Journal Square–33rd Street (via Hoboken)
| Journal Square–33rd Street (via Hoboken)
PATH PA-4 train in Hoboken Terminal
|System||Port Authority Trans-Hudson|
|Locale||Hudson County, New Jersey and Manhattan, New York|
|Termini||Journal Square (west)
33rd Street (east)
|Owner||Port Authority of New York and New Jersey|
|Operator(s)||Port Authority Trans-Hudson|
|Character||Surface and underground|
|Line length||6.7 miles (10.8 km)|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)|
Journal Square–33rd Street via Hoboken (JSQ-33 via HOB) is a rapid transit service operated by the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) railroad. It is colored yellow and blue on the PATH service map, and trains on this service display both yellow and blue marker lights. This service operates from Journal Square in Jersey City, New Jersey by way of the Uptown Hudson Tubes to 33rd Street in Midtown Manhattan, New York, with trains reversing direction mid-route at Hoboken Terminal. The 6.7-mile (10.8 km) trip takes 26 minutes to complete.
This service operates from 11:00pm to 6:00am on weekdays and all day on weekends and holidays, combining the Journal Square–33rd Street and Hoboken–33rd Street services into one during these off-peak hours. The Hoboken–World Trade Center service does not operate during the late-night hours or on weekends. Passengers wishing to travel from Hoboken to World Trade Center at these times must take the Journal Square–33rd Street via Hoboken train from Hoboken and transfer at Grove Street to the Newark–World Trade Center train.
After the September 11 attacks destroyed the World Trade Center station, service on this branch was suspended during overnight hours with all service provided by the Newark - 33rd Street via Hoboken branch until Exchange Place reopened on June 29, 2003.
The Hoboken station suffered severe damage from Hurricane Sandy, which devastated the PATH system in late October 2012. As a result, the station was closed for repairs caused by damage to trainsets, mud, rusted tracks, and destroyed critical electrical equipment after approximately 8 ft (2.4 m) of water submerged the tunnels in and around the station. Due to the lengthly amount of time that was necessary to complete the repairs, service on the line was temporarily suspended. On December 19, 2012, the Hoboken station was reopened after repairs were completed, but the line would not resume service until early 2013 due to repairs in other areas of the PATH system.