Grove Street Station

Port of New York and New Jersey launches $430 million upgrade program

April 9, 2024

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey launched a two-year program for its Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation (PATH) system to upgrade tracks, stations and other equipment. The $430 million investment, called the PATH Forward program, is expected to be completed in 2026.

The 116-year-old PATH system, which provides train service from Manhattan to Hoboken, Harrison, Jersey City and Newark, is the fifth-busiest rapid transit system in the U.S. Upgrades will focus on modernization and increasing reliability, including replacing or repairing railcars and bridges like the Hackensack Bridge.

“PATH is critical to the entire region, not because it moves trains – but because it connects people with what matters most, like job and educational opportunities, friends and loved ones,” Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole said in a statement. “Through PATH Forward, we’re making investments to ensure that journey is as smooth and stress-free as possible, minimizing delays and maximizing dependability for thousands of daily riders.”

Four PATH systems will receive major renovations:

  • Grove Street: This station will receive new floor tiles, updated painting, refinished platform columns and LED lighting and electrical wiring installation.
  • Hoboken: To repair damage from Superstorm Sandy in 2012, Hoboken Station will receive reconstructed flooring, wall tiling, LED lighting upgrades, waterproofing and installation of new fire alarms. Reconstruction and repairs for entry stairwells and platform-to-mezzanine staircases will occur one at a time.
  • Exchange Place: This station will receive restoration of architectural, structural, electrical and other support systems damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
  • Newport: NewPort Station will receive track, station and platform reconstruction due to damage from Superstorm Sandy, with a focus on mitigating leaks at the station.

Photo by Adam Moss

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