Do you believe in Santa Claus?
We do… although it’s been nearly impossible to get into Macy’s to see him on the weekends this holiday season.
Long-term weekend closure of the PATH service running to 33rd Street from Hoboken and Journal Square has stifled trans-Hudson travel, with inbound NJ Transit 126 buses at standing-room-only before they hit 3rd & Washington. (EDITOR’S NOTE: Honestly, why wouldn’t they add more buses? Riders = Revenue, right?!?!?)
Thankfully, that came to an end this weekend, as weekend service will be restored on December 24th.
“The Journal Square-33rd Street PATH line via Hoboken, closed on weekends since August to accommodate the installation of federally mandated service and safety upgrades, will resume full weekend service starting Christmas Eve,” said the Port Authority of NY/NJ.
PATH had responded in their own right by running Hoboken-to-World Trade Center trains on weekends, for riders looking to go to Lower Manhattan. That service, however, will be suspended as the regular Midtown weekend service is restored.
Of course the fact that we can now get to Midtown on Christmas Eve is great news for the tens of thousands of male Hobokenites who are waiting until Saturday to start Christmas Shopping…