'Game-changer’ for commuters: Newark-World Trade Center line to get 9-car PATH trains

The longer trains will run due to the recent lengthening of five New Jersey station platforms to accommodate nine cars.

Tony Caputo

Mar 22, 2023, 4:29 PM

Updated 488 days ago

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Beginning Thursday morning and for the first time ever, PATH will run nine-car trains during the morning and afternoon hours for commuters on the Newark-World Trade Center line. The nine cars are an increase from the previous eight-car trains and allow for more passengers on a daily basis.
Gov. Phil Murphy made the announcement Wednesday morning outside the Harrison Station in Hudson County. The longer trains will run thanks to the recent lengthening of five New Jersey station platforms to accommodate nine cars.
Murphy says this is a game-changer for commuters traveling to and from Manhattan.
“It’s part of a broader billion-dollar investment program on behalf of the Port Authority. This is just another step in fulfilling the commitment to stand up always on behalf of New Jersey commuters,” Murphy said.
The Port Authority launched the PATH Improvement Plan in 2019 with a key component being increased capacity.


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