Monday, February 12, 2018




Construction of new Port Jervis train station welcome news for mayor

A handicapped accessible platform will mean no longer having to climb steps to board a train

PORT JERVIS – The phrase “if they build it, they will come,” attributed erroneously to the movie Field of Dreams, has some validity for the City of Port Jervis. But, as Mayor Kelly Decker says, they are already coming.

Metro-North and Senator John Bonacic have committed to spending $4 million to build a new station for the last stop on the Port Jervis Line and Decker said it will be well used.

“This station is actually the closest station to both the big venues of Sullivan County, within Orange County, and also what we are doing here between our brewery, our hiking and biking trails, the potential for the water park to be created in the next year or so as well as our D&H Canal and our railroad, we are on the move,” the mayor saidsaid.

Decker said the Army Corps of Engineers is expected to be releasing for public comment the permits to construct the waterpark on the Delaware River off Port Jervis.


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