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Ridgewood Station Rehabilitation

Getting on the train to accessibility

  • 1400+

    Riders Daily

  • $23M

    Construction value

  • New

    Landmark

  • Ridgewood, New Jersey

    Ridgewood, New Jersey

Revamping Ridgewood Station platforms to promote the ADA and support persons with disabilities

Since the establishment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990, public places have been revamped and redesigned to support persons with disabilities. But in Ridgewood, New Jersey, passengers still had to climb the steps of arriving trains when boarding. This was a problem.

The solution was new platforms. Our design replaced three low-level platforms with a high-level center, an inbound high-level side, and two elevators. We took community sightline concerns into consideration when we placed the new features—to the north where they wouldn’t obstruct view of or across the station. The new canopies and shelters were designed to incorporate the California-Mission style architecture of the existing station, and we improved lighting and passenger amenities including variable message signs—delivering the timely train information commuters need.

The station building was also rehabilitated, with a new ticket booth and ADA compliant restrooms, and the parking lot was landscaped. To accommodate the improvements, two of the three mainline tracks needed to be relocated to the west. With these upgrades, passengers can get up to the platforms and move directly onto the trains—stairs optional.

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Stuart Lerner, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer - North America

As a frequent user of all forms of transportation, I have a great appreciation for the evolution of transportation and how it will be sustainable for the next generation.
Stuart Lerner Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer - North America Read More

Steven Yuen, Structural Engineer

The unknown is usually the most challenging and enjoyable, which is why I’m open to learning something new every day.

Stuart Lerner

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer - North America

Steven Yuen

Structural Engineer

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