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Hoboken PATH To Open Wednesday

Trains will be tested soon at the Hoboken location, according to the Port Authority.

The Hoboken PATH station is scheduled to reopen on Wednesday for service to midtown Manhattan, according to an announcement from the City of Hoboken.

Service will start at 5 a.m. and will operate seven days a week between 5 a.m. till 10 p.m.

The restoration of 24/7 PATH service is expected by the end of the year in time for New Year’s Eve.

Direct PATH service between Hoboken and the World Trade Center remains several weeks away pending ongoing repairs.

“The reopening of the Hoboken PATH station is a tremendous relief for our commuters and local businesses,” Mayor Dawn Zimmer said in a press release.

The announcement follows a promising tweet from the Port Authority on Monday:

"Around-the-clock weekend work moved #PATH closer to HOB service restoration. Testing trains soon and expect news this week regarding HOB."

PATH service to Manhattan was suspended for two consecutive weekends to speed up the construction on the Hoboken station, which is still closed since Sandy.

All the other PATH stations have been up and running for some weeks, and many Hobokenites have chosen to commute from Newport and walk or bike by the waterfront to Hoboken. Free shuttles are also provided.

The damage to the entire PATH system was estimated according to Port Authority officials. Last month, Vice President Joe Biden visited the Hoboken Terminal to survey the damage.

While construction has been taking longer than many expected, Mayor Dawn Zimmer has said that the renovations will result in a "more resilient" PATH station in Hoboken.

No further updates were provided by the Port Authority since Monday's tweet.

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