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"PATH upgrading stations to tune of $200 million"
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"The improvements include:
* Expanding platforms along the Newark to World Trade Center line to accommodate 10-car trains, which will allow an additional 400 passengers per trip.
* Replacing the hard-to-hear loudspeaker system.
* Posting new, clearer signs and maps, enabling passengers to reach their destinations more quickly and easily.
* Adding new seating, lighting and flooring that officials say will make the wait in stations safer, more comfortable and visually appealing.
* Posting colorful murals featuring local landmarks at several PATH stations to cover the dirty, pale-colored walls."
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"Big boost for Harrison
The Harrison station will undergo perhaps the most extensive overhaul of any in the PATH system, officials say. Sleek, glass-and-steel covered pavilions will replace the current, aging cantilevered-roofs that do not cover the boarding platform.
The $138 million remodeled station will provide more room for passengers who typically squeeze for a seat within the cramped quarters, or go outside and deal with the stifling heat or freezing cold.
The station has a closet-sized indoor waiting area with a bench that typically fills up in the wintertime during rush hour, or following a game at the new Red Bulls soccer stadium across the street.
The aging brick walls are beset with cracks and stains, as well as a small leak. A small, partially enclosed area has a space-heater-like system that riders say is not nearly enough.
"I think it looks crappy," Carey Glen of Maplewood said of the Harrison station. "It's more like a shanty. There's no room for anything, and it's desolate at night. It's not taken care of."
The modern look of the new station is expected to accommodate the area's planned residential and commercial developments as well as the Red Bull Arena, officials say.
"Mass transit over 40 years or so has continued to evolve, and you see train stations across the country are continuing to evolve," Baroni said. "We're doing the same with the PATH stations."