BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield's long neglected train station is getting a facelift due to the work and funding from the Bloomfield Center Alliance. The project, which is being done by professional contractors, will take up to five weeks.
The most visible work during the initial phase of work will include removal of ivy that has grown up the walls and along the front of the train station. Contractors will also restore the iconic canopy over the main entrance. The canopy has been removed for these repairs. Painting the windows and doorways with artwork is also planned.
“On behalf of the Bloomfield Township Council, I would like to thank the BCA for providing this repair work. We look forward to the complete restoration of Bloomfield’s train station in the near future,” said Mayor Michael Venezia. “These structural and cosmetic improvements will revitalize our train station and complement other roadwork, parking, and landscaping restoration efforts to help local businesses thrive, and make Bloomfield a shopping destination in our area.
The area will be a constructions zone. Fencing will be in place to keep pedestrians off of the walkways near the work area.
“We are pleased that the booming redevelopment of Bloomfield will accompany this beautification of this historic train station,” said BCA Director Ollyn Lettman. “The BCA is grateful for the support we have received from the Mayor and Council, as well as our dedicated staff and volunteers. When this project is completed, the Bloomfield Train Station will be a model for beautiful urban train stations, and be enjoyed more completely by the more than 1,100 patrons who commute from this station daily.”