PATH train service between Hoboken and the World Trade Center resumed Wednesday morning, returning the one-seat ride that so many commuters depend on to get to Lower Manhattan.
The Port Authority said PATH is running normal weekday service for the first time since Sandy devastated the system in late October.
“In the days following Hurricane Sandy, I toured the World Trade Center site and saw firsthand the flooded tracks of the PATH train and the unprecedented damage caused by the surge from the Hudson,”Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. “Today’s restoration of service is another testament to our ability to rebuild and recover, even in the face of incredible destruction and devastation. I thank the Port Authority workers for the tireless efforts since the storm hit to restore service and Governor Christie for being a real partner throughout this effort.”
With much of the restoration work complete, the Port Authority said trains on the Newark to World Trade Center, Hoboken to World Trade Center, Journal Square to 33rd Street and Hoboken to 33rd Street lines are running on their regular time tables.
Stations at World Trade Center and Exchange Place will be closed weekends in February to complete necessary repairs.