September 21, 2001
Last week we reported that PATH believed one of its trains might be under the World Trade Center site, based on press reports current at the time. Later reports indicated there was an empty train left in the PATH station there, but that the station had been evacuated in time.
Workers have entered the station and found it mostly intact, but with no one in it. During the height of the crisis, PATH employees helped evacuate about 3000 people from trains in the station and from the station itself onto the street, and diverted trains headed for the World Trade Center. Some PATH employees then were evacuated to Jersey City by train. Some interruptions to New York City subway service continue, most acutely on the 1-9 IRT line, which experienced some tunnel collapses.