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TRAVEL ADVISORY - PATH HARRISON STATION NEW YORK-BOUND PLATFORM EXTENSION OPENS TOMORROW, APRIL 22, AT 11 A.M.

Date: Apr 21, 2015
Press Release Number: 50-2015

Change is part of ongoing construction of new PATH’s Harrison rail station

Beginning at 11 a.m. tomorrow, a new section of the Harrison PATH station’s eastbound platform for trains headed toward New York will open. Commuters boarding the train to Jersey City or New York will make a left onto the platform’s east end, while the area to the right of the doors will close for construction work on that end of the station. On the westbound side, this changeover will occur in early May.  At that time, Newark-bound trains will stop further west of the platform level doors.

PATH is replacing the nearly 80-year-old depot with a state-of-the-art, gleaming glass-and-steel station with modernized amenities. Extending the station platforms allows construction to begin on new station entryways.

This $256 million project will feature new glass-enclosed, weather-protected station entrances; modern elevators, widened stairs and escalator access to both platforms. Additionally, the platforms will be extended to accommodate longer, 10-car trains on the Newark–WTC line. The new station is being constructed alongside a broader redevelopment plan put forth by the officials in Harrison, which includes mixed-use commercial and residential development, the Red Bull Arena soccer stadium and enhanced public spaces.

This project will create 1,080 jobs, $72 million in wages and $344 million in economic activity.

To see the new PATH Harrison Station progress update, visit https://youtu.be/-nLjL7k-jg4. To keep up to date on this and other projects on the PATH system, sign up for PATH alerts, follow us on Twitter or check out our website, www.panynj.gov/path.

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