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PATH Train in Hoboken Will Not Be Restored for Several More Weeks

This from the City of Hoboken’s Facebook page yesterday…

Due to extensive flood damage, PATH service will not be restored to Hoboken for several weeks. The Port Authority & NJ Transit are starting a new ferry service ($5) between Hoboken Terminal and 39th Street (Pier 79) that will run Monday through Friday, 6am-10am and 4pm-8pm. A free shuttle will also take riders from Pier 79 to midtown Manhattan.

Please see the joint announcement below from Governor Christie and Governor Cuomo for more information:

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Announce Resumption of PATH Service From Newark to 33rd Street Beginning Monday, November 12, 2012Work Still Proceeding to Restore Badly Flooded World Trade Center and Hoboken Lines; New Ferry Service Will Transport Passengers From Hoboken Ferry Terminal to 39th Street Pier in Manhattan

Trenton, NJ – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that PATH rail service will resume at the Newark Penn and Harrison stations in New Jersey to Manhattan beginning tomorrow, November 12 at 5 a.m. Trains will run in both directions until 10 p.m. between Newark Penn, New Jersey and 33rd Street in New York.

In addition to Newark Penn and Harrison, the temporary line also will include stops at Journal Square, Grove Street, and Newport stations in New Jersey and at the 14th, 23rd and 33rd Street stations in Manhattan. Trains will bypass Christopher and 9th streets in New York. Disabled passengers will have access to the platforms only at Newark, Journal Square and 33rd Street.

PATH service remains suspended at the Hoboken, Exchange Place and the World Trade Center stations as recovery efforts continue. Due to significant damage that resulted from the unprecedented and widespread flooding in the PATH tunnels and multiple stations, it will be several weeks before resumption of service on the Newark-World Trade Center line and the lines to and from Hoboken station.

Port Authority officials caution passengers that they may experience extended waits and potential delays until service returns to normal. To reduce crowding at station ticket vending machines, passengers can opt to purchase SmartLink cards with pre-funded trips.

To provide additional mass transit options from Hoboken to Manhattan, the Port Authority and New Jersey Transit also will begin operating a new ferry service from the Hoboken Ferry Terminal on Monday. 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 doubled the number of No. 106 buses from Hoboken to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in both directions.

For up-to-date information visit the Port Authority’s website http://www.panynj.gov/path/ and follow them on Twitter @PATHTweet. To check ferry schedules visit http://nywaterway.com/.

Here’s a map showing NJ Transit’s service restoration as of Monday, November 12. We have been compiling public transportation information (PATH, NJ Transit bus, commuter rail and light rail, NY Waterway, Hop, and more) which can be found under “Public Transportation” here: www.hobokennj.org/sandyrecovery. You can also follow the City of Hoboken’s Department of Transportation and Parking for updates on regional transportation: www.twitter.com/hobokentap
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  1. Has anyone taken the ferry from Hoboken Path to World Financial Center? If so has it been crowded during morning rush hour? This seems to be the only "affordable" and logical option to get there.

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    Comment by Margaret — November 12, 2012 @ 5:29 PM

  2. Glad they added this ferry service but seems sort of ridiculous that it costs more than the PATH. It's not our fault the train isn't working, why should we have to pay more because we're inconvenienced?

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    Comment by John — November 13, 2012 @ 6:57 PM

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