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NJ TRANSIT ANNOUNCES OPENING OF NEW PLAUDERVILLE STATION
Customers will benefit from new high-level platforms, improved amenities and a more convenient boarding location starting Monday, October 10
October 7, 2011
NEWARK, NJ — Starting Monday, October 10, NJ TRANSIT customers who travel to and from the City of Garfield on the Bergen County Line will benefit from the opening of a new and improved Plauderville Station, which is fully accessible to customers with disabilities and provides more convenient access to the station from the parking area.
“Construction of a new station and high-level platforms ensures full accessibility for customers with disabilities, while enhancing overall convenience for everyone who uses it,” said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director James Weinstein. “A major benefit of the new station is that the relocated platforms provide customers with immediate access from the parking area to the station.”
In August 2009, the NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors authorized a $7.9 million contract with Anselmi & DeCicco, Inc. of Maplewood, NJ, for the construction of two 450-foot high-level platforms, as well as a new heated waiting area on the inbound platform, canopies, lighting, electronic signage, closed-circuit television cameras, ramps and sidewalks.
The new platforms were built adjacent to the parking area located between Midland Avenue and Outwater Lane, south of the existing low-level platforms, providing customers with more convenient access to the station. With the opening of the new station on October 10, the old station, located adjacent to Midland Avenue, will close.
Plauderville Station is the first NJ TRANSIT facility to incorporate platforms constructed with an innovative material called Armor Deck, which is a structural polymer composite system used in place of concrete. The use of this material will result in a substantial cost savings to NJ TRANSIT in terms of repairs and replacement over the years, as it resists corrosion and is maintenance free, and has proven more durable than concrete when exposed to salt and other ice melting chemicals.
Located on the Bergen County Line, Plauderville Station serves about 400 customers on a typical weekday.
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