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Shovels Hit Ground for New Elizabeth Train Station

Construction of the new $71-million Elizabeth train station and platform on the Northeast Corridor begins. The enhanced station will feature 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.

“We appreciate our customers’ patience as we make these vital improvements, which are part of a $71 million project to completely modernize our Elizabeth Station on the Northeast Corridor,’’ said President & CEO Kevin Corbett. “This project demonstrates NJ TRANSIT’s commitment to preserving our rail stations as valuable assets for the communities we serve.

The NJ TRANSIT board of directors approved the final design and construction contract with Anselmi and DeCicco in the spring of 2018 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 2022.

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

During this renovation phase, customers may use alternate stairs near the station on the West Grand Street side or station elevators to access the platform. Trains will remain accessible via open areas on the platforms during construction.

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