CONSTRUCTION BEGINS FOR $150 MILLION MEADOWLANDS RAIL STATION
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Construction has commenced for the $150 million Meadowlands Rail Station located in East Rutherford. Designed by Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.-based DMR Architects, the project is part of The Meadowlands Railroad and Roadway Improvement Project, a multi-agency effort to provide better mass transportation access to the New Jersey Meadowlands Sports & Entertainment Complex, which is currently under construction. The train station will allow passengers to travel from northern New Jersey, Midtown Manhattan and Long Island through the Secaucus Junction Transfer Station to the new stadium, as well as Meadowlands Xanadu, a $1.3 billion entertainment and office complex also under construction in the area. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is overseeing the project, which is scheduled for a June 2009 completion.