PATH schedules weekend PTC work for summer and fall

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NEW YORK CITY — More weekend disruption is in story for New York-area rail commuters on the Port of New York and New Jersey’s PATH, the 110-year old bi-state transit system linking the two states.

For 17 weeks starting May 19, the Port Authority Trans-Hudson will complete the second half of positive train control installation started in 2017. The second phase will disrupt travel for completion of PTC integration, software upgrades and testing for operation by the end of 2018 year, as mandated by the Federal Railroad Administration.

“The Port Authority and PATH are working diligently to ensure we maintain the highest level of customer service during this period of system and safety improvements,” Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton, says.

On the Newark, N.J., to World Trade Center Line, the Exchange Place and World Trade Center stations will be shut down on the weekends of May 19 and July 7. Larger changes will ensue for riders on the Hoboken, N.J., to 33rd Street line. Starting July 14, ending on Oct. 28, Christopher, 14th, 23rd, and 33rd streets stations in New York City will all be closed during that time. Hoboken station will remain open, except for the weekends of Sept. 15 and 22, and the weekend of Oct. 13, when it will be shut down to passengers as well.

Weekend closings will occur from 11:59 p.m. on Fridays through 5 a.m. the following Monday. They will not be in effect Labor Day weekend.

PATH, in conjunction with the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority will provide free 2-trip MetroCards for travelers affected by the closures. Customers will be able to pick up the 2-trip cards at designated points from PATH personnel; special MetroCards will only be usable during the weekend issued.

More information is available online.

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