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Name PATH
Details PATH - Port Authority Trans-Hudson.

The Port of New York Authority took over the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad on Sept. 1, 1962 and re-named it the Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corp. or PATH. Formerly the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad (H&M or "the Tubes.")

The takeover of the failing railroad was part of an arrangement for obtaining approval for construction of the World Trade Center and to gain control of the real estate that was owned by the Hudson and Manhattan on that site, Hudson Terminal.

This information was found in 2011 at: http://www.hudsoncity.net/tubesenglish/index.html
© B Klapouchy 1987-2008

Hudson Tubes / PATH Train fares
In some periods there were different fares for the Uptown and Downtown lines. Well into the PA takeover, there was always a separate fare for the join H&M / PRR Newark service running westwards from Journal Square (which apparently ended in 1967).

This incomplete table shows some of the fare changes for the basic Tubes [i.e., not the joint service] and indicates what the real cost of the fare was in 2002 dollars. Some of these calculations are based on data from Tim Zukas and also from material supplied by Terry Kennedy to the 2003 Hudson Tubes exhibit at the Hoboken Historical Museum.

Year Nominal Fare* Fare adjusted for inflation 2007
1908 5¢ $1.02
1911 7¢ $1.43
1927 downtown 6¢ 71¢
1927 uptown 10¢ $1.19
1938 July 25 downtown 8¢ $1.15
1938 July 25 uptown 10¢ [8¢ upon entering, 2¢ upon leaving] $1.18
1944 June 26 10¢ / 9¢ [11 tokens for $1] $1.18 / $1.06
intrastate refund coupon = 5¢**
1951 Dec 7 ICC grants a 5¢ interstate fare
increase to 15¢. $1.20
1957 September 20¢ $1.48
1958 15¢ 1.08
1962 30¢ [intrastate 15¢] $2.06
1970 intrastate increase to 30¢ $1.60
1973 50¢ $2.33
2002 $1.50 $1.73
2008 $2.00 $2.00

** The refund coupon was redeemed upon exit from a New Jersey station, if the passenger had boarded in New Jersey, or at a New York station, if the passenger had boarded in New York. The system lasted at least until the PA take over.
* Not the H&M/PRR joint service from Journal Square to Newark Updated February 1, 2008 © B Klapouchy 2008

© B Klapouchy 1987-2008
Number of Archive records 70.0
Number of Object records 95.0
Number of Library records 13.0
Number of Photo records 99.0

Associated Records

Image of Digital scans from the book: Illustrations of Incidents in Tunnel Construction of H. & M. R. R. Co. Copyright, 1909, by Jacobs & Davies. - Book

Digital scans from the book: Illustrations of Incidents in Tunnel Construction of H. & M. R. R. Co. Copyright, 1909, by Jacobs & Davies. - Book

Digital scans from the book: Illustrations of Incidents in Tunnel Construction of H. & M. R. R. Co. Copyright, 1909, by Jacobs & Davies. Images are archived.

Image of Article: Eight Minutes to New York. The Story of the Hudson & Manhattan Tubes. Reprint from American History Illustrated, Aug. 1974. - Pamphlet

Article: Eight Minutes to New York. The Story of the Hudson & Manhattan Tubes. Reprint from American History Illustrated, Aug. 1974. - Pamphlet

Eight Minutes to New York. The Story of the Hudson & Manhattan Tubes. Digital images of reprint from American History Illustrated, issued in August, 1974 by the Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation. Original was a ca. 8" x 11" 16-page pamphlet with photos and map. Museum does not own the original. Images courtesy of Terry Kennedy. Images are archived. All pages are imaged followed by details of selected photos.

Image of Digital scans of the fold-out plates of Tunneling Under the Hudson River. S.D.V. Burr; NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1885. - Drawing, Technical

Digital scans of the fold-out plates of Tunneling Under the Hudson River. S.D.V. Burr; NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1885. - Drawing, Technical

Digital scans of the fold-out plates from the book: Burr, S.D.V. Tunneling Under the Hudson River: Being a Description of the Obstacles Encountered, The Experience Gained, The Success Achieved, and the Plans Finally Adopted for Rapid and Economical Prosecution of the Work. NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1885. Images are archived. Only the 11 folding sheets with the 27 plates were made available for imaging by the Museum. All sheets are shown in full with additional images for each plate some of which are done in sectional detail for viewing convenience.

Image of PATH Map and Guide, October, 2002. - Map

PATH Map and Guide, October, 2002. - Map

PATH Map and Guide, Effective October, 27, 2002. 2 copies. Folded: 4" wide x 8" high.

Image of Timetable: PATH, Full Schedule, Oct. 2002. - Timetable

Timetable: PATH, Full Schedule, Oct. 2002. - Timetable

PATH Timetable, Full Schedule, Effective October, 27, 2002. 3 copies. Folded: 4" wide x 9" high.

Image of PATH Map Guide, May 11, 1986. - Map

PATH Map Guide, May 11, 1986. - Map

PATH Map Guide, May 11, 1986. Folded: 2-3/4" wide x 5" high.

