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New transit hub aimed to stimulate economy, travel

NEWARK, NJ - The Secaucus transfer station will open for weekend service on Saturday, September 6. The station will connect 10 of the NJ TRANSIT’s 11 commuter rail lines for the first time in history, creating more opportunities for interstate and intrastate travel. With 312,000 square-feet, the station is one of the largest commuter rail projects to be built in the United States in modern times.

Editors note - visuals:

  • VIP train arrives at station
  • Speaking program
  • Senator Frank R. Lautenberg tribute
  • Rail customers from 10 rail lines linked to Secaucus show support
  • Artwork on display throughout the station
  • Big-screen TVs will highlight new travel possibilities via Secaucus – New York City, Newark Liberty International Airport, Jersey Shore, New Jersey Performing Arts Center among many other destinations

WHO: Governor James E. McGreevey, U.S. Senator Frank R, Lautenberg, NJ TRANSIT Executive Director George D. Warrington, Metro-North President Peter A. Cannito and 10 rail customers representing each line that will be linked via the new station

WHAT: Weekend opening of Secaucus Transfer station

WHEN: Saturday, September 6, 10:15 a.m.

WHERE: Secaucus Transfer station