Still no PATH service

June 11, 2008 3:13:12 AM PDT
PATH train service has been out for hours due to a smoke condition caused by a track fire.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.

PATH service remains suspended on the Hoboken to 33rd Street line and the Journal Square to 33rd Street line.

The Port Authority says service is be suspended from Journal Square station in Jersey City to 33rd Street, and from Hoboken to 33rd Street.

PATH stations at 33rd, 23rd, 14th, 9th, and Christopher streets are closed.

One person was taken to the hospital with smoke inhalation.

Officials hope to have service restored by the morning commute.

NJ Transit trains and buses are honoring PATH tickets. Commuters also can go to the World Trade Center PATH station, which is offering extra service.

PATH carries about 242,000 passengers each weekday.

PATH Alternatives

  • New Jersey Transit out of Newark Penn Station, New York Penn Station, and Port Authority Bus Terminal
  • New York Waterway (Ferry service)