PATH to offer vouchers to customers

Starting this weekend, PATH riders affected by weekend service outages on the 33rd Street line will be able to use their SmartLink or Metro cards to board the PATH shuttle bus at the Seventh Avenue pick-up stops for travel downtown to PATH’s World Trade Center station.
Previously, PATH customers could board the shuttle bus only using vouchers that needed to be picked up at the World Trade Center PATH Station.
Vouchers will still be required for boarding the bus at the WTC pick-up stop (located at Church and Warren streets) to travel to 29th Street along Sixth Avenue.
However, customers who are originating closer to PATH’s closed 33rd Street line stations can now use either returning round-trip bus vouchers, SmartLink cards or Metro Cards for access to a shuttle bus.
After closely monitoring the shuttle bus operation over the past two weekends, the change was made to accommodate requests from customers asking for this modification in the bus shuttle voucher system.
The closures on the 33rd Street line were instituted for the installation of new communications signals and other equipment to meet federally mandated safety and security upgrades. Weekend service suspension went into effect August 6 and is scheduled to run through December 19.

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