New York Construction Report staff writer
A $49 million renovation is in the works for New Brunswick Train Station in New Jersey. Work will include extending and replacing passenger platforms, rehabilitating escalators and elevators, installing energy-efficient lighting, and upgrading heating and air-conditioning systems, in addition to other internal and external projects.
“New Brunswick Train Station is just one piece of the $814 million dedicated to rail station upgrades as part of the FY2023 budget – expanding access to affordable public transportation for all New Jerseyans, regardless of income or zip code,” said Governor Phil Murphy.
The Middlesex County Improvement Authority (MCIA) will project manage the renovations of the station on behalf of the County and NJ TRANSIT, including design and construction.
NJ TRANSIT will provide technical assistance, procure and manage an engineering and design firm, retain construction services, and have review and approval rights throughout the project. MCIA is currently in the process of preparing the scope for the project, which will focus on enhancements to the station and customer experience.
“Our fiscally responsible and forward-looking investments will further solidify the city’s reputation as a pivotal crossroads, not just as a geographic center point in the heart of New Jersey, but as a place where residents, students, medical professionals, and internationally renowned companies continue to congregate for generations to come,” Murphy said.
“Officials at all levels of New Jersey government are working in lockstep to help the Hub City achieve its full potential as an economic powerhouse and destination.”
Officials agree the upgraded and enhanced New Brunswick station will be pivotal in amplifying economic activity in the heart of New Jersey.
“This train station is a daily reminder of our long and rich history as a transit hub,” said New Brunswick Mayor Jim Cahill. “These upgrades being announced today will ensure that New Brunswick will continue to be recognized as a critical component in statewide and regional transportation and will serve as the perfect complement to our world-class facilities like the Jack and Cheryl Morris Cancer Pavilion and the New Jersey Innovation and Technology Hub.”