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Improvements will include upgraded lighting outside main station building and westbound shelter

June 10, 2009

NEWARK, NJ — The NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors today approved work to renovate the exterior of Chatham Station on the Morris & Essex Lines—a project that will offer improved facilities for customers while extending the useful life of the station and shelter buildings. 


“It is important to continue investing in New Jersey’s rail stations, as they are assets to the residents and communities they serve,” said Transportation Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chairman Stephen Dilts. 


The Board authorized a $988,000 contract with Cumberland USA, Inc. of Saddle Brook, NJ, for construction work to repair and replace the roof system, including new roof tiles and soffits; upgrade the electrical system and outside canopy lighting; replace the existing gutters and leaders; install new wiring and exterior speakers, including those located in the pedestrian tunnel; and restore the masonry and concrete surfaces of the eastbound and westbound station buildings.


“The renovation of Chatham Station is an example of our commitment to maintaining our customer facilities and infrastructure in a state of good repair,” said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Richard Sarles.


Chatham Station was constructed in 1915 and serves approximately 1,500 customers on a typical weekday.


Construction is expected to begin this summer, with completion anticipated in spring 2010.




NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 895,000 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 164 rail stations, 60 light rail stations and more than 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.