Image of Brochure for exhibition "The Tubes: Rails Under the Hudson" at the Hoboken Historical Museum, Jan. 19-April 13, 2003. - Pamphlet

Brochure for exhibition "The Tubes: Rails Under the Hudson" at the Hoboken Historical Museum, Jan. 19-April 13, 2003. - Pamphlet

Brochure for exhibition "The Tubes: Rails Under the Hudson. 1874 to the Present-day PATH" presented by the Hoboken Historical Museum, Jan. 19-April 13, 2003. 7" high x 9" wide folded, 6 panels opening to 27" wide. Illustrated. Curated by Terry Kennedy, Museum Director Robert Foster, text by Holly Metz, designed by McKevin Shaughnessy. Exhibition was the history of the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad including its transition to the Port Authority Trans-Hudson Railroad.

Image of PATH Map and Guide, April, 1998. - Map

PATH Map and Guide, April, 1998. - Map

PATH Map and Guide, Effective May 26, 1998. Folded: 4" wide x 8" high.

Image of PATH Map and Guide, October, 1999. - Map

PATH Map and Guide, October, 1999. - Map

PATH Map and Guide, Effective October 31, 1999. Folded: 4" wide x 8" high.

Image of PATH Map and Guide, October, 2000. - Map

PATH Map and Guide, October, 2000. - Map

PATH Map and Guide, Effective October 29, 2000. Folded: 4" wide x 8" high.

Image of Timetable, 3: PATH System: 1998, 1999, 2000. - Timetable

Timetable, 3: PATH System: 1998, 1999, 2000. - Timetable

PATH System Timetables: 1998, 1999, 2000. Folded: ca. 4" wide x 9" high. Three timetables: 1. Effective April 26, 1998. 2. Effective October 31, 1999. 3. Effective November 5, 2000.

Image of "The Public Be Pleased": William G. McAdoo and the Hudson Tubes. Supplement to Headlights, June 1964, 8 pp., illustrated. - Booklet

"The Public Be Pleased": William G. McAdoo and the Hudson Tubes. Supplement to Headlights, June 1964, 8 pp., illustrated. - Booklet

"The Public Be Pleased": William G. McAdoo and the Hudson Tubes. By Anthony Fitzherbert. A "Headlights" Supplement, June 1964, 8 pp., illustrated. 8-1/2" x 11" high. A history of the Hudson and Manhattan Rail Road, 'The Tubes," up to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey taking over the operation and renaming it as the Port Authority Trans-Hudson, PATH. Sixteen photographs and two maps.

Image of Timetable: PATH System, June 29, 2003. - Timetable

Timetable: PATH System, June 29, 2003. - Timetable

PATH System Timetable, June 29, 2003. Folded: ca. 4" wide x 9" high. 4 copies.

Image of PATH Map and Guide, June, 2003. - Map

PATH Map and Guide, June, 2003. - Map

PATH Map and Guide, Effective June 29, 2003. Folded: 4" wide x 8" high. 2 copies.

Image of PATH printed ephemera, June, 2003. - Documents

PATH printed ephemera, June, 2003. - Documents

PATH printed ephemera, June, 2003. item 1. pamphlet announcement for Exchange Place Station. 2 copies. item 2. anouncement card for PATHTracker. item 3. information card regarding security awareness.

File with photocopies of newspaper clippings re PATH system, some from 1983. - Documents

File with photocopies of newspaper clippings re PATH system, some from 1983. Article from The New York Times, Sunday, February 20, 1983 about the 75th anniversary of the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad, now PATH. Article from The Jersey Journal, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 1983 with two photos of PATH cars, old and new. Article from unidentified newspaper, undated but from 1983, re 74th anniversary and a history of the building of the railroad.

Image of Pathways, February/March 2003, Volume XXVII, No. 4. - Serial

Pathways, February/March 2003, Volume XXVII, No. 4. - Serial

Pathways, February/March 2003, Volume XXVII, No. 4. A PATH newsletter issued by the Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. 8-1/2" x 11" high, 4 pp. 2 copies. This issue, besides the lead article about the reconstruction and re-opening of the Exchange Place station, has an article on page 4 about the Hoboken Historical Museum exhibition, "The Tubes: Rails Under the Hudson, 1874 to the Present-Day Path."

Timetable: PATH System Map and Guide, Nov. 23, 2003. - Timetable

PATH System Timetable, Map and Guide, Nov. 23, 2003. Folded: ca. 4" wide x 9" high. 5 copies. Featuring the newly reopened World Trade Center Station.

Handbill, World Trade Center PATH Station Fare Information, Nov. [23], 2003. - Handbill

Handbill, World Trade Center PATH Station Fare Information, Nov. [23], 2003. 4" x 8" high. Printed both sides, full color, with an image of the entrance to the new station. Issued by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Featuring the newly reopened World Trade Center Station. Announcing that the QuickCard and MetroCard are now both accepted in the fare machines the World Trade Center Station.

Handbill, MetroCard Accepted at PATH World Trade Center Station, Nov. [23], 2003. - Handbill

Handbill, World Trade Center PATH Station Fare Information, Nov. [23], 2003. 3-5/8" x 8-1/2" high. Printed in one color on one side., with 2 drawings showing how to use the card in the PATH entry turnstiles. Issued by New York city Transit. Featuring the newly reopened World Trade Center Station. Announcing that the QuickCard and MetroCard are now both accepted in the fare machines the World Trade Center Station.