NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — NJ TRANSIT is moving forward with plans to find a higher, dryer place to store its trains in anticipation of any future storm-related flooding.

The transit agency said it is coming up with a way to redesign its existing county yard facility along the Northeast Corridor, south of New Brunswick, to turn it into a train storage and re-inspection facility, WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reported.

Executive Director Jim Weinstein said NJ TRANSIT already has a deal with Conrail to use the Linden yard.

The yard redesign will also bring more efficiency to the train system, according to Weinstein. “It’s gonna eliminate the crossing traffic from county, onto the corridor in the morning.  And that basically goes to spacing of trains.  And if you can improve spacing that means you can move more efficiently and quickly.”

Weinstein said NJ TRANSIT is still waiting for up to $400 million in insurance money from damage during Hurricane Sandy.

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