The New York City subway system–and commuters by extension–are still feeling the fallout of damage caused by Hurricane Sandy’s 2012 damage. In addition to the 15-month L train shutdown beginning in April 2019, the PATH train’s World Trade Center Station will shut down almost every weekend in 2019 and 2020 for repairs to tunnels and equipment below the Hudson River.
Beginning January 5, 2019, the station will close at 12:01 am Saturdays and re-open at 5 am Mondays every weekend except on holidays. The Port Authority reported that Sandy destroyed important switch and signal systems, plus the salt water has corroded tracks, third rails, electrical, signal, and communication infrastructure. The closures, which will span 90 weekends over two years, are necessary to meet federal repair deadlines.