Grove Street is an underground PATH station and the last transfer point between NWK-WTC trains and JSQ-33rd trains heading towards New York City. It is also the place passengers during nights and weekends must transfer to get from World Trade Center or Exchange Place to Newport or Hoboken when two line service is in operation (NWK-WTC and JSQ to 33rd via HOB). The station has a single island platform for two tracks making these transfers seamless and easy. This island platform has a ceiling that is a series of arches all arching down to tan tiled over support beams. The main and original entrance is in the middle of the platform. Two staircases lead up directly to their own small banks of turnstiles to a mezzanine area. Two escalators with a staircase in between them leads up to a plaza in front of a busy bus stop along the northside of Christopher Columbus Drive just west of Grove Street. This entrance has a wide green canopy that's trying to look historic with white text on green signs that say PATH Trains. Another exit is via a staircase up to the sidewalk at the SE corner of Grove Street and Christopher Columbus Drive. This staircase is covered by an arch of glass and green support beams that look like a bubble.
On May 15th 2005 another station entrance opened. This one is at the eastern end of the platforms. A corridor leads from the eastern end of the platform between the two tracks to a staircase. This staircase leads up to an underground mezzanine. Here are the turnstiles and TVMs before a wide staircase up to the street at the NE corner of Marin Boulevard and Christopher Columbus Drive. This staircase is surrounded by circular glass walls but a normal roof. Floodwaters after Superstorm Sandy (on October 29, 2012) flooded this this entrance, closing it for three months (after the Grove Street station and the entire PATH system was closed for three weeks until November 12) until it reopened on February 1, 2013.
Last Updated: 13 February, 2013