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NJ Transit proceeds with Penn, South Amboy station projects


Yesterday, the New Jersey Transit board approved contracts for two station projects.

NJ Transit awarded an $11.8 million contract to Yonkers Contracting Co. Inc. to construct a new entrance at New York Penn Station. To be located at 7th Avenue and 31st Street, the entrance will enable passengers to bypass the main entrance and directly access the NJ Transit concourse.

Scheduled to open in mid-2008, the entrance will feature ADA-compliant elevators, escalators and stairs connecting to the NJ Transit concourse, as well as new lighting, signage, train display information and a public-address system.

The board also approved site preparation and platform construction contracts for the South Amboy Station modernization project. Once complete in 2009, the station will feature a 1,000-foot center island high-level platform with canopies, climate-controlled shelters, a pedestrian overpass, ticket office, restrooms, and new signage and lighting.

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