PATH trains resume ‘limited service’ tomorrow

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Tomorrow, for the first time since New York-area transit shut down for Hurricane Sandy, PATH trains will begin running, the Port Authority has announced.

Service will be limited, and riders should expect "extended waits and potential service delays," but whatever happens tomorrow, it will be a big improvement over the previous week, when New Jersey residents watched enviously as their Manhattan counterparts got their subways back.

Here's the full release:

PATH will resume limited rail service on Tuesday, November 6, beginning at 5 a.m. Trains will run from Journal Square in Jersey City to 33rd Street in Manhattan and in the return direction until 10 p.m.

Stops will include:

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· Journal Square

· Grove Street

· Newport

· 14th Street

· 23rd Street

· 33rd Street

There will not be stops at Christopher and 9th streets in Manhattan. Disabled passengers will have access only to the platforms at Journal Square and 33rd Street.

Service remains suspended between Newark Penn Station and Journal Square, Hoboken, Exchange Place, and World Trade Center as recovery efforts are continuing.

The Port Authority cautions passengers to expect extended waits and potential service delays as PATH personnel and third-party contractors continue working around-the-clock to safely return the entire system to normal service. In an effort to minimize delays in operations, the Port Authority is waiving fares for Tuesday, November 6.

The PATH system suffered unprecedented and widespread flooding in the tunnels and at multiple stations, as well as power outages that shut down signals and switches. Crews continue to work to restore power and to pump water from some of the tunnels.

The PATH rail system reported nearly 77 million commuter trips in 2011. It is our goal to return the system to a status of fully operational as soon as conditions safely permit. We appreciate the patience of our loyal passengers during this difficult time and pledge our continued efforts to return other stations and lines back to safe operation. For up to date information please go to our website http://www.panynj.gov/path/ and follow us on Twitter @PATHTweet.