Yesterday evening beginning at 6:25 p.m., the PATH suspended service between Journal Square and 33rd Street, Hoboken and World Trade Center, and Hoboken and 33rd Street, at first blaming power issues and then said signal problems were the cause. And, then, at 9:30 p.m., the PATH Alert system indicated, "Due to technical difficulties the path alert system will be out of service until further notice"!! But there was an update just now: "Due to necessary track rehabilitation Path Train service on the Journal Square to 33rd Street via Hoboken line is operating on a 30-minute schedule. Newark to World Trade Center line is operating on a normal weekend schedule."
Commuters weren't happy. Some were left waiting in "hot hot stations" while others were scrambling for alternate routes. WCBS 880's Steve Scott Tweeted yesterday, "With PATH trains out of service, very long line for tickets at Midtown ferry terminal!", "No #PATH trains between NY & NJ. Stranded commuters flood Midtown ferry terminal. This is the ticket line," and "Confusion reigns at Pier 79. Suspended #PATH trains send stranded commuters to Midtown ferry terminal."