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December 18, 2012

Great News Hoboken!- Hoboken PATH to 33rd Street to Reopen Tomorrow Wednesday December 19th 2012

Filed under: Hoboken,Mass Transit,path train — Tags: , , , , — TheBoken @ 3:00 PM

The best holiday news to hit Hoboken this month….

HOBOKEN PATH TO 33RD STREET TO REOPEN ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19

Hoboken Path Closed but opening December 19th 2012

The Hoboken PATH Station closed since Hurricane Sandy will re-open tomorrow!

The PATH train from Hoboken to 33rd Street will resume operation at 5:00am on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 and will operate seven days a week from 5am to 10pm. The restoration of 24/7 PATH service is expected by the end of the year in time for New Year’s Eve. Direct PATH service between Hoboken and the World Trade Center remains several weeks away pending ongoing repairs.

“The reopening of the Hoboken PATH station is a tremendous relief for our commuters and local businesses,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “Hoboken is open for business and we welcome and encourage our residents and visitors to support the local shops that make our community great. I thank the Port Authority for their nonstop work to restore service and NJ Transit for accommodating our commuters during this incredibly difficult time.”

The City is providing free garage parking and a weekend shopping shuttle to encourage local shopping.

Free parking is available in municipal garages B (28 2nd St), D (215 Hudson St) and Midtown (371 4th St) seven days a week during the month of December between the hours of 9am and midnight. To receive up to 4 hours of free parking, visitors must present to the parking attendant a receipt for at least $20 from any Hoboken business during these hours. Any time beyond 4 hours will be charged at the regular rate.

A special free holiday hop shuttle will run from 11am to 2pm and 3pm to 7pm every Saturday and Sunday in December. The shuttle will travel along Hoboken’s commercial districts of Washington Street, 1st Street and 14th Street.

For a map of the shuttle route and parking garages, visit: www.hobokennj.org/docs/transportation/2012-Holiday-Parking-and-Hop-Flyer.pdf.

The full announcement from Governors Christie and Cuomo with additional details is below:

Governor Cuomo and Governor Christie Announce Resumption of PATH Rail Service from Hoboken

to 33rd Street to Begin on December 19

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Governor Chris Christie today announced that PATH rail service resumes at the Hoboken station with service to and from the 33rd Street station in Manhattan beginning tomorrow, December 19 at 5 a.m., following extensive, around the clock post-Hurricane Sandy repairs. Trains initially will run in both directions until 10 p.m. seven days a week.

Today’s announcement means weekday service between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. will be back at all 13 PATH stations and on three of PATH’s four regular lines: Journal Square to 33rd Street, Hoboken to 33rd Street and Newark to the World Trade Center.  With the restoration of service from Hoboken, PATH travelers now can access the entire PATH system between New Jersey and New York.  The return of Hoboken service provides more than 29,000 commuters with restored mass transit between Hoboken and Midtown Manhattan in time for the holidays.

The return of service to all 13 stations comes less than eight weeks after Hurricane Sandy decimated the entire PATH system, flooding the tunnels with as much as eight feet of water, and destroying critical signal and switching systems.

Thanks to the hard work of hundreds of PATH employees, the return of limited 24-hour PATH service is expected by year’s end and in time for New Year’s Eve. For the time being, service on weekends will be available between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m., on both the Newark to 33rd Street and Hoboken to 33rd Street lines. There will be no service to Exchange Place and the World Trade Center on the weekends to allow work to proceed on bringing back service between Hoboken and the World Trade Center.  Travelers wishing to go downtown during those times may access a downtown MTA train nearby one of the PATH Manhattan stations.

Resumption of direct service between Hoboken and the World Trade Center remains several weeks away pending ongoing work and replacement of badly damaged signal equipment.  PATH workers and contractors have been working 24/7 since the storm, and will continue to do so until full service is returned on all lines.  In the meantime, travelers from Hoboken may access Lower Manhattan by connecting with one of several downtown MTA trains nearby one of the PATH Manhattan stations. For a complete list of alternate routes, visit the Port Authority’s website http://www.panynj.gov/path/.

Shutting down Newark to 33rd Street weekend PATH service the past two weeks allowed workers long uninterrupted stretches to make repairs, allowing the speedier reopening of the Hoboken PATH station.  Each weekend closure has meant cutting five or more days off the agency’s recovery timeline to restore both Hoboken and 24-hour service.  Since the storm, PATH workers and contractors have pumped more than 10 million gallons of water from system tunnels, and fixed and replaced numerous switches and signaling equipment.

For up-to-date information, follow PATH on Twitter @PATHTweet.

