One last permit keeps planned Andover, New Jersey train station off track

June 14, 2016

By Bruce A. Scruton, New Jersey Herald

ANDOVER TOWNSHIP — It has been a quarter-century since the idea was broached to rebuild the Lackawanna Cutoff to bring commuter rail service to southern Sussex County, on through to Warren County and across the Delaware River to Pennsylvania.Website Insert Out of the Box Thinking copy

The first step, a station in Andover, is just one final environmental permit away. A permit which, at this point in time, can be obtained only if NJ Transit gets a landowner’s permission to go on his property to replace a culvert that a computer model says could slow down flood waters but if it were to fail would flood the proposed train station property downstream.

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