2020, with service in 2025.[174][175] A presentation at two December 2017 public meetings[176] showed the new PATH station would include a park-and-ride lot and a new entrance from the nearby Dayton neighborhood.[177]

Route operation[edit]

Sours: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PATH_(rail_system)
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Newark - World Trade Center

Train - PATH

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PATH train Schedule

PATH train operates 24 hours, 7 days a week.

DayOperating Hours
Sunday24 hours
Monday24 hours
Tuesday24 hours
Wednesday24 hours
Thursday24 hours
Friday24 hours
Saturday24 hours
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PATH train Line Map

The PATH train (Newark) has 6 stations departing from World Trade Center and ending in Newark.

PATH train time schedule overview for the upcoming week: Starts operating at 12:30 AM and ends at 11:55 PM. Operating days this week: everyday.

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PATH train Schedule

PATH train operates 24 hours, 7 days a week.

DayOperating Hours
Sunday24 hours
Monday24 hours
Tuesday24 hours
Wednesday24 hours
Thursday24 hours
Friday24 hours
Saturday24 hours

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For PATH train service alerts, please check the Moovit App. In addition, get real-time info on train status, bus delays, changes of train routes, changes of stops locations, and any service changes.

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PATH PATH (Newark) prices may change based on several factors. For more information about PATH train tickets costs please check the Moovit app or agency's official website.

PATH (PATH)

The first stop of the PATH train route is World Trade Center and the last stop is Newark. PATH (Newark) is operational during everyday.

Additional information: PATH has 6 stations and the total trip duration for this route is approximately 22 minutes.

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