PATH Adds Rush Hour Rail Service During Amtrak NY Penn Station Work

With ridership increasing due to Amtrak’s infrastructure work at New York Penn Station, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey’s (PANYNJ) Trans-Hudson rail rapid transit system (PATH) will increase train frequency between the Hoboken-33rd Street stations during the morning and evening rush hours.

The increased service is scheduled to go into effect with the start of the Penn Station project on Monday, July 10, and will remain in place for the duration of the project, which is expected to be completed in September. PATH will also cross-honor affected NJ TRANSIT passengers at the Hoboken, 33rd Street and World Trade Center PATH stations. Cross-honoring will not be in place at the Newark Penn Station facility, where NJ TRANSIT is maintaining normal service.

“We understand that this will be a difficult and challenging summer for our customers,” said Mike Marino, PATH general manager/director. “We’re working not only with our customers, but our regional transportation partners to minimize the impact of the Penn Station repair work beginning next month.”

NJ TRANSIT’s Midtown Direct service will be reduced, with affected riders diverted primarily to the Hoboken Terminal. More than 7,000 additional NJ TRANSIT riders are expected to use the PATH system in Hoboken each weekday during the morning and evening rush hours.

Extra PATH customer service personnel and Port Authority Police are scheduled to be on hand at the three stations where cross-honoring is taking place. Additional information on adjusted PATH service and schedules, and updates during the New York train service outages, can be found on the PATH website.