PATH service restored

Montclair-Boonton Line to be restored this afternoon
June 11, 2008 9:44:16 AM PDT
PATH service between 33rd Street and the Journal Square and Hoboken stations has been restored in both directions following a service disruption due to power cable damage caused by a track fire between the Christopher and 9th Street stations. The smoke condition was first reported between the Christopher Street and Ninth Street stations just before 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The fire started at the Ninth street station, damaging power cables and causing heavy smoke to fill some of the stations.

Many commuters were forced to evacuate quickly. The sweltering heat only made matters worse as more than 24,000 commuters were forced to alter their trip home.

However, PATH service has been restored this morning on the Hoboken to 33rd Street line and the Journal Square to 33rd Street line.

Regular service also will operate on the Newark-to-World Trade Center and Hoboken-to-World Trade Center lines.

PATH carries about 242,000 passengers each weekday.

Other Service Disruptions:

  • Montclair-Boonton Line There is no service this morning on the Montclair-Boonton Line due to storm damage. NJT Bus and DeCamp cross honoring.
  • Morris & Essex Lines Morris & Essex service subject to significant (1-2 hour) delays due to storm damage.
  • However, NJ TRANSIT says rail service on the Montclair-Boonton Line will be restored at approximately 1 p.m. today. The first eastbound (inbound) train will be #6234, the 12:56 p.m. departure from Montclair State University to New York. The first westbound (outbound) train will be #6241, the 1:40 p.m. departure from New York to Montclair State University.

    Once service is restored, trains will resume a normal schedule, and service is expected to be normal for this evening's commute.

    Crews worked through the night?and continue to work at this hour?across the system to repair damage caused by Tuesday's severe storms. In all, 16 trees fell on the railroad, bringing down overhead power and signal lines in multiple locations.

    To give customers additional travel options, NJ TRANSIT set up cross honoring, enabling affected rail customers to use their tickets and passes today on all DeCamp, Lakeland and NJ TRANSIT buses. Tickets also were honored on the Newark Light Rail system.

    These cross honoring options will remain in place for the remainder of the day. Currently, service on the Morris & Essex Lines continues to be subject to 1-2 hour delays due to storm damage. These delays are expected to ease during the afternoon hours.

    Customers are encouraged to check up-to-the-minute travel information at before starting their trip.