PORT JERVIS – MTA Metro-North Railroad, Monday, announced that work to improve Port Jervis station, the terminus of the West of Hudson Port Jervis Line, is moving ahead with site preparation completed and demolition nearly done.
The project is part of the 2015-19 capital program and station investments and will make the Port Jervis station the first along the Port Jervis Line to have a high-level platform in place.
Communications and signal projects on the Port Jervis Line to support Positive Train Control were also completed last month with the cab signaling put into service for the 60-mile entirety of the line.
“Metro-North is happy to deliver on the commitment the MTA and I made to the community to invest in safety and capital improvements for our West of Hudson customers,” President Cathy Rinaldi said. “The Port Jervis Station upgrades will provide a more modernized, usable space that will thoroughly enhance the customer experience.”
Work is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Improvements include a high-level platform to help with better boarding, a new ramp for an improved ADA experience, canopy and passenger shelter with art components to enhance user experience. Parking lot improvements will include a new sidewalk and curbing along the new station. Pay meters and ticket vending machines will be relocated for more convenient access.
“The elevated platform will not only ease access on and off the trains for commuters but will now provide for those with accessibility needs,” said Major Kelly Decker. “The new station will be highly visible and accessible to visitors looking to shop our city’s downtown business district, hit the Watershed Hiking and Biking Trails, visit historical sites or enjoy the scenic Delaware River; all within walking distance.”