Amtrak: ‘No interest’ in N.J.-N.Y. tunnel

November 12, 2010

In the wake of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — his state beset with financial woes — canceling a proposed $10 billion rail tunnel under the Hudson River linking New Jersey and New York City, word spread that New Jersey Transit and Amtrak had opened talks to fund and build the tunnel. 

As reported by, Amtrak issued a statement Nov. 11 that “We’re no longer interested in this project. There were exploratory talks going on with NJT. The talks have stopped. That was commuter rail, and we are interested in intercity rail projects.”