I heard someone say that at one time and it was some crazy idea that Plainfield was considered for a PATH stop? How would something like that work and how would it have been done?
NextstopMorristown wrote:I would be really interesed to see a copy of the February 1973 Path Newsletter(and any others!). Could you post it here or send a link?When attending college I worked as an engineering intern for the Port Authority summer of 1970 and 1971,. I seem to recall that the design was for the monorail, and not PATH. The new station on the NEC was build leaving space to accomodate a PATH extention (under the footbridge between the NEC platforms and the monorail.)
I am hoping the newsletter could shine some light on the following.
I had heard a long time ago that the Newark Airport Terminals A,B,C were originally designed for the PATH trains to be located where the MonoRail is now. I'm not sure if this is True, or an Urban Legend, or if the original design just had provisions for a monorail to be located there in the future. Either way it looks like there was definitely a provision for something there.
Sure would make a really nice one seat ride to Mid-Town and the WTC.
Next Stop Morristown
That Plainfield extension would have directly served Newark Airport and then would have been routed via the CNJ ROW to Plainfield.That's not quite accurate, when I used to work in Downtown Newark in 2002 I went to the Newark Library and found the draft planning documents related to the PATH extension to EWR and further to Plainfield.
Tom V wrote:Also in the documents were designs for redesigned PATH cars which had more standard Commuter seating, similar to perhaps the LIRR or Washington Metro.Tom, you may not know this, but that is the type of seating PATH had on at least its PA-1 cars (and I think PA-2 and PA-3 also) before they were overhauled.