The 120-year-old rail Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal at Liberty State Park is set to officially reopen today. Bob Martin, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner, will join state and local officials for an opening ceremony at 1pm.
The terminal was closed after sustaining significant flood damage from Hurricane Sandy. An $18 million restoration project soon followed to repair structural and electrical damage at the historic terminal.
Once the largest rail hub in the NYC metro area, the terminal halted operations after the Central Railroad of New Jersey filed for bankruptcy in 1967. In the early 20th century, the terminal saw peak ridership of 30,000-50,000 passengers daily.