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November 26, 2012

PATH Service opens up to World Trade Center Monday November 26 – Hoboken Station Still out of Service

Hoboken Advisory: Governor Cuomo and Governor Christie Announce Reopening of World Trade Center and Exchange Place Path Service on Monday, November 26 (today)

Dear Hoboken Resident,

Please see the announcement below just issued by Governors Christie and Cuomo regarding additional partial service restoration of the PATH system to the World Trade Center and Exchange Place. Regarding service to Hoboken, the annoumcement states: “Service at the Hoboken station, which saw unprecedented and widespread flooding remains suspended due to the fact vital switching equipment was destroyed and cannot be salvaged. Crews are working 24/7 to replace the signal equipment and restore communications in the tunnels, a process that is expected to take several weeks.”

Governor Cuomo and Governor Christie Announce Reopening of World Trade Center and Exchange Place Path Service on Monday, November 26

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie today announced that weekday PATH service will resume to Lower Manhattan along the World Trade Center line beginning Monday, November 26 at 5 a.m.

The World Trade Center PATH line will run Monday through Friday from 5 a.m-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. Disabled access will be available at Newark and World Trade Center.

Floodwater from the storm surge of Hurricane Sandy had inundated the World Trade Center station, covering its track bed with several feet of water. Port Authority PATH crews have worked around the clock to remove millions of gallons of water from the tracks and platforms and also to fix and replace damaged switching and signal systems as quickly as possible.

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.

Once service resumes at the World Trade Center on Monday, service on the 33rd Street line will resume running between Journal Square and 33rd Street and will make all station stops including Christopher Street in Manhattan. Weekend service on the Journal Square to 33rd Street line extends to Harrison and Newark in New Jersey. Disabled passengers have access to the platforms at Newark, Journal Square, Newport and 33rd Street. Service at the Hoboken station, which saw unprecedented and widespread flooding remains suspended due to the fact vital switching equipment was destroyed and cannot be salvaged. Crews are working 24/7 to replace the signal equipment and restore communications in the tunnels, a process that is expected to take several weeks.

To provide additional mass transit options from Hoboken to Manhattan, the Port Authority and New Jersey Transit are operating a ferry service from the Hoboken Ferry Terminal. 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 Manhattan from 6 a.m. – 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday thru Friday.

Free shuttle buses will be provided from Pier 79 to midtown Manhattan. Passengers who normally use the Hoboken station to get to Manhattan can also choose to make the ten minute walk to the Newport station, or take advantage of several other ferry and bus alternatives. Ferry service to Lower Manhattan is available from Liberty State Park and to Midtown Manhattan from Weehawken, New Jersey.

In addition, NJ Transit has increased the number of No. 126 buses from Hoboken to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in both directions. For up-to-date information on PATH service, visit the Port Authority’s website at www.panynj.gov/path/ and follow them on Twitter @PATHTweet.

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February 18, 2012

NY Waterway President’s Day Advisory February 20th

NY Waterway President's Day Advisory 2012

Attention NY Waterway commuters from Hoboken: On President’s Day Monday  February 20th 2012,  the only scheduled ferry from Hoboken to NYC via NY Waterway will be the route from 14th Street Hoboken to 39th Street Midtown Manhattan. The routes from Hoboken South to Pier 11 and the World Financial Center will be cancelled for President’s Day.

Link To NY Waterway Site: http://www.nywaterway.com/AdvisoryDetails.aspx?aid=199

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January 8, 2012

NYC Subway 7 Line extending to Hoboken?

Filed under: Hoboken,Mass Transit,New York City — Tags: , , , — TheBoken @ 10:10 PM

Seven Train NYC to Hoboken

The New York City newspaper and website Metro is reporting the possibility of extending the 7 train to Hoboken.

They report that Mayor “Bloomberg’s office has already spent $250,000 to analyze the feasibility of extending the 7 to Secaucus. Bloomberg is reportedly pleased with the findings and, according to reports, will make an announcement on the plan within the coming months.”

The story adds opinion from Bob Previdi, a former New York City Transit spokesman and planner. He is reported as thinking extending it to Hoboken makes much more sense than Secaucus. “Hoboken’s bustling station, which already houses PATH trains and the light rail, is the perfect place for the 7“

“It would make it the third major train station in New York City,” he said.

”Hoboken has more tracks, more room in the station for passengers and is half the distance from Midtown than Secaucus — meaning half the cost, Previdi estimates.”

Link to Story: http://www.metro.us/newyork/local/article/1062777–hoboken-one-day-the-last-stop-on-the-7

For discussion: Do you think extending the 7 train to Hoboken would be a good thing if this project should ever get off the ground (or under it)? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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