WTC Transportation Hub Oculus to Open in March

WTC Transportation Hub Oculus to Open in March

View of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub from the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced in a press release Tuesday that the long-awaited World Trade Center Transportation Hub is set to open during the first week of March.

The opening of the hub, known as the ‘Oculus,’ will enhance the commute for PATH riders traveling through the station to the Wall Street area and other destinations near the WTC site. Underground passageways will connect commuters to One World Trade Center, Four World Trade Center, the corner of Liberty and Church streets and to Vesey Street.

“This year, tenants commuters, and visitors will enjoy easy access to the World Trade Center Transportation Hub’s first-class shopping, dining, and amenities, and also provide them with a first-class, convenient transit trip to and from the site,” said Port Authority Executive Director Pat Foye.

The Westfield mall shops, which will be located throughout the Oculus, are also anticipated to begin opening this spring.

By Christine Murphy, 9/11 Memorial Administration/Researcher