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NJ TRANSIT APPROVES ELIZABETH STATION RECONSTRUCTION
NEWARK, NJ – The NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors today approved the reconstruction of the Elizabeth rail station. The project features new inbound and outbound station buildings, longer platforms for additional boarding capacity as well as improvements to ADA access, security and communications systems and improvements to the customer experience.
“This project is a perfect example of the investments we are making to restore the rail system,” said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Kevin Corbett. “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 NJ TRANSIT.”
The NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors approved the Final Design and Construction contract with Anselmi and DeCicco in the amount of $49.2 million. In addition, the Board of Directors approved a contract for Construction Management Services with WSP USA Inc. in the amount of $4.7 million. The total project cost is estimated at $71 million and construction is scheduled to finish in summer 2022.
When complete, customers will enjoy new station buildings, longer platforms for improved boarding of 12-car trains, climate controlled platform shelters, additional elevators, improved ADA access, new customer communication systems and additional security elements.
Final design and construction will allow for the following:
- New inbound and outbound station buildings
- Restoration of the existing pedestrian tunnel
- Rebuilding existing high level platforms with construction of approximately 300 linear feet on each platform to accommodate 12-car train boarding capacity
- Additional connections to the public right-of-way
- New platform canopies and climate-controlled platform shelters
- ADA access improvements including two new elevators, rehabilitation of existing two elevators and new ADA ramps
- New passenger communication systems and variable message signs
- Security systems
- Restoration of the existing plaza area
- Installation of TransitArts elements
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NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 944,000 weekday trips on 252 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 165 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.