When PATH rail service was restored after superstorm Sandy, it was not to the entire system. Given the flooding, most people seem understand that. But the service that was restored is only in operation from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
PATH trains began running Monday at 5 a.m. between Newark, Harrison, Journal Square, Grove Street and Exchange Place in New Jersey and the World Trade Center in New York City.
The Long Beach Branch had be running via diesel trains since service resumed nearly two weeks ago. The resumption of electric service now means that all 11 LIRR branches are fully operational for the first time since Sandy hit, Gov. Cuomo said.
AAA forecasts that 43.6 million people will traveler for Thanksgiving nationwide — an uptick of less than one percent over last year with more than 90 percent getting to their destinations by car.
There are many basement apartments in Hoboken, and quite a few of them were fouled by sewage and river water as a result of superstorm Sandy.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made the announcement Monday evening.
Trains will operate daily from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. between Journal Square and the 33rd Street in Manhattan. Stops will include Journal Square, Grove Street and Newport in New Jersey.
Commuters packed Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North trains. Many were so crowded, riders couldn’t even get out the door. Others had to push their way onto trains from the platform.
The PATH rail system has been suspended since before Sandy struck and when the storm did, a dramatic image was captured of floodwaters rushing into the Hoboken station. Now comes good news for trans-Hudson commuters.
With PATH service being suspended today and NJ TRANSIT rail service limited, more commuters are using the ferries to cross the Hudson River.
More travel options are becoming available to Tri-State area commuters as mass transit gradually gets back on its feet in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
Rail lines in the state remained shut down a day after one of the worst storms in the state’s history, and there was no clear end in sight.
New Jersey officials said the Hudson River ferry service will resume at 7 a.m. Wednesday. NJ TRANSIT is also planning to resume bus service in Camden.
All subways, Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road service was suspended Sunday and it will remain that way until further notice. Bus service was also suspended.
A Midtown Direct train was headed into New York when it broke down around 8:30 a.m., officials said.