Port Authority Trans-Hudson

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)
System map
33rd Street
28th Street(Closed)
23rd Street
19th Street(Closed)
14th Street
9th Street
Christopher Street
World Trade Center
Hudson River / NJ/NY Border
Exchange Place
Grove Street
Hoboken Terminal
Journal Square
Hackensack River via PATH Lift Bridge
Manhattan Transfer(Closed)
Passaic River via Dock Bridge
Newark, Penn Station

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.

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