PATH Resumes Limited Service as Commute Concerns Linger

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012  |  Updated 7:26 AM EDT
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Path Service Resumes as Commute Concerns Linger

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A sign informs subway riders of changes in service in the hours before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy in New York Sunday, Oct. 28.

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Limited PATH train service resumed for the first time in more than a week as subways, buses and trains kept rolling a day after overcrowding and delays created a chaotic morning commute for thousands streaming into the city.

NJ Transit made some adjustments Tuesday after being forced to shut down its North Jersey Coast Line due to overcrowding the day before. Eight emergency park-and-ride bus lots have been consolidated to four in Ramsey, MetLife Stadium, PNC Arts Center and Liberty State Park. Buses that were used in emergency service in Bridgewater, Woodbridge, Willowbrook Mall and Newark airport have been redistributed to alleviate crowding. Port Jervis trains are running into Hoboken, but will not stop at Secaucus Junction.

The resumption of some PATH service Tuesday was expected to ease some delays on the already taxed transit system. Trains began running from Journal Square in Jersey City to 33rd Street in Manhattan at 5 a.m. and will continue in both directions until 10 p.m. Stops include Journal Square, Grove Street, Newport, 14th Street, 23rd Street and 33rd Street.

In New York City, service on key subway lines connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn under the East River has been restored. All subway lines except for the G are now in some form of operation, though officials caution still water-logged tunnels mean fewer trains are running, which will results in delays. Click here for an updated service alert from the MTA.

The Long Island Rail Road's Long Beach branch is the only lingering suspension for the rail service. Some lines are operating on modified schedules. Click here for details. Metro-North was reporting "good service" on six of its nine lines Tuesday morning.

The Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel and the Queens Midtown Tunnel both remain closed due to flooding.

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