N.J. Transit Planning to Rebuild Elizabeth station

A southbound NJ Transit train passes through Elizabeth, N.J. in August 2003..
A southbound NJ Transit train passes through Elizabeth, N.J. in August 2003. (Photo by Todd DeFeo)

The Board of Directors for N.J. Transit is moving forward with a $71 million plan to reconstruct the Elizabeth rail station on the busy Northeast Corridor.

Board members improved a $49.2 million Final Design and Construction contract with Anselmi and DeCicco and a $4.7 million Construction Management Services agreement with WSP USA Inc. The project is scheduled to finish in summer 2022, and when complete, the station will be able to accomodate 12-car trains.

When completed, the new station will have new inbound and outbound station buildings, longer platforms for additional boarding capacity, improved ADA access and upgraded security and communications systems. Officials say the improvements will enhance the customer experience.

“This project is a perfect example of the investments we are making to restore the rail system,” N.J. Transit Executive Director Kevin Corbett said in a news release. “A new, modern and efficient station capable of handling the demands of this important Northeast Corridor stop is critical.  This project is emblematic of the turn-around we are beginning at N.J. Transit.”

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