PATH Harrison Station

Harrison
Photo © Pavel Bendov
Photo © Pavel Bendov
Photo © Pavel Bendov
Photo © Pavel Bendov
Photo © Pavel Bendov
Architects
Dattner Architects
Location
Harrison
Year
2018
Client
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Team
WSP (JV Partner)

The first new PATH station in New Jersey in over 20 years, PATH Harrison is a major stop on the Newark—WTC commuter rail line owned and operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ). The contemporary, sustainable new station replaces the original station built in 1938, which could no longer meet the ridership needs. Anchoring the city’s urban center, the station serves as a catalyst for further mixed-use development in this growing neighborhood.

To enhance the customer experience and provide the level of service this growing area needed, PANYNJ commissioned the design and construction this new, modern station. PATH Harrison features best-in-class amenities, glass-enclosed weather-protected station entrances, modern elevators, widened stairs, new escalators, and new platforms—significantly enhancing public access to the elevated railway.

The station houses flank a major boulevard, are adjacent to the professional soccer stadium, and are surrounded by new residential and commercial properties. Designed to PANYNJ Sustainable Building Guidelines (SBG), the station is seeking LEED Silver and is sited in response to Post-Sandy FEMA projections for flood elevation.

A critical component of the Harrison Waterfront Redevelopment Plan, the new station responds to passenger needs, accommodates the new 10-car PATH trains, and reflects PANYNJ’s commitment to quality. All these elements contribute to the City of Harrison’s visual identity while increasing its capacity in response to anticipated growth in ridership.

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