Morristown train station renovations scheduled through September

Access to the front of the Morristown Station is closed during renovations. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Access to the front of the Morristown Station is closed during renovations. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
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Renovations continue at the Morristown train station. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Renovations continue at the Morristown train station. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

By Kevin Coughlin

Renovations that have shut down the entrance and upper parking lot at the Morristown train station are scheduled to continue into September 2016, according to NJ Transit’s website.

Repaving and underground utility work began in June, according to the site. The bus stop in front of the station has been relocated temporarily to the east end parking lot adjacent to the station building.

“The work at Morristown station is mostly complete and includes repaving the parking lot, installing additional drainage, rebuilding the front stairs and curbing around the station building,” NJ Transit spokesman Jim Smith told MorristownGreen.com on Thursday.

Because the $775,000 project includes federal funding, it is unaffected by the shutdown of construction jobs tied to the state Transportation Trust Fund, Smith said.

Remaining items include grading of a walkway in front of the station, the spokesman said.

From the transit agency:

Customers using the lower-level parking lot and the temporary bus stop should use the doors in the back of the station building for access inside the building. The waiting room hours are 4:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. and accessible only during those times.

The exterior stairway on the east end and the west end of the station or the elevator are available for access to the eastbound platform after 2 p.m.

For further information, please call NJ TRANSIT Customer Service at (973) 275-5555.

Renovations at the Morristown station are anticipated to continue through September 2016. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Renovations at the Morristown station are anticipated to continue through September 2016. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Access to the front of the Morristown Station is closed during renovations. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Access to the front of the Morristown Station is closed during renovations. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Renovations continue at the Morristown Station for summer 2016. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Renovations continue at the Morristown Station for summer 2016. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
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4 COMMENTS

  1. little late responding to this, and I agree. Morristown Train station is awesome! I only wish they would clean up the entire area. We live on Taft and my wife is afraid to walk down there.

  2. Most underutilized station in the state. Perfect spot to pick up a paper of get some coffee etc. This generate income for NJ transit, like the stations in Bernardsville and Gladstone.

  3. I really wish they utilized the back building and the side building across the tracks from Highlands. Would be perfect for cafe! They should lease it out…

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