As if the L train shutting down wasn’t bad enough, the PATH station at World Trade Center will also be closed nearly every weekend through 2020.
From January 2019 through December 2020 the service from Newark to World Trade Center will end at the Exchange Place Station most weekends for repair—45 to be exact. It will only remain open for holiday weekends.
During this time, Port Authority will be repairing equipment and rebuilding tunnels that were damaged during Hurricane Sandy. Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole says, ““The important work we’ve scheduled over the next two years not only provides needed repairs to our current system, but will better protect PATH facilities from the impact of future storms and ultimately keep our millions of customers moving.” According to the agency’s press release, the repairs will include “replacing PATH track, third rail, electrical, signal and communications infrastructure in the tunnels below the Hudson River.”
The train will be shutdown from Saturday at 12:01 a.m. until Monday at 5 a.m. beginning on January 5. However, there will be free transfers for ferry service to and from Brookfield Place Ferry Terminal, and the Journal Square to 33rd Street line will continue to run on its regular weekend schedule.
To stay updated on train and ferry schedules you should download their app “RidePATH.”
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