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NJ Transit marks 80 years of service at Newark Penn Station
New Jersey Transit officials earlier this week celebrated the 80th anniversary of Newark Penn Station, which appears on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The station is a hub for various commuter-rail lines, the Newark Light Rail and Amtrak lines.
When it opened in 1935, the station provided an express train from New York City to Philadelphia, as well as various bus lanes and taxis. Other rail service came later in 1937.
"Newark Penn Station has played a vital role in New Jersey’s public transportation and mass transit system since its doors first opened,” said Jamie Fox, transportation commissioner and NJ Transit chairman, in a statement. "We will continue to invest in public transportation and ensure that Newark Penn Station remains a prominent part of the tri-states’ transportation network for another 80 years."
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