New rail tunnel may replace canceled ARC project

STATEWIDE — Amtrak has been planning a tunnel that would follow the same route as the Access to the Region’s Core (ARC) tunnel from Hudson County to New York City that Gov. Chris Christie canceled last year, the Star-Ledger reported Sunday.
Trains would run through Secaucus, under the Hudson River, and connect to new tracks in an expanded Penn Station.
The project, being called the “Gateway” tunnel, would allow eight more Amtrak trains and 13 more NJ Transit trains per hour to take the route, as opposed to 25 more NJ Transit trains that ARC would have allowed.

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