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I called up the PATH customer service line asking about the photo permits, and the woman on the phone claims that they arent issuing them anymore and for "security reasons" they arent allowing anyone to take pictures. Has anyone else heard about this?

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Don't just call once and think that person knows what's going on, they rarely do, just ask to speak to a supervisor or manager.

 

- A

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PATH's photo permit system is really elusive. If you ask to speak to a manager, they will know what you are talking about and tell you to visit the permit administrator at PATU headquarters. The problem is, they don't tell you which floor/room of the building, and the security guards will stop you from entering.

 

There used to be a SubChat thread on the whole crazy permit process, but I can't seem to find it anymore.

 

What I remember is that when you finally do get the permit, they put these rules in place:

 

No infrastructure photos

All photos must contain a station exit

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simply put, the trouble's not worth it. you might as well ignore the photo regulations on path and just hope you don't get caught. it's always worked for me, except that one time with that hispanic janitor and the PA-5's.

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The Port Authority of NY/NJ are very slick, they've pretty much "banned" photography without doing so. They tell you need to get a permit from them and vague information on the office you can "get" one from.

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PATH's photo permit system is really elusive. If you ask to speak to a manager, they will know what you are talking about and tell you to visit the permit administrator at PATU headquarters. The problem is, they don't tell you which floor/room of the building, and the security guards will stop you from entering.

 

There used to be a SubChat thread on the whole crazy permit process, but I can't seem to find it anymore.

 

What I remember is that when you finally do get the permit, they put these rules in place:

 

No infrastructure photos

All photos must contain a station exit

 

Why must the photos include a station exit? I do not see why that is a requirement for security reasons.

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Why must the photos include a station exit? I do not see why that is a requirement for security reasons.

 

as stated elsewhere, the PA is terrorist paranoid. the reason for an exit is not entirely known, but i would say a good guess is to make sure ur not taking pics of restricted areas. but other than that irdk.

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What what PATH have that's worth taking pictures of and let alone worth the hassle of trying to get a photo pass?

 

I filmed up to the station entrance at WTC and put my camera away and went down.. while the temp station looks nice (does not look very temp to me) I saw nothing worth taking pics of.. but that's just me.

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What what PATH have that's worth taking pictures of and let alone worth the hassle of trying to get a photo pass?

 

I filmed up to the station entrance at WTC and put my camera away and went down.. while the temp station looks nice (does not look very temp to me) I saw nothing worth taking pics of.. but that's just me.

 

 

The station is open to the construction, the elements, and is 100% functional only of course it's temporary! Only the platforms & tracks will remain after all is said and done. Did you expect them to prop up a tent with some wooden poles or something? :P

 

There is a lot worth photographing down there. I get what they want people to do as far as photography, and it makes sense to me. The railfan in me wants to be able to freely photo all over, it's a VERY interesting system, in fact older than the subway, but i gotta respect the reasonable limitations they have in place.

 

- A

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