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PATH Service Resumes After System-Wide Suspension During Evening Rush

June 27, 2019 - 5:45 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — PATH service was shutdown for more than an hour during the peak of Thursday evening’s rush.

In a tweet, the rail initially In a tweet, the rail initially said service was suspended system-wide due to a signal failure, but later cited an air compressor failure for the disruption. 

Issues seemed to be resolved after an hour, but riders who had been left stranded in “pizza oven-like conditions” were fuming when service resumed, according to WCBS 880’s Mike Smeltz.

New Jersey Transit rail, bus and light rail were cross honoring PATH passengers until around 6:30 p.m., but one rider noted the service change wouldn’t help much.

“They cross-honor to New Jersey Transit, but that doesn’t help me, my car is parked in Harrison,” the rider explained.

The transit troubles lead to overcrowding on the platforms throughout New York City and New Jersey and at 33rd Street, riders quickly stampeded when the first train arrived in the station.

Meanwhile, riders at Christopher Street has been spilling out onto the sidewalk as they awaited updates.

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