Mass Transit Tunnel under Hoboken
Over 100 feet beneath North Hoboken
Four years ago, the trans-Hudson rail tunnel project was born – to help alleviate the commuter congestion heading to and from Manhattan. This new two-track tunnel, along with various new stations – is expected to double commuter capacity by the time it’s complete sometime in 2017 (probably closer to 2020 the way construction delays happen these days).
The nearly $10 billion dollar project has had (or still has) several names. The Trans Hudson Express (or THE Tunnel), Access to the Regions Core (or the ARC Tunnel) as well as simply “Mass Transit Tunnel.”
Meeting in Hoboken on June 30th
Call the project whatever you want, but part of this tunnel will travel under North Hoboken, and be between 100′ and 150′ beneath street level. Because of this, NJ Transit needs to obtain permission from the NJ DEP to get an easement beneath what will eventually become parkland at 1600 Park Ave.
There will be a public scoping meeting tomorrow, June 30th from 6pm to 8pm at the Multi-Service Center at 2nd and Grand Streets.
SEE ORIGINAL 2007 POST AFTER THE JUMP…
Used to be called THE Tunnel
This is old news, but wanted to create a discussion placeholder for it, since the tunnel will be built underneath the north end of Hoboken, by the Cove in between our town and Weehawken. Scheduled to start construction in two years, expected completion by 2016 (who will still be here?).
In reality, does this project really have any impact on our city?
Here’s the site for you to peruse: