PATH sees boost in ridership during NY Penn Station repairs

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HOBOKEN -

Thousands of additional New Jersey commuters are taking PATH trains into New York City while Amtrak completes repairs at New York Penn Station, Port Authority officials said.

The Port Authority said as of Tuesday morning, PATH is running with an overall on-time performance rate of nearly 98 percent.

PATH reportedly serviced an additional 22,000 riders during the first two weeks of Amtrak's massive repairs at New York Penn Station. Port Authority officials said most of the riders normally would have used NJ Transit Midtown Direct service, but were diverted to the Hoboken Terminal station.

To meet increased demand, four trains per hour have been added on the Hoboken-33rd Street line during morning and evening rush hours. Additionally, more than 100 PATH employees are assigned to the Hoboken, 33rd Street and the World Trade Center stations, where New Jersey Transit tickets are being cross-honored. 

The changes will continue through Sept. 1 when Amtrak is scheduled to finish the repair work. 

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