Press Release Article


Date: Jul 12, 2018
Press Release Number: 112-2018

Service adjustments and station closings scheduled for the next 15 weekends, except for Labor Day weekend; follows July 8 completion of PTC implementation on PATH Newark-WTC line

Free 2-trip MetroCards will be provided to help ease impact on riders;

passengers should allow extra travel time

Starting this Friday, July 13, at 11:59 p.m. and running through 5 a.m. Monday, July 16, PATH is closing the New York stations on the 33rd Street to allow crews to transition to a new signal system being installed as part of the federally mandated Positive Train Control (PTC) program.

The weekend PTC implementation and testing program will run through the end of October, with the exception of Labor Day weekend. The Christopher, 9th, 14th, 23rd and 33rd street stations are scheduled for closure during these weekends.

PATH is partnering with the MTA to provide a free limited 2-trip MetroCard at the World Trade Center station for diverted PATH riders to use city subways and buses. These cards will not work on PATH turnstiles, and will be valid only until 5 a.m. Monday morning of affected weekend. They can be obtained from a PATH ambassador before exiting the turnstiles at the WTC station. Passengers should build in extra travel time during these weekends.

PATH is on track to become the first transportation agency in the region to complete system-wide installation of PTC by December 31, 2018, as mandated by the federal government. Once completed, it will provide a safer, more efficient and reliable ride for riders and contribute to increased train frequency and capacity.

The technology is an integral part of PATH’s comprehensive Automatic Train Control (ATC) program, which also includes improved communication between trains through Communication Based Train Control (CBTC).

Closure details and updates are available through

During the 33rd Street line closures, there will be direct train service from Hoboken to the WTC on Saturdays. On Sundays, Hoboken-WTC riders will use the normal weekend schedule, which requires a transfer at Grove Street for the Newark-WTC train. The Hoboken and Newport PATH stations will remain open during these weekend outages except for three Sundays -- September 16 and 23, and October 14.

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