New Brunswick Train Station to undergo multimillion-dollar renovations
The train station in New Brunswick will be undergoing a major renovation effort after 119 years.
The $600 million New Jersey Innovation and Technology Hub will house the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, along with retail and tech companies. And right at the heart of it all along Easton Avenue will be the train station, which serves the Northeast Corridor.
The original station was built in 1903. It hasn’t kept pace with New Brunswick’s growth. It will now undergo a $50 million renovation.
“It’s not clean. Often the heating lamps outside don’t work. The rain gets in. The stairs are raggedy, they’re a tripping hazard. There’s people all over. It’s not well-kept at all,” says commuter Jeffrey Brown.
Other riders say they want to see extra security and additional ticket machines and ticket agents.
Under the renovation plan, the platforms will be extended and replaced. There will be new lighting, heating and air conditioning. Escalators and elevators will be upgraded, and there are plans for additional restrooms.
"This revitalized station will enhance accessibility, mobility, and the customer experience for thousands of Middlesex County residents who use this station every day,” New Jersey Transit president and CEO Kevin Corbett said in a statement.
The project will be fully funded by the state of New Jersey.