- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 21, 2016

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - A historic train terminal at a northern New Jersey state park is reopening following an $18 million makeover.

State and local officials plan to reopen the Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal building at Liberty State Park during a ceremony Wednesday afternoon.

The waterfront building was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012 and has been closed. Repairs to the building’s exterior were completed in 2014 along with an adjacent ferry slip.

The terminal in Jersey City was originally built 127 years ago. It operated for more than 60 years. An estimated 8 million immigrants took a ferry from Ellis Island to the terminal where they would take a train to their destination.

Nearly 300 trains serviced the terminal each day at its peak.

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