Tuesday, March 12, 2013
A key power substation has been repaired and two trains will be added to the Montclair-Boonton Line.
As of Sunday March 24, electric-powered trains will run to and from the Hoboken Terminal again, New Jersey Transit announced on Tuesday. The restoration of service will add two additional trains to the local Montclair-Boonton Line. It's for the first time since Hurricane Sandy that the electric trains resume service. After that day, the agency will be at 97 percent of its service, compared to pre-Sandy levels. In a statement, NJ Transit Executive Director James Weinstein said, “This marks significant progress in post-Sandy recovery." Weinstein added that as of March 24, there will be 21 additional trains added to the current schedules, "which will restore nearly all rush hour service to Hoboken and result in the long-awaited return of …
Monday, January 28, 2013
PATH trains will run around-the-clock to the World Trade Center from Newark, but work is still being done to resume service from Hoboken.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced on Monday that around-the-clock service has been restored on the WTC to Newark line. The WTC to Hoboken line remains out of service, but construction is ongoing, the Port Authority announced. "Crews continue to work around-the-clock to return weekday Hoboken to World Trade Center service and weekend service between Newark and the World Trade Center," the press release stated. "Those are the final segments of service yet to be restored." The Exchange Place and World Trade Center Stations remain closed weekends from 10 p.m. Fridays through 5 a.m. Mondays during the month of February. This measure is to allow crews uninterrupted time to complete necessary repairs.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
The waiting room is scheduled to reopen on Jan. 29.
The Waiting Room at the Hoboken Terminal will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 29, announced New Jersey Transit on Friday. Construction crews power washed the walls, replaced heaters and heater motors, electrical panels, outlets and wiring, and the floors were stripped and sealed. Remaining work includes cleaning, refinishing and resetting benches and other affected woodwork, to be performed in the near future, NJ Transit announced. The waiting room sustained extenstive damage during Sandy and has been closed since the storm. The Waiting Room was closed on December 19. NJ Transit's announcement explained: At the height of Hurricane Sandy, Hudson River flooding immersed the entire terminal in at least five feet of water. When the water …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Port Authority announced the restoration of 24/7 service. The Hoboken-WTC line remains suspended for now.
For the first time since Hurricane Sandy last fall, PATH service will be 24/7, according to an announcement from the Port Authority on Wednesday morning. As of Wednesday night, PATH trains will again be running between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. The round the clock service has been restored on the Hoboken to 33rd Street line, Newark to World Trade Center Line and the Journal Square to 33rd Street line. Service between Hoboken and the World Trade Center remains suspended for now and could take at least another month. "Currently, the Port Authority is awaiting delivery of key switch and signal parts from a third-party manufacturer," the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey stated in its press release on Wednesday. The Hoboken …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Trains will run from Newark to the World Trade Center this weekend. There'll be no service between Hoboken and 33rd Street over the weekend.
Round the clock PATH service could resume between seven and ten days, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. "Workers can make repairs to the PATH system significantly faster when power to third rails is turned off, with no trains running in active construction zones," according to the Port Authority's announcement. On Saturday January 5 and Sunday January 6, service will be suspended between Hoboken and 33rd Street. Trains will run between Newark and the World Trade Center this weekend instead. Round the clock service has been suspended since Sandy hit Hoboken in late October, 2012. Hoboken's PATH station was the last one to open, and service has been restored between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. every day.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Trains will be tested soon at the Hoboken location, according to the Port Authority.
The Hoboken PATH station is scheduled to reopen on Wednesday for service to midtown Manhattan, according to an announcement from the City of Hoboken. Service will start at 5 a.m. and will operate seven days a week between 5 a.m. till 10 p.m. The restoration of 24/7 PATH service is expected by the end of the year in time for New Year’s Eve. Direct PATH service between Hoboken and the World Trade Center remains several weeks away pending ongoing repairs. “The reopening of the Hoboken PATH station is a tremendous relief for our commuters and local businesses,” Mayor Dawn Zimmer said in a press release. The announcement follows a promising tweet from the Port Authority on Monday: "Around-the-clock weekend work moved #PATH closer to HOB …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The city has approved emergency appropriations to pay for repairs and the replacement of vehicles.
Super Storm Sandy did at least $4.2 million worth of damage to the city of Hoboken. On Wednesday, the city approved the second round of emergency appropriations of roughly $350,000. During a previous meeting, the city already approved roughly $700,000 in emergency appropriations. This does not include repairs to Pier C Park. It also doesn't include damage done to residences and businesses. In order to pay for the emergency funds, the city will be selling "special emergency notes," to make sure there is enough money available immediately. That, too, was approved during Wednesday night's meeting. "Passing a special appropriation does not put cash in the bank," said Business Administrator Quentin Wiest on Wednesday. "We have to go somewhere…
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Work on the Hoboken station is still being done. Repairs will take several more weeks.
The Hoboken PATH station -- usually full of waiting PATH riders between New York and New Jersey -- remained quiet on Tuesday morning, while Port Authority workers continue to repair the massive damage that was done by Superstorm Sandy. Thousands of gallons of water flooded the Hoboken station, which is currently the only station that is still closed. Water came in through the walls and elevators leading to the station, in one case shattering the elevator's glass. The breaker rooms that house all the electrical wires for the tunnels were severely flooded too and are still being repaired, said acting director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Stephen Kingsberry. The total damage to the PATH system, said Kingsberry, is about $…
Sunday, November 11, 2012
New ferry service also set to begin from Hoboken to New York City, officials said Sunday.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
PATH train service at Newark Penn and Harrison stations to Manhattan will resume Monday morning, Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday. Service will begin at 5 a.m., according to a news release. Trains will run in both directions until 10 p.m. between Newark Penn and 33rd Street in New York City. The temporary line will include stops at Journal Square, Grove Street and Newport Stations in Jersey City and 14th, 23rd, and 33rd street stations in New York City, the release said. Trains will skip Christopher and 9th Streets in New York. Disabled passengers will only be able to access platforms at Newark, Journal Square and 33rd Street. PATH service remains suspended at Hoboken, Exchange Place and the World Trade …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Governor Chris Christie and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano visited Hoboken on Sunday, urging residents to get their lives back to close to normal.
The state should be as good as back to normal by the end of next week, Gov. Chris Christie said during a press conference in Hoboken on Sunday afternoon. "A week ago today we were prepping for the storm to come tomorrow," Christie said. "It's going to be a long and difficult process to get us back to normal." Christie urged school districts to open on Monday if possible and people to go to work. New Jersey Transit has increased buses — about 200 more between New York and New Jersey — for the Monday morning commute. New Jersey Transit restored 90 percent of its bus service as of Sunday afternoon and four of its rail lines had begun running again. "People should go back to work tomorrow," he said. All roads — except four by the barrier …