Once, there was a direct PATH NWK-33 line. Are there any plans to revive it? Temporarily reinitiating it when NJT/AMTK is cross honoring NWK-NYP may be helpful.
nyrmetros wrote:when the tracks run there directly.....What exactly do you mean by that, there are only 2 tracks that run west to Newark after they diverge after Kearny pocket track.
nyrmetros wrote:When the PATH system was first built was there ever direct service from 33 to NWK and WTC to NWK ?When the Hudson & Manhattan RR was opened in 1908 the service was from Hoboken to 19th St and then 23rd St (extended to 33rd St a couple of years later.
It just seems odd that we have to transfer at JSQ when the tracks run there directly.....
nyrmetros wrote:Thanx for the info. I'm new to riding the PATH system, but doing it a lot now for Red Bull Arena. I understand that Newark only has 2 tracks, but it just seems like they could alternate train service at NWK between going to WTC and 33rd. I'm ceertainly no expert on it, just trying to figure it out.I'll offer you the fact, that the only time there was NWK-33rd St service, was when there was no Exchange Place or WTC service, following 9/11.
nyrmetros wrote:Thanx for the info. I'm new to riding the PATH system, but doing it a lot now for Red Bull Arena. I understand that Newark only has 2 tracks, but it just seems like they could alternate train service at NWK between going to WTC and 33rd. I'm ceertainly no expert on it, just trying to figure it out.With the exception of the 5 track station at WTC, the 4 track station at Journal Square and the 3 track terminals at Hoboken and 33rd St, PATH is all 2 tracks on the operating portion (also multi tracks just north of Exchange Place for a short distance). Alternate NWK-33 service sounds good but the passengers to/from the WTC would suffer for it.
OportRailfan wrote:Plus there's the fact that you don't have to turn trains at WTC - loop tracks.There's no interlocking between Newark Penn and the bridge? Wouldn't that have had made sense to build ??
I'm not sure how long it takes them to turn trains at NWK, but they have to go down the ramp from Platform H, and either go out into the yard through the flyover or the track sanwiched by tracks 1 & 2. Then they have to change ends, and set everything up. Definitely more time consuming.