Crews to work over the weekend to restore Hoboken line

Posted at 8:03 AM, Dec 07, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-07 08:03:07-05

In an effort to speed up the re-opening of the Hoboken PATH station damaged by Superstorm Sandy, the Port Authority is issuing some service disruptions for both this and next weekend.

PATH trains will only run on the Newark to World Trade Center line this weekend so crews can have 48 hours straight to work on restoring the Hoboken line.

Trains will operate from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. only.

NJ Transit also suffered $400 million in damages from Superstorm Sandy, according to the agency’s chief James Weinstein told a Senate panel Thursday.

He said Sandy damaged all of the agency’s rail lines, toppled scores of trees, downed more than 23 miles of electrical wires and snapped 90-foot wooden poles in half.

The transit agency has been criticized for leaving trains in rail yards that ended up under water during the storm including Hoboken and Kearney.