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NJ TRANSIT ANNOUNCES OPENING OF NEW MOUNT ARLINGTON STATION

Rail service set to begin Monday, January 21

NJT-07-131
December 24, 2007
Contact: Public Information 973-491-7078


NEWARK, NJ NJ TRANSIT will open its new Mount Arlington Station on Monday, January 21, offering commuters along the busy Interstate-80 corridor convenient access to train service.

With nearly 300 parking spaces ideally located at the Howard Blvd. Interchange, the Mount Arlington Station is expected to reduce congestion on the busy I-80 corridor by giving commuters the ability to leave their cars in favor of rail service.

On weekdays, the new station will be served by trains on the Montclair-Boonton Line and the Morristown Line, enabling customers to travel to Hoboken Terminal, where transfers are available to bus, PATH and trans-Hudson ferries. Customers traveling to midtown Manhattan will be able to transfer to MidTOWN DIRECT service at Dover or Montclair State University stations.

The new facility is fully accessible for customers with disabilities, featuring two high-level platforms, heated waiting shelters on the inbound platform, a pedestrian underpass and public address and passenger communications systems. The project also reconfigured and expanded the existing carpool and bus park & ride lot by 57 spaces.

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing nearly 865,000 weekday trips on 240 bus routes, three light rail lines and 11 commuter rail lines. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 163 rail stations, 60 light rail stations and more than 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.