The World Trade Center’s PATH station is closed on weekends until 2020

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Due to renovations, no PATH trains run on weekends between New Jersey and the World Trade Center. The normalization is expected to return in 2020.

PATH trains at Journal Square Station. (Photo Paul Lowry)

Be careful if you were thinking of staying in New Jersey: there will be some sport in the coming months! Until December 20, 2020, the PATH World Trade Center station is closed for work every weekend, from Saturday noon to 5 am on Monday.

The trains will therefore have their terminus at the Exchange Place stop and will not continue to Manhattan. Why such a long closure? The manager of the PATH, equivalent to the Paris metropolitan area rail network that operates between New York and New Jersey, wants to replace equipment damaged during Hurricane Sandy.

A longer and more expensive solution

And if this closure was organized so as not to disturb those who work in Manhattan on weekdays, it will seriously bother tourists… Especially since PATH has not provided any alternative services, inviting users to make do with existing means of transport.

The first solution consists in making 2 connections, via Journal Square and then Hoboken, which is quite an extension of time given the much more frequent weekend schedules! The second option is more expensive: it is possible to take a ferry between Jersey City and Brookfield Place Terminal but it costs $7 per trip. For a family of 4 people, you will have to pay $56 more per round trip! Not to forget the walk to get to the subway.

Plan of the PATH network during the renovation work

Click to view a larger image. (Photo Port Authority Trans-Hudson Company)

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