Hawker Siddeley Andover
The Hawker Siddeley HS 780 Andover is a twin-engined turboprop military transport aircraft produced by Hawker Siddeley for the Royal Air Force, developed from the Avro-designed HS 748 airliner. The Andover was named after the Avro Andover, a biplane transport used by the RAF for medical evacuation between the first and second world wars; the Andover had a kneeling landing gear to make ramp loading easier. At the start of the 1960s the Royal Air Force issued a requirement for a medium tactical freighter and Avro started work on a military variant of the Rolls-Royce Dart-powered twin-engined Avro 748 airliner. Handley Page proposed a variant of the Handley Page Herald and both types were tested by the Air Force in February 1962 at Martlesham Heath in Suffolk. A prototype Avro 748 Srs 2 was used for the trials; the RAF decided to order a military variant of the 748, designated the Avro 780. It had a unique kneeling landing gear. In April 1963, the RAF ordered 31 aircraft as the Andover C.1 by the RAF.
The 748MF first flew from Woodford Aerodrome on 21 December 1963. The aircraft had larger four-bladed propellers than the 748, which required a greater distance between the engines and the fuselage, although the wingtips were reduced by 18 inches to maintain the same wingspan as the 748. A dihedral tailplane was fitted to keep it clear of the propeller slipstream; the first production Andover C.1 flew from Woodford on 9 July 1965 and the first four aircraft were used for trials and tests with Hawker Siddeley and the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment at Boscombe Down. Following a release to service in May 1966, the fifth production aircraft was delivered to No. 46 Squadron RAF at RAF Abingdon in June 1966. Subsequent RAF types are the Andover CC.2 VIP transport and Andover E.3 electronic calibration aircraft. The Andover C.1 was flown for the first time on 9 July 1965 and the first four examples were flown to RAF Boscombe Down for acceptance trials that year. The full contract of 31 aircraft were delivered to squadrons in Transport Command.
These were No. 46 Squadron RAF at RAF Abingdon and RAF Thorney Island, No. 52 Squadron RAF at RAF Seletar and No. 84 Squadron RAF at RAF Sharjah. There was a follow-on order placed with Hawker Siddeley for six aircraft as the CC.2, a version of the standard HS 748, these went to 21 Squadron at RAF Khormaksar. The squadron had these for six months before being disbanded; the aircraft were with 32 Squadron for over 18 years, including some time spent on detachment at RAF Bruggen. Three of the RAF Andovers continued to fly into the second decade of the 21st century, a C.1 with the Empire Test Pilots' School and one C.1 with the Heavy Aircraft Test Squadron of the Joint Test and Evaluation Group. The remaining aircraft was a modified C.1 converted for photo-reconnaissance, the Andover C.1, serial number XS596. The Royal New Zealand Air Force operated ten aircraft from 1976, acquired from the RAF while still new; these saw service with UN missions to Somalia and on the Iran-Iraq border and in disaster-relief work in the Pacific.
The type was retired from service in 1998. The main difficulty with the Andover's service in New Zealand was its limited range—1,000 nmi of Pacific Ocean separates New Zealand from its nearest neighbours. New Zealand's Andovers were purchased to replace the Bristol Freighter which had shorter range. Avro 748MF Prototype Avro 748 converted to military prototype which included an upswept rear fuselage and rear loading ramp and unique kneeling landing gear. Andover C. 1 First production series for 31 aircraft built. Andover C.1 Two C1 aircraft was converted for Photographic Reconnaissance duties. Andover CC.2 Not a variant of the cargo/transport Andover but a VIP transport version of the HS 748. Andover E. 3 / E. 3A Seven C. 1 aircraft were converted for airport nav aid calibration. Four aircraft were equipped with an inertial referenced flight inspection system and were designated E3; the other three aircraft didn’t have this equipment installed, were designated E3A. NATO One Royal Air Force aircraft was loaned to NATO and based at Oslo, Norway for use by the Commander Air Force North.
New ZealandRoyal New Zealand Air Force No. 1 Squadron RNZAF No. 42 Squadron RNZAFUnited KingdomRoyal Air Force No. 21 Squadron RAF used one aircraft in 1967 No. 32 Squadron RAF based at RAF Northolt used for VIP transport and communications work. No. 46 Squadron RAF based at RAF Abingdon and RAF Thorney Island operated Andovers between 1966 and 1970. No. 48 Squadron RAF based at RAF Changi used for VIP transport between 1969 and 1970 No. 51 Squadron RAF No. 52 Squadron RAF based at RAF Seletar and RAF Changi between March 1967 and December 1969 No. 60 Squadron RAF No. 84 Squadron RAF based at RAF Sharjah, operated Andovers from 1967 to 1971 in a search and rescue role in the Gulf area. No. 115 Squadron RAF based at RAF Brize Norton RAF Benson, operated Andovers from 1976 in the radio aids calibration role. No. 242 Operational Conversion Unit RAF Queen's Flight RAF Empire Test Pilots' School Royal Aircraft Establishment Hunting Aviation Military Flight Checking Unit Both former RAF and RNZAF aircraft were sold to civil operators in Africa.
