The Waiting Room at the Hoboken Terminal will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 29, announced New Jersey Transit on Friday.
Construction crews power washed the walls, replaced heaters and heater motors, electrical panels, outlets and wiring, and the floors were stripped and sealed.
Remaining work includes cleaning, refinishing and resetting benches and other affected woodwork, to be performed in the near future, NJ Transit announced.
The waiting room sustained extenstive damage during Sandy and has been closed since the storm.
The Waiting Room was closed on December 19. NJ Transit's announcement explained:
At the height of Hurricane Sandy, Hudson River flooding immersed the entire terminal in at least five feet of water. When the water receded, six to eight inches of mud and debris were left behind. Flooding damaged all areas of the main concourse, including the ticket office, customer service office, station operations, transportation operations, vendors and the food court.
Since December 19, 2012, the Hoboken Terminal waiting room has been closed, after NJ TRANSIT Rail Operations and environmental consultants conducted a post-hurricane assessment of the terminal and determined additional remediation work was required to address mold growth. In response, NJ TRANSIT hired remediation contractors to address mold issues throughout the terminal.