PATH Service From Hoboken, Jersey City Resumes


PATH train service from Hoboken and Jersey City to midtown Manhattan resumed Wednesday morning after more than two days of intermittent suspensions stemming from a cable fire Sunday under the West Village, according to the Port Authority.

Trains began running from Hoboken and Journal Square to 33rd Streets shortly before 5 a.m. as crews completed emergency repairs in a tunnel near 19th Street and Sixth Avenue in Chelsea.

The reopening comes after crews worked overnight to make emergency repairs in a tunnel near 19th Street and Sixth Avenue.

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Electrical fires in the tunnel forced suspensions Sunday and Monday and sent smoke to the street above. Smoke started emitting from the same spot again Tuesday, causing more suspensions.

The Port Authority said a preliminary investigation indicated a repair splice between a replacement cable and an older cable caused Tuesday's problems.

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop slammed the Port Authority for what he called poor communication about the service disruptions.

"We understand that emergencies happen, but to leave commuters stranded two days in a row is unacceptable," Fulop said. "While they have no control over mechanical failures, they do have control over effective, timely and accurate communication to which the Port Authority fails."  

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