Journal Square–33rd Street (via Hoboken)

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Journal Square–33rd Street via Hoboken (JSQ-33 via HOB) is a rapid transit service operated by the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) railroad. It is colored yellow and blue on the PATH service map, and trains on this service display both yellow and blue marker lights.[1] This service operates from Journal Square in Jersey City, New Jersey by way of the Uptown Hudson Tubes to 33rd Street in Midtown Manhattan, New York,[1] with trains reversing direction mid-route at Hoboken Terminal. The 6.7-mile (10.8 km) trip takes 26 minutes to complete.[2]

Port Authority Trans-Hudson Journal Square–33rd Street (via Hoboken)
Hoboken PATH station 2017a.jpg
Hoboken Terminal
TypeRapid transit
SystemPort Authority Trans-Hudson
LocaleHudson County, New Jersey and Manhattan, New York
TerminiJournal Square (west)
33rd Street (east)
OwnerPort Authority of New York and New Jersey
Operator(s)Port Authority Trans-Hudson
CharacterSurface and underground
Rolling stockPA5
Line length6.7 miles (10.8 km)
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
ElectrificationThird rail
Route map

Port Authority Trans-Hudson to Newark
Journal Square Transportation Center
Grove Street
Hoboken Terminal
Christopher Street
9th Street
14th Street
23rd Street
33rd Street


This service operates from 11:00pm to 6:00am on weekdays and all day on weekends and holidays. It combines PATH's two services to midtown Manhattan, Journal Square–33rd Street and Hoboken–33rd Street, into one during these off-peak hours.[3] The Hoboken–World Trade Center service does not operate during the late-night hours or on weekends. Passengers wishing to travel from Hoboken to World Trade Center at these times must take the southbound Journal Square–33rd Street via Hoboken train from Hoboken and transfer at Grove Street to the northbound Newark–World Trade Center train.[3]


The service originated shortly after the September 11 attacks, which destroyed the World Trade Center station. All service to lower Manhattan was suspended indefinitely, with two services operating via the Uptown Tubes, Newark-33rd Street and Hoboken-33rd Street. During overnight hours, all service was provided by the Newark–33rd Street (via Hoboken) branch until Exchange Place reopened on June 29, 2003. At that time, the NWK-33 (via HOB) service was truncated to Journal Square and assumed its current name, running on weekends as well.

The Hoboken station suffered severe damage from Hurricane Sandy, which devastated the PATH system in late October 2012. 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 Hoboken station was reopened after repairs were completed, but the line did not resume service until early 2013 due to repairs in other areas of the PATH system.

Because of positive train control installation on the Uptown Hudson Tubes, the Journal Square–33rd Street via Hoboken service was mostly suspended on weekends from July to October 2018.[4] Since all stations between Christopher and 33rd Streets were closed during the weekends, the service was replaced by the Journal Square–World Trade Center (via Hoboken) service (         ) on Saturdays, and the Journal Square–Hoboken service (         ) on Sundays and early Monday mornings. Around weekends, the JSQ–33 (via HOB) would still see an hour of service on Friday nights and an hour on Monday mornings before reverting to the three weekday services.[5][6]

Station listingEdit

PATH Services

Route map:

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  Station Connections
Journal Square Transportation Center   Jersey City, NJ NWK-WTC
NJ Transit Bus, R&T Bus, A&C Bus
Grove Street   NWK-WTC
NJ Transit Bus, R&T Bus, A&C Bus
Newport   Hudson-Bergen Light Rail
NJT Bus, Academy Bus
Hoboken Terminal   Hoboken, NJ NJ Transit Rail, Metro-North Port Jervis Line, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail
NJT Bus, NY Waterway
Christopher Street New York, NY HOB-33, 1 and ​2 trains
9th Street HOB-33, A​, B​, C​, D​, E​, F, <F>​, and M trains
14th Street HOB-33, 1, ​2, ​3​, F and <F>, ​L​, and M​ trains
23rd Street HOB-33, F, <F>, and ​M trains
33rd Street   HOB-33, B, ​D, ​F, <F>, ​M​, N, ​Q, ​R, and ​W trains


  1. ^ a b "PATH Maps". The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Retrieved March 31, 2011.
  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. ^ Villanova, Patrick (2018-05-04). "What you need to know about PATH's new weekend closures". Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  5. ^ "Schedules". Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Stay on Track - PATH Weekend Closures - 2018" (PDF). Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Retrieved 31 July 2018.