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PATH CLOSING ITS HOBOKEN, NEWPORT STATIONS THIS SUNDAY TO FACILITATE ONGOING WEEKEND PTC IMPLEMENTATION

Date: Sep 12, 2018
Press Release Number: 141-2018

Stations also will be out of Sunday operation on September 23, October 7 and October 14, with service resuming 5 a.m. each following Monday morning

As part of its effort to meet a federally mandated deadline for Positive Train Control (PTC), PATH is closing its Hoboken and Newport stations this weekend for testing and implementation, starting at 11:59 p.m. Saturday and resuming operations on Monday, September 17 at 5 a.m.

The Hoboken and Newport stations also are scheduled to close on three additional Sundays -- September 23, October 7 and October 14 – for PTC work. Service will resume 5 a.m. the following Monday after each closure. During this weekend’s closures and for the additional three Sundays, the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will cross-honor PATH customers between the Hoboken, Newport, and Exchange Place stations. Riders can show their PATH fare cards if requested.

PATH began weekend station closings in May to allow crews to transition to the new safety and signalization technology. The weekend PTC implementation and testing program is currently under way along the 33rd Street line and will run through the end of October, taking the Christopher, 9th, 14th, 23rd and 33rd street stations out of operation in the process.

PATH is on track to finish PTC installation by the federally mandated deadline of December 31, 2018. Once completed, it will mean 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).

For more information on PATH service, visit www.panynj.gov/PATHplanner, or download the RidePATH app on iOS and Android.

For information on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail schedule, click here

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