"We are getting closer and closer to the end of the construction phase," said NJ Transit spokesman John Durso. "The roof is on, the windows are going in, and lights on the platform and parking lot are all shining. However, there is still more work to be done, and we are expecting that the station will be completed and opened for customer use by this fall."
A 200-foot platform with a 60-foot canopy is ready for customers along the light-rail River Line, and two 300-foot-long, high-level platforms have been built on either side of the elevated Atlantic City Line tracks. Workers are putting in two sets of stairs and two elevators for passengers to access the two rail lines.
A 280-space parking lot in front of the station is still in the construction phase.
Local artist J. Kenneth Leap will install glass-encased art on the station facade to celebrate Pennsauken's history and the role of women in the community.
NJ Transit officials hope the station will boost ridership on the underused Atlantic City Line, which operates from Philadelphia with stops in Cherry Hill, Lindenwold, Atco, Hammonton, Egg Harbor City, and Absecon.
The River Line, which opened in 2004, makes 20 stops in towns along the Delaware River.
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