What to Know
- All PATH trains were suspended system-wide at peak of rush hour after an air compressor failure sidelined all trains
- Trains that connect New Jersey and Manhattan were halted after 4 p.m. after the mechanical failure, but were running again after 5:30 p.m.
- NJ Transit was cross-honoring all passengers at Newark, Hoboken and New York Penn Station
All PATH trains were suspended system-wide at peak of rush hour Thursday after an air compressor failure sidelined all trains, the transit agency said.
The trains that connect New Jersey and Manhattan were halted after 4 p.m. after what PATH initially called a signal failure, a tweet by the agency read. It was updated to an air compressor failure after 4:30 p.m., right before the peak of rush hour commuting was set to begin.
Service finally resumed just after 5:30 p.m., following the outage that lasted more than an hour. Trains were said to be running with delays within 10 minutes.
NJ Transit was also cross-honoring all passengers at Newark, Hoboken and New York Penn Station. That includes rail, bus and light rail, according to PATH.
Riders vented their frustrations on social media, with some sending pictures showing crowded stations full of people just trying to get home after work.
Others showed scenes of long lines in the hot sun at ferry docks in Jersey City and Lower Manhattan, with riders trying to find other alternatives across the Hudson.
PATH sent out a list of alternative travel options while the trains were out of service, but it seems some of those other possibilities were already crowded by 5 p.m.