Port Authority Trans-Hudson, or PATH, is a rapid transit railroad linking Manhattan with Newark, Harrison, Hoboken and Jersey City in northern New Jersey. It is operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, a bi-state agency controlled by the governors of the two states.  PATH operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week on four lines and thirteen stations and crosses the Hudson River though cast iron tunnels resting on the river bottom.  Since September 2011, only one model of train is in PATH service: the PA5 cars built by Kawasaki between 2008 and 2011 and similar to New York’s R142A subway cars.  Although PATH provides a service similar to heavy-rail rapid transit service, it is legally a railroad and is regulated by the Federal Railroad Administration.



The inaugural train is shown arriving from Newark at PATH’s temporary WTC station at 2:08 PM on November 23, 2003.  The original World Trade Center Station was destroyed by the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, and a new station is being built as part of the construction of the new World Trade Center. (Photo by Usrlman)


632 heads a train of P1 cars, leaving 14th Street station heading towards 33rd Street on 7 March 2008(2008-03-07).  The P1 cars were built by St. Louis Car Company in 1965.  The St. Louis Car Company also built the PA2 cars in 1966, while Hawker-Siddeley built the PA3 cars in 1972.  Kawasaki built the PA4 cars in 1987, and all four models were replaced by the PA5 cars in 2011. (Photo by Gafaddict)