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NEC Tie Project |
In an effort to keep its infrastructure in a
state-of-good-repair, Amtrak will begin a
project June 2, 2013, to replace concrete railroad
ties on the Northeast Corridor (NEC)
between Metuchen and New Brunswick.
While work is underway, customers will
board and exit trains on special platform
extensions at Metuchen, Edison and New
Brunswick stations, and some railcar doors
will not open at those stations.
Similar to a highway project with lane closures,
tracks will be taken out of service,
reducing the availability of track space
through the area. As a result, some trip times
will be longer and significant adjustments to
station stops are required on select weekday
and weekend trains in an effort to give customers
enough time to safely board and exit
The first phase of work will begin June 2
on Track 4, which affects westbound trains
(to Trenton) serving Metuchen, Edison and
New Brunswick stations. In August, Track 4 is
scheduled to reopen with work beginning on
Track 1, affecting eastbound trains (to New
York) stopping at the three stations.
NJ TRANSIT employees will be available to
assist with boarding changes as needed.
A temporary schedule was created to
assist customers planning a trip. Be sure to
check your specific timetable closely for any
adjustments to your train service. Customer
also should listen closely to onboard and station
announcements for updates. For further
information, visit www.njtransit.com.