N.J. Transit Plans Meetings to Discuss West Trenton Line

NEWARK, N.J. — N.J. Transit is planning a pair of public meetings to discuss a proposal to restore passenger rail service on the West Trenton Line.

The proposed 27-mile line would link the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) West Trenton Station in Ewing (Mercer County) to N.J. Transit’s Raritan Valley Line in Bridgewater (Somerset County). Service on the Raritan Valley Line continues to Newark Penn Station.

New stations are proposed in Ewing, Hopewell Township, Hopewell Borough, Montgomery and Hillsborough. The line would provide additional transportation options in central New Jersey and promote Smart Growth planning and land-use principles near the stations, reducing roadway congestion, officials contend.

The public meetings are scheduled for 4-8 p.m. on Nov. 29 at the Hillsborough Township Municipal Complex, located at 379 South Branch Road, Hillsborough and Dec. 6 at the Ewing community/Senior Center, the former JCC building, located at 999 Lower Ferry Road in Ewing.
— Special to Railfanning.org