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Jersey City PATH station nears pre-Sept. 11 ridership figures

A year after the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) re-opened the Port Authority Trans-Hudson Exchange Place station following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, ridership from the facility has exceeded authority officials’ expectations.

Ridership at the Jersey City, N.J., station has doubled from 5,200 weekday riders during July 2003 to 11,200 weekday riders — 1,400 more than PANYNJ officials expected during the first year. Before Sept. 11, more than 15,000 weekday passengers used the station.

Flood damage following Sept. 11 forced the authority to close the station.

The $160 million Exchange Place restoration project included building new crossover tunnels and track, and extending platforms to accommodate 10-car trains.

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