A new train station is coming to Newark, DE.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held to mark the commencement of construction of the future Newark Regional Transportation Center.
The new station, a $26 million investment, will be a transportation hub that will include a wheelchair accessible platform, improved safety, and expanded parking lot.
“Not too long ago I was on the Northeast Regional that stops here in Newark and it is striking to see passengers get off and literally walk across the tracks,” said U.S. Senator Chris Coons, D-Delaware, in a Philadelphia Business Journal article. “Tracks, whereas as you’ll see any moment, relatively high-speed rail zips up and down the Northeast Corridor. This will get fixed and this will get fixed because of a long-term collaborative effort between all of us.”
The new transportation hub will increase mobility throughout the state of Delaware and the 11 county region of Greater Philadelphia.