Fox announces more parking and
security added at Hamilton train station
Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox announced today that more than 300 parking spaces have been added to the overcrowded parking lot at NJ TRANSIT's Hamilton train station on Sloan Avenue.
Fox, who also serves as chairman of the NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors, said cameras and weekday patrols, as well as new lighting and signage, have been added to bolster security at the station.
"Since its opening in February 1999, Hamilton station has become very popular with commuters heading into New York City," Fox said. "With the increased usage, two problems have arisen that needed attention: parking and security. I want to thank Mayor Gilmore and his staff for their cooperation and assistance in helping us address these issues.
Fox said parking at NJ TRANSIT stations is one of the agency's major challenges. Demand for public transit has increased markedly, especially in the post-September 11 environment. "We need to do everything humanly possible to make using the trains convenient and safe for commuters," the Commissioner added.
Fox said a stone-covered lot was created to accommodate approximately 260 parking spaces for monthly pass holders. In addition, re-striping the existing lot created 70 general parking spaces.
Two closed-circuit TV cameras have been installed on the station clock tower and a security detail will patrol the lot on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Municipal police will patrol the lot on evenings and weekends.