4

October 16, 2019 | Number of The Day
Train stations in New Jersey where upgrades are planned

Improvement projects will begin this fall on train stations used by NJ Transit passengers in New Brunswick, Elizabeth, Trenton and Princeton Junction, officials said.

The planned work includes platform repairs, new lighting, and making the terminals wheelchair accessible. In New Brunswick, hometown of the main campus of Rutgers University, a walkway connecting to a new innovation center under development nearby is also planned.

All four stations sit on the Northeast Corridor line that NJ Transit shares with Amtrak, and officials touted the improvements as evidence of new cooperation between the state and federal transportation agencies.

The work is being funded roughly 90% by Washington, with the rest — an estimated $100 million — coming from the state’s Transportation Trust Fund.