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Some PATH Service to Resume Between Newark, Manhattan

New ferry service also set to begin from Hoboken to New York City, officials said

PATH train service at Newark Penn and Harrison stations to 33rd Street in Manhattan will resume Monday morning, Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday.

Service will begin at 5 a.m., according to a statement. Trains will run in both directions until 10 p.m. between Newark Penn and 33rd Street in New York City.

The temporary line will include stops at Journal Square, Grove Street and Newport Stations in Jersey City and 14th, 23rd, and 33rd street stations in New York City, the release said. Trains will skip Christopher and 9th Streets in New York.

Disabled passengers will only be able to access platforms at Newark, Journal Square and 33rd Street.

PATH service remains suspended at Hoboken, Exchange Place and the World Trade Center stations as officials continue repairs more than 10 days after Hurricane Sandy crippled mass transit across the region.

"Due to significant damage that resulted from the unprecedented and widespread flooding in the PATH tunnels and multiple stations, it will be several weeks before resumption of service on the Newark-World Trade Center line and the lines to and from Hoboken station," the release said.

Travelers may experience longer waits and possible delays until service is fully restored, Port Authority officials said. To limit crowding at station ticket vending machines, passengers can purchase SmartLink cards with pre-funded trips.

Officials also announced the following details on a new ferry service between Hoboken and New York City:

To provide additional mass transit options from Hoboken to Manhattan, the Port Authority and New Jersey Transit also will begin operating a new ferry service from the Hoboken Ferry Terminal on Monday. NJ Transit customers will now be able to take a bus to the Hoboken Ferry Terminal and then transfer to a ferry that will take passengers to Pier 79 at 39th street in Manhattan. The fare is $5 and ferries will run back and forth between Hoboken and Manhattan from 6 a.m. – 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday thru Friday.  Free shuttle buses will be provided from Pier 79 to midtown Manhattan.

Passengers who normally use the Hoboken station to get to Manhattan can also choose to make the ten minute walk to the Newport station, or take advantage of several other ferry and bus alternatives.  Ferry service to Lower Manhattan is available from Liberty State Park and to Midtown Manhattan from Weehawken, New Jersey. In addition, NJ Transit has doubled the number of No. 106 buses from Hoboken to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in both directions.

For up-to-date information visit the Port Authority’s website http://www.panynj.gov/path/ and follow them on Twitter @PATHTweet. To check ferry schedules visit http://nywaterway.com/.

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