Another weekend, another story on PATH Service interruptions.
Anyone taking the PATH Train this weekend will need to use the Newark-World Trade Center line for access into and out of New York City. That’s because the 33rd Street line (ALL STATIONS: CHRISTOPHER ST., 9 ST., 14 ST., 23 ST., AND 33 ST.) will be closed between 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 25 until 5 a.m. Monday, January 27 for “signal-related equipment installation and relocation.”
WTC station will remain open this weekend, and the Newark-WTC line will be operating on its normal weekend schedule. Meanwhile there will be supplemental service running from Journal Square to WTC to accommodate added riders who normally use the 33rd Street line.
Furthermore, the Hoboken and Newport stations are closing to replace temporary signal equipment with permanent equipment. Those closures will commence at 12:01 Saturday, January 25, and Hoboken and Newport are scheduled to reopen at 8 a.m. Sunday, January 26—meaning there will be direct service on Sunday from Hoboken to WTC on Sunday only.
New Jersey Transit will cross-honor PATH customers Saturday into Sunday morning via the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail at Hoboken and Newport during the outage period. Cross-honoring will end at 8 a.m. Sunday.
The Port Authority of NY/NJ says customers using the WTC station this weekend will receive a complimentary 2-ride MetroCard for use during the hours of service outage, to help offset the inconvenience of the 33rd Street line closure. PATH information agents and supervisors will be on hand at the WTC station to distribute the free MetroCards, which are valid for this weekend only.