Agencies Invite Public to Learn About Recommended Route for the Hudson Tunnel Project.( Federal Railroad Administration )

Route utilizes previous studies, will serve Penn Station

Public meeting scheduled in New Jersey 

WASHINGTON—The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and NJ TRANSIT invites the public to learn more about their recommendation for the Hudson Tunnel Project at the public meeting in New Jersey on Nov. 10, 2016. During the meeting, the public will be able to learn more about the recommendation (Preferred Alternative) and the Environmental Impact Statement for the project. The Preferred Alternative for the Hudson Tunnel Project recommends construction of a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River and rehabilitation of the existing tunnel.

The Preferred Alternative identifies a specific route that includes two new tracks extending from the Northeast Corridor in Secaucus, N.J., continuing in a tunnel beneath the Palisades, and beneath the Hudson River. From there, it will connect to the existing approach tracks that lead into New York’s Penn Station. The recommendation also includes the rehabilitation of the existing North River Tunnel once the new tunnel is complete.

The new tunnel would be constructed first so that upon completion trains could be diverted from the existing tunnel to allow its rehabilitation. When the rehabilitation is complete, both the existing and new tunnels would be in service, providing redundant capability and increased operational flexibility for Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT.

The meeting will be held at Secaucus Junction Rail Station, at 4 p.m. EST. This is an opportunity for the public and stakeholders to learn and ask questions about the project developments and the Preferred Alternative. No formal presentations will be given. For more information, please visit

WHO:          The Federal Railroad Administration
NJ Transit
Members of the public

WHAT:          Opportunities for public to learn more about Hudson Tunnel Project

 Although there will be no formal presentations, project staff will be available to answer questions.


WHEN:         Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016
4 – 7 p.m. EST

WHERE:       Secaucus Junction Rail Station
Upper Level Long Hallway
County Road & County Avenue
Secaucus, N.J.