NJ Transit is beginning construction of a new Elizabeth train station and platform extension project on the Northeast Corridor.
The agency advises customers to begin seeing impacts related to the construction in the coming weeks including the temporary closure of the Track 1 staircase and sections of the platforms. The agency will temporarily close sections of both platforms and the Track 1 staircase located on the East Broad Street side at Elizabeth Station beginning on or about Monday, Sept. 30, and continuing for several months.
“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,’’ Transit President and CEO Kevin Corbett said. “This project demonstrates NJ Transit’s commitment to preserving our rail stations as valuable assets for the communities we serve.”
The construction at the Elizabeth rail station will feature new inbound and outbound station buildings, longer platforms for additional boarding capacity as well as improvements to Americans with Disabilities Act access, security and communications systems and improvements to the customer experience.
During this renovation phase, Transit advises customers to 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.