Signs of life for North Brunswick ‘transit village’ train stop on Route 1
NORTH BRUNSWICK — In the works for a decade and authorized more than four years ago, a train station has yet to arrive at the Main Street "transit village" along Route 1.
But every now and then, there's a sign that the project is not completely on the back burner.
According to North Brunswick Mayor Mac Womack, Middlesex County is set to announce on Saturday the contribution of $20 million toward the project, in addition to the state money approved in late March.
A "celebration" event is scheduled at The Green Turtle Sports Bar & Grille, one of the several businesses currently open at the Main Street development.
Attempts to contact Middlesex County and confirm details of the announcement were unsuccessful.
Womack said the final cost of the project is unknown because the full scope of the project is still up in the air.
Nancy Snyder, a spokeswoman for NJ Transit, said the project is in the "preliminary design phase." There's no firm date for completion, but "construction on a project of this size and complexity" typically takes 2 to 4 years, she said.
Womack said when the rail station eventually becomes a reality, North Brunswick will take a major environmentally-responsible step.
"We're going to be able to fill what is right now the largest gap in NJ Transit's Northeast Corridor," he said.
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