Hoboken–33rd Street

Hoboken–33rd Street is a rapid transit service operated by the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH). It is colored blue on the PATH service map and trains on this service display blue marker lights.[1] This service operates from the Hoboken Terminal in Hoboken, New Jersey by way of the Uptown Hudson Tubes to 33rd Street in Midtown Manhattan, New York.[1] The 3.5-mile (5.6 km) trip takes 14 minutes to complete.[2]

Port Authority Trans-Hudson Hoboken–33rd Street
PATH Subway Car.jpg
Hoboken-bound car at the 14th Street station
TypeRapid transit
LocaleHoboken, New Jersey and Manhattan, New York
TerminiHoboken (west)
33rd Street (east)
OpenedFebruary 25, 1908
OwnerPort Authority of New York and New Jersey
Operator(s)Port Authority Trans Hudson
Rolling stockPA5
Line length3.5 miles (5.6 km)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
ElectrificationThird rail
Route map

Hoboken Terminal
Christopher Street
9th Street
14th Street
23rd Street
33rd Street

This service operates from 6:00 to 23:00 (11:00 PM) on weekdays only.[3] At other times, this service is replaced with the Journal Square-33rd Street (via Hoboken) service.[3] This route has the fewest handicapped accessible stations available; they are at the terminals only.


The Hoboken-33rd Street service originated as the Hoboken – 19th Street service operated by the Hudson and Manhattan Railroad (H&M) on February 26, 1908.[4] The first of what would become the four lines of the H&M/PATH service, it operated from Hoboken Terminal and ran through the Uptown Hudson Tubes, but ran only as far north as 19th Street in Manhattan.[5] An extension of the H&M from 19th Street to 23rd Street opened on June 15, 1908.[6] The line was expanded to 33rd Street on November 10, 1910, with an intermediate station at 28th Street.[7]

The 28th Street station was closed in September 1939 during the construction of the IND Sixth Avenue Line in Manhattan,[8] and the 19th Street station was closed on August 1, 1954.[9] The H&M itself was succeeded by Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) in 1962.[10]

After the September 11 attacks destroyed the World Trade Center station, service on the Hoboken–33rd Street line was suspended during overnight hours, with all service provided by the Newark–33rd Street via Hoboken branch.[11] When the Exchange Place station reopened in June 2003,[12] the Newark–33rd Street via Hoboken branch was truncated to Journal Square, but operated during weekends as well. It was renamed the Journal Square–33rd Street (via Hoboken) branch.

The Hoboken station suffered severe damage from Hurricane Sandy, which devastated the PATH system in late October 2012.[13] As a result, the station was closed for repairs caused by damage to trainsets, mud, rusted tracks, and destroyed critical electrical equipment after approximately 8 ft (2.4 m) of water submerged the tunnels in and around the station. Due to the lengthy amount of time that was necessary to complete the repairs, service on the line was temporarily suspended. On December 19, 2012, the line resumed operations after the Hoboken station reopened.[14]

Station listingEdit

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
Station Location Connections
Hoboken Terminal   Hoboken, NJ HOB-WTC, NJ Transit Rail, Metro-North Port Jervis Line, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail
NJT Bus, NY Waterway
Christopher Street New York, NY JSQ-33, 1 and ​2 trains
9th Street JSQ-33, A​, B​, C​, D​, E​, F, <F>​, and M trains
14th Street JSQ-33, 1, ​2, ​3​, F and <F>, ​L​, and M​ trains
23rd Street JSQ-33, F, <F>, and ​M trains
33rd Street   JSQ-33, B, ​D, ​F, <F>, ​M​, N, ​Q, ​R, and ​W trains


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  2. ^ "PATH Facts & Info". The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Retrieved March 31, 2011.
  3. ^ a b "PATH Full Schedules". The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Retrieved March 31, 2011.
  4. ^ Chiasson, George (July 2015). "Rails Under the Hudson Revisited - The Hudson and Manhattan". Electric Railroaders' Association Bulletin. 58 (7): 2–3, 5. Retrieved April 10, 2018 – via Issuu.
  5. ^ "Trolley Tunnel Open to New Jersey". The New York Times. February 26, 1908. p. 1. Retrieved October 27, 2008. The natural barrier which has separated New York from New Jersey since those States came into existence was, figuratively speaking, wiped away at 3:40½ o'clock yesterday afternoon when the first of the two twin tubes of the McAdoo tunnel system was formally opened, thus linking Manhattan with Hoboken, and establishing a rapid transit service beneath the Hudson River.
  6. ^ "To Extend Hudson Tunnel". The New York Times. June 12, 1908. p. 6. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
  7. ^ "To Extend Hudson Tunnel". The New York Times. June 12, 1908. p. 6. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
  8. ^ "Tube Terminal to Reopen – Station at 33d St. and 6th Ave. to Renew Service Sept. 24". The New York Times. September 12, 1939. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  9. ^ "H. & M. STATION TO CLOSE; State Authorizes Shutdown of Tube Line's 19th Street Stop". The New York Times. February 19, 1954. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  10. ^ Wright, George Cable (January 23, 1962). "2 STATES AGREE ON HUDSON TUBES AND TRADE CENTER; New York and Jersey Settle on Bill to Permit Port Authority Operation NEW TERMINAL PLANNED Downtown H. & M. Depot to Be Erected in Conjunction With Commerce Unit Rehabilitation Due ACCORD REACHED ON HUDSON TUBES Savings Expected Boundaries Defined". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
  11. ^ "PATH - A Subsidiary of The Port Authority of NY & NJ". panynj.gov. December 14, 2001. Archived from the original on December 14, 2001. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  12. ^ Weiser, Benjamin (June 29, 2003). "Closed Since 9/11, a PATH Station Is Set to Reopen Today". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved January 4, 2018.
  13. ^ "PATH train repairs to cost $300M, with Hoboken station staying closed 'for weeks'". NorthJersey.com. November 27, 2012. Retrieved October 2, 2013.
  14. ^ Hack, Charles (December 19, 2012). "Hoboken commuters' verdict: reopened PATH train service was 'flawless'". The Jersey Journal. Retrieved December 20, 2012.