Construction has begun on the new Elizabeth train station and platform extension, New Jersey Transit announced Monday.
The project, which is expected to take several months, will affect users of the Northeast Corridor station in a variety of ways, including temporary closure of the Track 1 East Broad Street side staircase and portions of various platforms, NJ Transit said in a news release.
Full construction is expected to commence this fall.
“We appreciate our customers’ patience as we make these vital improvements, which are part of a $71 million project to completely modernize our Elizabeth station on the Northeast Corridor,” NJ Transit CEO and President Kevin Corbett said in a prepared statement. “This project demonstrates NJ Transit’s commitment to preserving our rail stations as valuable assets for the communities we serve.”
The project will create new inbound and outbound station buildings, longer platforms to increase boarding capacity and improvements to access, systems and more.
Due the construction, the station will not be ADA-accessible during overnight hours of 12:30-5 a.m. daily, NJ Transit noted.