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PATH Service Returns to Lower Manhattan, World Trade Center

By Zachary Stieber
Epoch Times Staff
Created: November 25, 2012 Last Updated: November 25, 2012
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Commuters exit a PATH train at the 34th Street station in this file photo. The system will be close to full strength starting Nov. 26, with the reopening of the World Trade Center and Christopher Street stations. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Commuters exit a PATH train at the 34th Street station in this file photo. The system will be close to full strength starting Nov. 26, with the reopening of the World Trade Center and Christopher Street stations. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

NEW YORK—The PATH subway trains that connects New Jersey to Manhattan will begin running to Lower Manhattan Monday for the first time since Superstorm Sandy flooded the system a month ago.

Unlike the New York City subway system, controlled by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, PATH service has been slow to recover from the storm and has caused strains on the cross-Hudson bus service. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates PATH, also arranged for a temporary ferry between New Jersey and Manhattan, trying to alleviate the pressure on the bus system and the less-than-full-strength PATH system.

At 5 a.m. Monday the PATH begins operating along the World Trade Center line, stopping in New Jersey at multiple stops including Newark and Journal Square before continuing into New York to the World Trade Center. The line, however, will continue to be closed during weekends.

Another line, the 33rd Street line, had been running and stopping in New Jersey and in New York at Ninth, 14th, 23rd, and 33rd streets. That line will now include Christopher Street in Manhattan, and is operating on weekends.

Stations with access for disabled persons are Newark, Journal Square, Newport, World Trade Center, and 33rd Street.

The Hoboken, N.J., station remains out of service for an estimated several weeks because of damage from “unprecedented and widespread flooding,” according to a Port Authority advisory.

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