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NJ Transit Breaks Ground on New $31.5 Million Lyndhurst Train Station

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Lyndhurst NJ, Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin S. Corbett, and state and local officials today celebrated the groundbreaking for construction of a new, ADA-accessible train station in Lyndhurst.  The new facility, thanks to $30.9 Million provided by the state’s partners at the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), replaces a station more than a century old and will be located at the intersection of Delafield Avenue and Court avenues, a more convenient location closer to the commuter parking lot.

“When this station is completed, residents of Lyndhurst and the surrounding area will have a brand-new, ADA-accessible facility that will benefit them for generations to come,” said Governor Phil Murphy. “Our public transit infrastructure is a priority and we will continue to invest in it and modernize mass transit across New Jersey.”

“The new Lyndhurst station, a vital link in our Bergen County Rail network, will retain the best design elements of its 107-year-old predecessor while meeting modern standards and greatly improving access for all customers,” said NJDOT Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti. “With this facility upgrade and other improvements throughout our system, NJ TRANSIT will be poised to serve commuters for decades to come.”

“Today, we celebrate the beginning of construction work on a new rail station that will not only enhance accessibility, mobility and the customer experience for Bergen County residents who use Lyndhurst Station, it will support the State’s economic recovery and drive economic growth as we come out of the pandemic,” said NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin S. Corbett. “It also represents just one of many station enhancement projects advancing through our Five-Year Capital Plan, including ongoing work at Newark Penn Station, Hoboken Terminal, Elizabeth Station, Perth Amboy, New Brunswick and North Brunswick, and many others that will similarly improve accessibility and reliability, enhance comfort, and help us prepare for and accommodate future growth.”

“With the Township of Lyndhurst obtaining a new world class train station to benefit our residents and ease commuting to Manhattan and other metropolitan areas, I am thrilled that our long-standing efforts and lobbying with NJ TRANSIT have come to fruition,” said Lyndhurst Mayor Robert Giangeruso.  “This new train station is critical in building smart growth infrastructure and is key to ensuring a prosperous future for Lyndhurst while also enhancing the quality of life of our residents.”

“I applaud Governor Murphy and his administration for their commitment to reinvesting in transportation infrastructure,” said Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco. “This new train station will have a transformational impact for the residents of South Bergen and I look forward to continue working with the State, NJ Transit, and our federal partners as we strive towards building a more connected Bergen County.”

“Thank you to Governor Murphy, NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin Corbett, and NJ TRANSIT Board Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scacetti for prioritizing the Lyndhurst Station project,” said Bergen County Building and Construction Trades Council President Rick Sabato. “This will create good jobs for our members while also providing commuters with a modern, ADA-accessible station. It is a win-win for everyone.”

The station building is designed to replicate the historic style of the Lyndhurst neighborhood and will include ADA accessible platforms, new stairs, four elevators, lighting, canopies, communications and closed-circuit TV. NJ TRANSIT’s Board of Directors approved a construction contract for $18.5 million for the project last year. Six firms bid on the project, with the contract going to Anselmi & Decicco, Inc. of Maplewood, NJ.

The ADA accessible parking lot will be located next to the new station on the property owned by the Township under a lease agreement between the township and NJ TRANSIT. The station, located on the Main Line, pre-COVID 19 served an average of approximately 1,000 weekday passenger trips.

4 thoughts on “NJ Transit Breaks Ground on New $31.5 Million Lyndhurst Train Station

  1. As more companies see the benefits of remote workers, the state pisses away more money on public transportation projects that will never be used at the projected capacities.
    How about filling the pot holes on Route 80 with our money from the inflated gasoline tax you morons voted for in Trenton.

  2. What about Bergen county repaving the roads in the Village of Ridgewood. Most of the roads in the Village are in terrible shape. We’ve been waiting five years for Bergen county to repave Ackerman Avenue., Look up Goffle Road .

  3. Linwood from Route 17 up to maple
    Is swiss cheese..wake up county road
    Weenies

    Take that sycamore tree in the roadway down by the stream

    Its roots creates a dangerous unpaveable roadway

    Open your eyes county and Village

    Our roads are crap

    No not hot patch chain gangs for the next 50 years..

    Home values going up..town property
    Taxes will soar since garage fiasco

  4. Wake up people.
    Ridgewood has gone from a “favored nation” town to an abused cash cow.

    Pay Up.
    Shut Up.
    Be Thankful for the Service “crumbs” thrown to you.

    I think they call this the “new normal”

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