TRENTON, New Jersey – Assembly Republican Leader and Senator-elect Jon Bramnick, Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz and Assemblywoman-elect Michele Matsikoudis will tour the Stirling train station in Long Hill at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9.
As the town begins revitalizing the business district, officials hope that the NJ Transit-owned station will be restored to the community landmark it was before it was destroyed 50 years ago.
“The Stirling train station redone in the vision it once was, would make a perfect anchor to a revitalized downtown,” Bramnick, R-Union, said. “Residents and riders deserve more than a concrete slab with no protection from the elements. The long-overdue makeover would increase ridership, bring in business and give Sterling a boost.”
In 1972, the Erie Lackawanna Railroad demolished the nearly 100-year-old depot. It is now a concrete block shelter that has suffered from neglect and vegetation overgrowth.