EXCHANGE PLACE PATH STATION WILL BE CLOSED THE WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 23-26 TO ACCOMMODATE ESCALATOR REPLACEMENT PROJECT
SHUTTLE BUSES WILL BE PROVIDED TO TAKE AFFECTED RIDERS TO NEWPORT, GROVE STREET STATIONS
PATH’s Exchange Place station will be closed this weekend, starting Friday, October 23, at 10 p.m. and reopening on Monday, October 26 at 5 a.m., for construction work to support the replacement of station escalators. The Exchange Place station also is scheduled to be closed over the weekends of November 20-23 and December 4-7 during the same hours as part of the installation project.
Free shuttle bus service will be available around the clock for affected riders to the Newport and Grove Street stations and the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail system will cross-honor PATH riders during the HBLR’s time of operation during the weekend closures. The light rail does not operate 24/7.
The weekend closures are necessary for installation of a structural framework required to replace three Exchange Place escalators, which were severely damaged during Superstorm Sandy. The project is part of the Port Authority’s extensive Superstorm Sandy repair and rebuilding program.
PATH has worked to minimize the inconvenience to riders during Sandy-related repairs and will continue to do so over the coming months. Each of the three existing station escalators must be dismantled and removed before new escalators are installed. The installation of each escalator is expected to take about seven months. As of today, the scheduled end date for this repair work is the second half of 2022.
All Sandy repair work at Exchange Place is of part of PATH’s Capital Projects program and is federally funded. Previously, PATH has replaced one of the Exchange Place elevators at street level and is continuing to work on the second elevator.
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