Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and a bevy of politicians gathered today at the Harrison PATH station for a groundbreaking. The aging original station, ill-suited to serve the growing city of Harrison, is being replaced by four new glass and steel headhouses. When it opens in 2017, the new station will accommodate the new 10-car PATH trains and the area’s increasing ridership needs. A key stop on the Newark-World Trade Center PATH line, the station also serves the popular Red Bull Arena.
“Investment to modernize the 105-year-old PATH rail system has been a vital Port Authority priority in recent years and replacing the aging Harrison station is a cornerstone of our efforts,’’ said Port Authority Chairman David Samson. “It is essential that we continue efforts to enhance mass-transit ridership in our congested region, with our new PATH trains, updated stations and computerized track signal equipment.’’
“As commuter ridership and transportation needs grow, we must continue to make necessary infrastructure modernization investments,” said Governor Christie. The Harrison Station is being designed by Dattner Architects / Parsons Brinckerhoff Joint Venture.