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NJ Transit to borrow train cars from Maryland to ease overcrowding

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New Jersey Transit is set to borrow train cars from Maryland to ease overcrowding.

The agency will lend the Maryland Transit Administration an unused locomotive in exchange for 10 rail cars. 

The cars are expected to arrive in the coming weeks and be deployed around the rail lines as needed.

NJ Transit also approved paying an outside engineering firm $2 million to review and upgrade its rail car maintenance systems.

Also, Elizabeth is moving closer to getting a new rail station. NJ Transit's board approved reconstruction plans Tuesday at its meeting.The plans feature new inbound and outbound station buildings, longer platforms, and improvements to ADA access, security, and communications.

The total project cost is estimated to be about $71 million and scheduled to finish in summer 2022.

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