NJ Transit’s Board of Directors awarded a $1.9 million contract to AECOM Technical Services for design and construction support phases of a Trenton Transit Center overhaul.
The contract is part of a $29 million plan to rehabilitate two existing platforms and their associated canopies, elevators, and escalators and convert a low-level platform into a fully accessible high-level platform with elevator access.
The work on the two island platforms includes replacing existing deteriorating wooden platform sections with a more durable concrete platform, new tactile strips and rub rails, the reconstruction of platform deck joints, and the repair of concrete spalls. Deteriorating canopies that were last reconstructed in 1992 will also be restored, while the existing low-level platform will be upgraded to a high-level platform with a larger waiting shelter and a new elevator from the concourse above.
“Ultimately, this project will create a safer, more modern, and more accessible Trenton Transit Center – with additional capacity and convenience for the thousands of customers who use it every day,” NJ Transit President & CEO Kevin S. Corbett.
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) recently selected NJ Transit as one of a dozen transportation agencies to receive a competitive State of Good Repair Grant that will be used in part to fund this project. The $18.2 million grant represents the federal share of the roughly $29 million project.
A station has existed on the site since 1863. Railroads have built new stations to replace existing ones in 1893, 1976 and 2008.