A major change began today on the PATH Newark-World Trade Center rush hour route. The change is designed to ease commuter congestion. In a statement PATH said, “We’re excited to announce the start of PATH 9-car operations during peak periods on the Newark – WTC line on Thursday, March 23rd.”
The change was announced as part of the PATH Improvement Plan in 2019. There will be three morning rush hour and two afternoon rush hour trains that have 9 total cars, instead of the regular 8, with additional 9-car trains to be added later this year.
According to the Porth Authority, the longer trains mean more room and better service for passengers. The delivery of additional rail cars, along with the completion of platform and infrastructure expansion projects in the stations, have enabled these longer trains.