Service To & From WTC, Exchange Pl. & Hoboken Could Take 'Several Weeks'

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There is some good news for New Jersey commuters!

Starting Tuesday morning at 5 a.m., the 9th Street PATH station in Manhattan will open in order to ease overcrowding at the 14th Street station during the morning peak hours.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made the announcement Monday evening.

A statement from the governors said that PATH riders would be only be able to exit the 9th Street Station between 5 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

After 9:30 a.m., however, passengers will also be able to enter the PATH system at 9th Street.

PATH trains are currently running on a temporary route that includes stops at Newark, Harrison, Journal Square, Grove Street, and Newport stations in New Jersey and at the 9th, 14th, 23rd and 33rd Street stations in Manhattan.

Train service remains suspended at the Hoboken, Exchange Place and the World Trade Center stations as post-Sandy recovery efforts continue.

Gov. Cuomo’s office said because of the damage from the storm, including widespread flooding in PATH tunnels and stations, it will be “several weeks” before the Newark-World Trade Center line and lines to and from Hoboken resume.

For up-to-date information visit the Port Authority’s website  and follow them on Twitter @PATHTweet.

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