Port Authority Video Released Showing Hoboken PATH Station Flooding During Hurricane Sandy
The Port Authority today released CCTV footage of the flooding at Hoboken and Exchange Place (Hoboken footage begins half way through video).
Earlier in the week, this is how engineers and transit experts described the challenge of restoring service to Hoboken, WTC & Exchange Place (http://www.panynj.gov/press-room/press-item.cfm?headline_id=1703):
“Safely resuming service for our customers is our number one goal,” said Mike Marino, the superintendent of way and structures for the Port Authority’s PATH rail system. “I have never seen this kind of devastation in my 35 year career. Workers have had to pump tens of millions of gallons of water from the PATH tubes. They are working around the clock to restore switches and signals to allow for safe operation of service to the Hoboken, Exchange Place and World Trade Center stations.”
“AECOM has been serving the region’s infrastructure for nearly 100 years and we’ve never seen the kind of flooding and damage like that caused to the PATH system as a result of Hurricane Sandy,” said AECOM’s Vice President for Transit Bob Totillo. “Even the most dramatic photos can’t capture the scale of it. It’s been a superhuman effort to get restoration from Newark to Manhattan and the huge lift to restore service at the Hoboken and WTC station is well underway.”