Smoke Condition at World Trade Center Shuts Down PATH During Rush Hour

posted by Andrew Magnotta - 

A smoke condition at World Trade Center caused PATH train service to be suspended on the Newark-World Trade Center and Hoboken-World Trade Center lines.

The smoke was reportedly caused by a small fire in a PATH electrical room. The Oculus was evacuated during the incident.

FDNY was responded to the World Trade Center to extinguish the fire and investigate the situation.

PATH service was estimated to be restored by 9:30 a.m.

Service was shut down at the heigh of rush hour, shortly before 8:30 a.m.

It wasn't clear when service would be restored.

The Port Authority gave updates via its official PATH Train Twitter account. 

New Jersey Transit is cross-honoring PATH customers at Newark, New York Penn Station and Hoboken.

PATH reported that service between Newark and Journal Square was still operating during the suspension.


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