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Work underway on rail station for Sussex County commuters

The station could mean relief to the thousands of commuters in Sussex County who are forced to drive to New York City because they don’t live close to a train station.

Chris Keating

Aug 7, 2023, 8:41 PM

Updated 318 days ago

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It may be a few years from completion, but the project to build a commuter rail station in Andover is in full effect.
The station could mean relief to the thousands of commuters in Sussex County who are forced to drive to New York City because they don’t live close to a train station. The location along Roseville Road in Andover is now under development.
The plan includes building the station, rehabbing the 111-year-old Roseville Tunnel and adding 8,000 feet of track.
Democratic Rep. Josh Gottheimer has been pushing to get this project moving.
“You’ve got in this area about 30,000 people who commute every day,” Gottheimer says. “My goal is to get this stop built in the next couple of years and get Amtrak and New Jersey Transit to get all the approvals to finally build it out.”
The project would link Sussex to New York City to the east, while continuing west into Scranton, Pennsylvania.
The nearest commuter stations currently for those who live in Sussex are located in Mount Olive or Mount Arlington, which can be a very long drive for those who live in Sussex.
There could be a major economic boost to surrounding towns like Andover and others along the line. Amtrak data suggests the area would see $87 million in added economic activity.


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