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New NJ Transit station planned for Northeast Corridor rail line

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[float=left]post-5097-0-10737800-1357824463_thumb.jpg[/float]NJ Transit has plans for a "flyover" track and a new train station in North Brunswick to improve on-time performance and commuting choices on the Northeast Corridor — North America’s busiest rail line.

The projects would be done in conjunction with North Brunswick’s plans to turn the old Johnson & Johnson complex on Route 1 into a residential-and-retail development centered around transit. In addition, Amtrak plans to upgrade electrical wiring and signals on a straight, high-speed section of the Northeast Corridor from New Brunswick to just south of Trenton known as "The Raceway."

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Seems like a great plan!

 

 

EDIT: So THAT'S what those signs were doing when I visited in July...

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Is it near NJ-18?

nope But they should cut jersey city first that station is useless. Or not bother with a flyover point.

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nope But they should cut jersey city first that station is useless. Or not bother with a flyover point.

Assuming you mean Jersey Ave, the plan is to HOPEFULLY have the North Brunswick Station replace Jersey Ave Station, however that is a pretty busy station (1000+ boardings daily), its just the PRR built it as an experimental park-n-ride facility, so no serious investments were ever made towards a "REAL" full mainline station. However this flyover has been in the planning for years and YES it is ESSENTIAL for any kind of Peak service in the Middle Zone to expand in the future wether Jersey Ave closes or not, both yards in Morrisville as well as the JA yard are at capacity so the flyover is needed regardless. 

 
 
 
 
 

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Assuming you mean Jersey Ave, the plan is to HOPEFULLY have the North Brunswick Station replace Jersey Ave Station, however that is a pretty busy station (1000+ boardings daily), its just the PRR built it as an experimental park-n-ride facility, so no serious investments were ever made towards a "REAL" full mainline station. However this flyover has been in the planning for years and YES it is ESSENTIAL for any kind of Peak service in the Middle Zone to expand in the future wether Jersey Ave closes or not, both yards in Morrisville as well as the JA yard are at capacity so the flyover is needed regardless. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then why not increase yard capacity

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Then why not increase yard capacity

Morrisville Yard takes up all the land that NJT owns. The plans for a flyover also include an expanded midline yard. In addition, Amtrak plans to up there speed in NJ to around or should I say DESIRES to increase their speed limits through the area which will in turn kill some of the slots that the 3700's use currently to get from tracks 1 to 4.

 
 
 
 
 

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