N.J. Transit opened its newest station, Wesmont Train Station, on Sunday, May 15.
The station is located in Wood-Ridge, N.J., on the Bergen County Line and is part of a new transit-oriented development and results from a public/private partnership between N.J. Transit and Somerset Development. The two parties shared in the roughly $18 million cost for design and construction of the project located on the site of the former Curtiss-Wright industrial plant; N.J. Transit’s portion of the bill totaling $6 million.
Wesmont is within walking distance for local residents and will be ADA compliant with a high-level, center-island platform design for easy boarding and deboarding, and elevators and a pedestrian overpass to reach the platform. The station offered passengers access to Hoboken Terminal and Penn Station New York and Newark Penn Station (via Secaucus Junction).
“This project is a prime example of how a public agency and a private developer can work together to invest in our transportation system for the benefit of neighboring communities,” N.J. Transit Interim Executive Director Dennis Martin said in a news release. “This new station will be primed to provide easy connections for nearby residents to get anywhere in the tri-state region and beyond.”
A one-way train fare ticket from Wesmont to New York City will cost $6.75, with monthly passes costing $184. A one-way train fare ticket to Hoboken will cost $5, with monthly passes costing $145.