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Weekend PATH Train Station Closures Set To Begin

July 05, 2018 - 7:32 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- This weekend marks the beginning of some long-term work on the PATH train system.

As WCBS 880's Steve Burns reported, regular weekend riders will need to find some workarounds.

For this weekend and the next 15 weekends that follow, some PATH stations will be closed for work on communication lines.

The World Trade Center and Exchange Place stations will be closing on Friday night and opening up again at 5 a.m. Monday. After that, the closures will shift up to the 33rd Street line.

Every station in Manhattan – Christopher Street, 9th Street, 14th Street, 23rd Street, and 33rd Street – will be closed every weekend, with the exception of Labor Day weekend, through late October.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said it will be giving out free two-trip MetroCards at the World Trade Center station during the closure.

The closures will allow workers to install Positive Train Control – the system mandated by the federal government that can automatically put on the brakes if trains get too close.