Restoring the Lackawanna Cut-off to Scranton

The Lackawanna Cut-off Restoration Project is an effort by Amtrak and the Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Rail Authority to restore the old Lackawanna Cut-off. NJ Transit is currently working to restore service to Andover, but Amtrak has proposed service between New York City and Scranton with several stops in between.

Proposed stations:

Scranton, PA
Tobyhanna, PA
Pocono Mountain, PA
Analomink, PA
East Stroudsburg, PA
Delaware Water Gap, PA
Blairstown, NJ
Andover, NJ

The line would be NJ Transit’s Montclair-Boonton and Morristown Lines. Riders would also be able to get to New York City via NJ Transit. Amtrak has also expressed a desire to run service between New York City and Scranton and would utilize this line.

At this point, funding is needed to continue finishing laying the rail in New Jersey to get it to the Pennsylvanian border. In Pennsylvania, one of the top priorities is building the necessary stations and other infrastructure to support passenger rail. Contact your leaders.