JERSEY CITY - With PATH train service closed at Exchange Place for Superstorm Sandy repairs, ferry service is now being offered for those who need to get across the Hudson River.

The Port Authority launched a pilot program that provides weekend ferry services from Jersey City to Lower Manhattan.

Commuters who spoke with News 12 called the ferry service a “time saver.” They said they were happy the fare was the same as the train, $2.50.

The Saturday ferry will be in place for the next six-weeks. It will then be reviewed before a decision is made on whether to continue the service.

The PATH Station at Exchange Place will remain closed on weekends for the rest of 2014. Work is being done to remove corrosive salt left by Sandy and to update the safety system.