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PATH WILL ADD RUSH HOUR TRAIN SERVICE, ON-SITE PERSONNEL TO ASSIST RIDERS DURING NEW YORK PENN STATION INFRASTRUCTURE WORK BEGINNING NEXT WEEK

Date: Jul 06, 2017
Press Release Number: 126-2017

Affected NJ Transit customers will be cross-honored starting July 10 at Hoboken, 33RD Street and WTC PATH stations; additional PATH personnel and police to be assigned to help facilitate service changes

PATH is responding to Amtrak’s upcoming New York Penn Station infrastructure improvements and service adjustments with a comprehensive plan to increase train frequency between the Hoboken-33rd Street stations during both the morning and evening rush hours, and to cross-honor NJ Transit passengers at three of the busiest PATH stations.

The enhanced service and deployment of extra PATH service, operations and police personnel will start on Monday, July 10, from 7-10 a.m. Extra trains and services also will be in effect between 4-8 p.m. for the evening commute. The increased deployments of trains and staff will continue, on weekdays only, throughout the project, which is expected to last into September.

PATH intends to cross-honor affected NJT customers on weekdays only at the Hoboken, 33rd Street and World Trade Center PATH stations. Riders will need to produce their NJT rail tickets to be cross-honored at these PATH facilities. Cross-honoring will not be in place at the Newark Penn Station facility, where NJT is maintaining normal service.

In addition, PATH in recent weeks has taken a number of steps designed to increase the reliability of its service, including inspecting and performing maintenance on the railroad, rail cars (including air conditioning units), and station equipment such as escalators. PATH will have signal and power personnel on each tour, in addition to a mobile maintenance crew to respond to repairs as necessary.

“This is going to be a challenging summer for all of our customers, and for customers of our regional transportation partners,” said PATH General Manager/Director Mike Marino. “We’re working with all affected parties to minimize Penn Station repair impacts and to continue to serve our customers – old and new – in the safest and most efficient way.”

Extra PATH customer service personnel and Port Authority Police will be on hand at the three stations where NJT customers are being cross-honored. Maintenance staff will remain at PATH facilities for longer periods during the morning and afternoon commutes.

The Port Authority’s Office of Emergency Management is working with PATH and its regional railroad partners to develop additional contingency plans.

More information on the Hoboken service changes and cross-honoring process is available through www.panynj.gov/TheUpdate. Additional information on adjusted PATH service and schedules is available at www.panynj.gov/PATH.

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