This transportation hub will soon get a needed upgrade with construction set to begin in 2017 on a $50 million station and track project. UD and its partners expect a new station will bring new riders and serve as an anchor for its 272-acre STAR Campus, an environment designed to serve as another sort of hub, linking academic research and innovation with industry.
Currently most of the ridership leaves Newark in the mornings, as local residents commute to Wilmington or Philadelphia via the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) regional rail. Mark Tudor, who oversees the project for the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) looks forward to a reversal. Read more.