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NJ Transit one step closer to opening Newark City Subway extension


Yesterday, New Jersey Transit reopened a road that’s been closed for 18 months, marking a major milestone in the agency’s Newark City Subway extension project. The street was torn up while NJ Transit built an 850-foot subway tunnel beneath the road.

Scheduled to be complete in 2006, the extension will connect NJ Transit’s Newark Division and the Northeast Corridor with the Morris & Essex Line, and its MidTOWN Direct and Hoboken service.

The project includes five new stations to serve the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Riverfront Stadium, Newark Museum and Broad Street area businesses.

The Newark City Subway currently provides more than 18,000 daily passenger trips with 12 stops between Newark Penn Station and Grove Street in Bloomfield. NJ Transit officials estimate the extended line will provide an additional 7,000 to 10,000 daily passenger trips within several years.

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