Port Authority advancing PATH extension to Newark Airport

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Re: Port Authority advancing PATH extension to Newark Airpor

Postby F40 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:00 pm

I am all for eliminating the EWR stop, with a better connection all under one roof at NWK. This also makes it mentally easier for the passengers. I am not a fan of the current project because it is still not a "one-seat" ride from WTC or Jersey City to the airport. It is hard to justify extending PATH for this purpose. What you mentioned makes more sense. Bring the train right to the airport along with NJT's & Amtrak's passengers to better justify the use of a heavy rail connection.
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Re: Port Authority advancing PATH extension to Newark Airpor

Postby GojiMet86 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:07 pm

In a fantasy world, I'd extend it via the ROW with a stop at South Street until around the area where South Ironbound ends and I-78 crosses over. It would then tunnel southeast directly into the airport, with stops at Terminals C, B, and A.
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Re: Port Authority advancing PATH extension to Newark Airpor

Postby BlendedBreak » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:39 pm

F40 wrote:I am all for eliminating the EWR stop, with a better connection all under one roof at NWK. This also makes it mentally easier for the passengers. I am not a fan of the current project because it is still not a "one-seat" ride from WTC or Jersey City to the airport. It is hard to justify extending PATH for this purpose. What you mentioned makes more sense. Bring the train right to the airport along with NJT's & Amtrak's passengers to better justify the use of a heavy rail connection.


Because who doesn't want to see, hear, and smell, the local homeless population of downtown Newark NJ? ?
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Re: Port Authority advancing PATH extension to Newark Airpor

Postby F40 » Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:47 am

BlendedBreak wrote:Because who doesn't want to see, hear, and smell, the local homeless population of downtown Newark NJ??


I was going toward a famous saying. However, instead of going there, mentally speaking, passengers always do a double take that there is a separate stop for the airport. The crew on NJT repeats the announcements eight times each trip. The stop slows traffic on the Corridor. It was not wise to build a whole new station on the ROW for a monorail which is now defunct. But since it exists, why not build PATH to a no-man's land terminus serving only a few airport passengers?
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Re: Port Authority advancing PATH extension to Newark Airpor

Postby Hawaiitiki » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:03 am

Well, despite some glaring flaws, it appears like this will get built. Funding just approved unanimously by PA board.

http://www.nj.com/traffic/index.ssf/201 ... _plan.html

The plan retains $1.7 billion to extend the PATH to Newark Airport and about $1.5 billion to build a rail link between LaGuardia Airport and the No. 7 subway line. Funding for various New York airport improvements supported by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is in the plan.


Like many projects that get built, there are often more pressing issues, but at least this is something that should get built, albeit not necessarily before gateway.

Also, interestingly, no notes in any of these articles about reconstructing the Airtrain at Newark. Is that funding already committed? The EWR airtrain can't handle the capacity now, throw in rapid transit, and it could be a catastrophe.
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Re: Port Authority advancing PATH extension to Newark Airpor

Postby Don31 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:47 am

Hawaiitiki wrote: The EWR airtrain can't handle the capacity now, throw in rapid transit, and it could be a catastrophe.


Its not just a question of capacity, the AirTrain is at the end of its design life....
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Re: Port Authority advancing PATH extension to Newark Airpor

Postby Marv95 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:46 am

https://www.rlsmedia.com/article/former ... on-village

An added stop on Haynes Ave with a transit village proposed back in the spring is closer to reality it appears. Personally instead of wasting money on a PATH extension a brand new momorail system between NPS and EWR w/stops in between should be put in place.
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Re: Port Authority advancing PATH extension to Newark Airpor

Postby michaelk » Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:57 pm

Hawaiitiki wrote:Well, despite some glaring flaws, it appears like this will get built. Funding just approved unanimously by PA board.

http://www.nj.com/traffic/index.ssf/201 ... _plan.html

The plan retains $1.7 billion to extend the PATH to Newark Airport and about $1.5 billion to build a rail link between LaGuardia Airport and the No. 7 subway line. Funding for various New York airport improvements supported by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is in the plan.


Like many projects that get built, there are often more pressing issues, but at least this is something that should get built, albeit not necessarily before gateway.

Also, interestingly, no notes in any of these articles about reconstructing the Airtrain at Newark. Is that funding already committed? The EWR airtrain can't handle the capacity now, throw in rapid transit, and it could be a catastrophe.



Anyone have a link to what's the current plan? just extend the path from Newark Penn to the NEC EWR stop? Or is it going to stop by the terminals or in a crazy world replace the monorail too?
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Re: Port Authority advancing PATH extension to Newark Airpor

Postby Don31 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:38 pm

It will terminate at the NEC station
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