Frequently Asked Questions on
Post Terrorist Service
- Why can't you add more trains to Newark-33rd Street
On December 2nd new schedules went into effect that increase
the frequency of service on this line weekdays between
8am-9am and 5pm-6pm the most heavily traveled time periods.
Since September 11th traction power improvements have been
ongoing to allow more frequent service along 6th Avenue.
- Why can't you operate more trains overnight?
PATH service operates on a 30-minute schedule during
overnight hours. This allows essential Track, Signal and
Station Maintenance to be performed 12 Midnight to 5AM. The
30-minute schedule allows trains to operate in both
directions using the same tunnel or track. Most of the
maintenance on PATH occurs during these hours to minimize
the impact on train service.
- Why do you operate under utilized (empty) trains to
Service between Journal Square and Hoboken allows passengers
at Jersey City, Harrison and Newark Stations to make
connections into and out of Hoboken. Without this service
passengers would be forced to make those same connections at
Christopher Street. This would significantly increase
traffic on the already heavily traveled Journal Square to
33rd Street and Hoboken to 33rd Street lines. Travel times
for passengers on those lines would also increase.
- When do you anticipate reopening the WTC and Exchange
It will be several years before a new lower Manhattan PATH
Station or the Exchange Place Station will open for service.
In the meantime, riders bound for the Exchange Place area,
may walk 4 blocks from the Grove St. Station. They may also
take NJ Transit's Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service from
Pavonia/Newport to Exchange Place, or take a PATHLINK bus
from Grove St. to Exchange Place; the fare is 75 cents for
- What are the estimated travel times on the Newark -
33rd Street, Hoboken - 33rd Street, and Journal Square -
|Newark-33rd St. via Hoboken
- Why don't you operate express service on the Newark -
33rd Street line?
Service between Newark and 33rd Street operates on a one
track and tunnel route. Express Trains would quickly catch
up to local trains and cause waiting times between stations.
Since September 11th stations all along the Newark to 33rd
Street route have seen dramatic increases in passenger
traffic requiring trains to stop at all stations as
frequently as possible during peak periods.