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May 23, 2024

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Malinowski Addressing Media
About Hudson River Tunnel

Newly-elected Congressman Tom Malinowski addressing the media in New York City at Penn Station after traveling on the Amtrak train from Metropark in NJ. The trip was organized by Governor Murphy in order to inspect the Hudson River Tunnel which was built in 1910.  (Photo by James Dombrowski) 

Congressman Tom Malinowski addressed the importance of a new train tunnel under the Hudson River connecting New Jersey and Manhattan; one of the most travelled train lines in America.  The Northeast Corridor Tunnel which carries both Amtrak, NJ Transit, and millions of freight trains was built in 1910. Congressman Malinowski came to the inspection very prepared as the importance of train travel between NJ and Manhattan is critical to the residents of NJ. Tom, a Rhodes Scholar graduating from Oxford, did his homework before taking part in the ride. The Congressman told the Post Eagle that after do some research on the tunnel,  he found some train schedules prior to the tunnel construction dating back to the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. At that time, the train needed to stop on the NJ side of the Hudson River and board a ferry over the Hudson River. The time it took to do this from his seventh district has not improved greatly. A new tunnel is needed to be constructed. “We need to improve train travel in America. I know the culture of train travel in America is very different than Europe but improvements are critical to the New Jersey economy,” noted Congressman Malinowski. 

By James Dombrowski (Photos and Text)