PATH Rail System on Pace for Record Ridership

The largest growth in passenger trips occurred at New York's Christopher Street station, where 10.7 percent more riders took trains compared to 2011

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012  |  Updated 3:41 PM EDT
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PATH Rail System on Pace for Record Ridership

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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says ridership on its PATH trains is on pace to set new records for the second straight year.

The agency announced Wednesday that passenger trips for the first six months of 2012 are about 4 percent higher than in 2011, to just more than 39 million. That's on pace to surpass last year's high of 76.6 million passenger trips.

About 56 percent of PATH riders boarded trains at New Jersey stations.

The largest growth in passenger trips occurred at New York's Christopher Street station, where 10.7 percent more riders took trains compared to 2011. Next was Harrison with a 10.1 percent increase.

The Port Authority has begun a $256 million replacement of the Harrison station, which dates back to the 1930s.

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