Governor Phil Murphy, Amtrak Board Chairman Tony Coscia, and NJ TRANSIT CEO Kevin Corbett announced the kickoff of fall 2019 construction work at four New Jersey train stations. These projects – a result of a reinvigorated relationship between NJ TRANSIT and Amtrak – demonstrate a joint commitment to improving the customer and travel experience throughout the state. Customers can expect to see improvements at Trenton Transit Center in addition to New Brunswick, Princeton Junction, and Elizabeth Stations.
“A modern, safe, and reliable mass transit system is the foundation our state needs to grow our economy and reclaim our historic role as the state of innovation,” said Governor Murphy. “The most forward-thinking organizations want to locate where both infrastructure and accessibility to capital markets and consumers are strong. These improvements can help propel New Jersey to the top of any business leader’s list. The growing collaboration between Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT is a win-win for our commuters and our economic future.”
“Amtrak, Governor Murphy, and NJ TRANSIT are working together to keep our promises to the traveling public and provide an improved customer experience throughout New Jersey,” said Tony Coscia, Amtrak Chairman of the Board. “The start of these station projects reflects our joint commitment to our customers to improve our stations, infrastructure, and the safety of our customers.”
“With Governor Murphy’s support, we are proud to finalize a new agreement with Amtrak that has not only resulted in projects along the Northeast Corridor advancing far more smoothly, but ensures that Amtrak is investing those dollars in New Jersey infrastructure improvements to benefit NJ TRANSIT customers,” said NJ TRANSIT President and CEO Kevin Corbett.
Trenton Transit Center will undergo replacement of damaged timber boards that are located past the yellow warning strip on the platform to improve customer safety. The work is set to take place throughout fall 2019 and early 2020.