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 Letters to the Editor: Crowded PATH cars Dangerous

 Friday, March 12, 2004 The Jersey Journal

 
Ever since the PATH train route to the World Trade Center reopened on Nov. 23, 2003, there has been an increasing possibility of danger to commuters. By the time that commuters arrive at the PATH station, the train is already filled to the capacity. On more than one occasion, I have arrived at the Journal Square station only to find that the train I take home was crammed with people returning from New York. I ended up having to get on the fourth train that came. If there were a dire emergency, there would be panic as people realized how difficult it was to even move among the mass of commuters. More people would be injured trying to get off the train than from the actual emergency at hand.

I believe that the only solution to this problem is to increase the number of World Trade Center trains that enter the stations, and decrease the time intervals between them. During rush hour, the trains should come every five minutes instead of every 15 to 20 minutes. That way, there would be room for people to get on at all stops. As a result, inconvenience and possible dangers could be avoided.

JANINE DELANEY New Jersey City University Jersey City

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