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PATH Rail Service From Hoboken To 33rd Street Resuming Wednesday

Floodwaters rush into the Hoboken PATH station during Sandy (credit: Port Authority)

Floodwaters rush into the Hoboken PATH station during Sandy (credit: Port Authority)

Superstorm Sandy

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – PATH rail service will resume Wednesday morning between Hoboken Station and the 33rd Street Station in Manhattan, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Governor Chris Christie announced.

Crews have been working around-the-clock testing switches, signals and cables to get the station back up and running since Superstorm Sandy hit nearly two months ago.

The tracks under the station were flooded with eight feet of water. It took about a week to get all the water out.

Video showed water over the turnstiles and flowing from an elevator, down stairs and along the tracks.

Trains will run seven days a week between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. The return of limited 24-hour PATH service is expected by the end of the year in time for New Year’s Eve.

“The reopening of the Hoboken PATH station is a tremendous relief for our commuters and local businesses,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer.

Officials said it could be weeks before direct service is restored between Hoboken and the World Trade Center.

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