Coordinates: 40°43′52.74″N 74°3′33.59″W / 40.7313167°N 74.0593306°W / 40.7313167; -74.0593306 (PATH)
|Port Authority Trans-Hudson|
A PATH train of PA-5 cars crossing the Passaic River.
|Owner||Port Authority of New York and New Jersey|
|Locale||Newark / Hudson County, New Jersey and Manhattan, New York|
|Transit type||Rapid transit|
|Number of lines||4|
|Number of stations||13|
|Daily ridership||259,100 (Q3 2011)|
|Began operation||February 25, 1908|
|Operator(s)||Port Authority Trans-Hudson|
|System length||13.8 mi (22.2 km)|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) (standard gauge)|
PATH, an acronym derived from Port Authority Trans-Hudson, is a rapid transit railroad serving Newark, Harrison, Hoboken and Jersey City in metropolitan northern New Jersey and Manhattan in New York City. It is operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
PATH trains run 24 hours a day. The system has a route length of 13.8 miles (22.2 km), not including any route overlap. As of the third quarter of 2011, PATH had an average weekday ridership of 259,100.
PATH trains only use tunnels in Manhattan, Hoboken and downtown Jersey City. The tracks cross the Hudson River through century-old cast iron tubes that rest on the river bottom under a thin layer of silt. PATH's route from Grove Street in Jersey City west to Newark runs in open cuts, at grade level, and on elevated track.
While some PATH stations are adjacent or connected to New York City Subway, Newark Light Rail, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, and New Jersey Transit stations, there are no free transfers between these different, independently run transit systems; however, PATH does accept the same pay-per-ride MetroCard used by the New York City Subway.
Famous quotes containing the words port and/or authority:
“O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weatherd every rack, the prize we sought is won,
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.”
—Walt Whitman (18191892)
“The faith that stands on authority is not faith.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)