PENNSAUKEN, N.J. (CBS) – Officials at New Jersey Transit have approved the second half of a federally funded project that will, when complete, link the popular River Line light rail service with the not-so-popular Atlantic City-to-Philadelphia rail line.

The $32-milllion project is set to open up in early 2013.  And when it does, riders will be able to transfer between those two lines where they intersect in Pennsauken, according to New Jersey Transit spokeswoman Courtney Carroll.

“We’ll have high level platforms. There’ll be stairs and elevators, customer amenities, passenger communications, and all that good stuff,” along with parking for almost 300 cars, she told KYW Newsradio today.

It’s hoped that 1,100 people a day will use the new station over its first two years of operation.

The River Line, with 20 stops between Camden and Trenton, has become quite popular while the train to the casinos has been underutilized for some time.

Reported by David Madden, KYW Newsradio 1060

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