Well, some good trans-Hudson transit news. While yesterday saw the death of the 7-to-Secacus and the death of a construction worker working on the extension of the 7 Train, today brings with it a bit of good news for PATH riders. The derelict station in Harrison New Jersey is being replaced.
The project is designed in-house by the Port Authority, and it replaces the original station dating to 1936. Among the advantages is a longer platform, which will accommodate 10-car trains, instead of the typical eight-car models, helping to ease crowding as the corridor grows more popular—Jersey City, anyone? The project will cost $256 million
“The replacement of the aging PATH station at Harrison, along with the addition of 340 new rail cars, demonstrates the Board of Commissioners’ commitment to modernize the PATH system for the 76 million riders who use it each year,” said Port Authority Chairman David Samson. “The new station will be a centerpiece for Harrison’s revitalization and create over a thousand jobs and $344 million in economic activity.”