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NY Waterway to Keep Popular Hoboken-Midtown Route

What to Know

  • Amtrak and the LIRR will return to their normal weekday schedules on Tuesday, Sept. 5; NJ Transit will return to normal on Sept. 1
  • The MTA said discounted fares, as well as alternate ferry and bus services, will end on Friday, Sept. 1
  • A new NY Waterway route from Hoboken Terminal to the West 39th Street Ferry Terminal will operate regularly starting Sept. 5

A water ferry route, created this summer to help NJ Transit deal with a crush of rerouted commuters during track repairs at Penn Station, is here to stay.

NY Waterway released its schedule for the new ferry route on Wednesday.

The transportation company said regular commuter ferry service between Hoboken Terminal and the West 39th Street Ferry Terminal would begin on Sept. 5 — the day NJ Transit and LIRR are returning to normal schedules after the eight-week overhaul of Penn Station.

More than 65,000 people have used the service since July 10, NY Waterway said.

NJ Transit will no longer cross-honor with PATH and NY Waterway starting Saturday, Sept. 2 at 3 a.m. 

Starting Sept. 5, ferries will depart Hoboken every 20 minutes until 10 a.m.

Amtrak says the repair project at Penn Station is being completed on schedule. The repairs affected hundreds of thousands of commuters who use the Long Island Rail Road, New Jersey Transit and Amtrak. 

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