As of July 2010 a total
Andover is a village in Henry County, United States. The population was 578 at the 2010 census, down from 594 in 2000. Andover is the oldest community in Henry County. Andover was the first area to be settled as a town within the county and the first mill was built in 1836-37. Andover some became a hub of wagon trails. Andover was founded in September, 1835 by the Reverend Ithamar Pillsbury, as an agent for the Andover Colony. Pillsbury, a corporal in the War of 1812 attached in the New Hampshire military, narrowly escaping death in the war which had convinced him to become a Presbyterian minister. Lars Paul Esbjörn, a Swedish Lutheran minister in the United States, a group of Swedish immigrants arrived in Andover during 1849. Together they built Jenny Lind Chapel, which became the "mother church" of the Swedish Lutheran community; the church was built with funding provided by the Swedish singer, Jenny Lind, while she was at that time on a concert tour in the eastern United States. The cemetery adjacent to the Chapel is the resting place of Jonas Swensson, the second president of the Augustana Synod.
After remodeling in 1948, Jenny Lind Chapel was dedicated as a shrine of the Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church. In 1975, Jenny Lind Chapel was declared to be a National Historic Site and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Andover is located at 41°17′42″N 90°17′26″W. According to the 2010 census, Andover has a total area of all land; as of the census of 2000, there were 594 people, 220 households, 174 families residing in the village. The population density was 594.8 people per square mile. There were 226 housing units at an average density of 226.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 98.48% White, 0.17% Native American, 0.84% Asian, 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.84% of the population. 27.8% were of Swedish, 26.8% German, 10.2% Irish, 7.7% English and 5.7% American ancestry according to Census 2000. There were 220 households out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.9% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 20.5% were non-families.
16.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.06. In the village, the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.7 males. The median income for a household in the village was $46,944, the median income for a family was $49,821. Males had a median income of $40,000 versus $26,625 for females; the per capita income for the village was $18,439. About 4.1% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.1% of those under age 18 and 17.8% of those age 65 or over. City of Andover Jenny Lind Chapel
Andover is a 2017 American science fiction romantic comedy written and directed by Scott Perlman, starring Jonathan Silverman, Jennifer Finnigan, Scout Taylor-Compton. The film had a limited theatrical release on May 4th in Los Angeles and Chicago and was released on Blu-ray, DVD, video-on-demand in the United States on July 17, 2018. A genetics professor's wife dies in a fire at her glass blowing studio, but he finds her brush with a few of her hairs in it, he and his grad student assistant make a clone of her. He keeps trying with slight changes to her environment, he becomes so obsessed with trying to make the perfect match that he doesn't realize that his assistant has fallen in love with him. The life insurance adjuster isn't convinced that she is dead; the lab assistant tries to clone the professor so she can have the person she loves, but he is unresponsive to her overtures. The professor is able to make a clone and have it raised by the girl's original parents. Sbe is identical to his wife.
He returns her to her parents. Meanwhile, the life insurance adjuster accuses the professor of faking his wife's death, offers to approve the claim on the condition that the professor gives him the $1,000,000 policy payout; the professor kills the adjuster clones him. He gets the clone drunk, calls the police on him, he gets to keep the payout. The professor and grad student reconnect and realize that they should be together, but they have to deal with the professor and his former wife's clones. Sure enough, the clones fall in love, we know they will be as happy as the professor and his wife were, and we know his lab assistant will be happy together too. Jonathan Silverman as Adam Slope Jennifer Finnigan as Dawn Slope Scout Taylor-Compton as Emma Richard Kind as Harold Beth Grant as Rebecca Richard Portnow as Shamus Trout Angela Kinsey as Helen Bai Ling as Professor Huan Steven Bauer as Father Gregory Thomas Q. Jones as Wyatt Scott Krinsky as Lester Shannon Makhanian was the casting director as well as one of the producers.
She cast the movie Brick, the directorial debut of Rian Johnson. Jonathan Lipnicki from Jerry Maguire does a cameo as a college student. Thomas Q. Jones the former running back from the Chicago Bears and Arizona Cardinals plays Dawn's ex-boyfriend Wyatt. Jonathan Silverman and Jennifer Finnigan are married in real life. Set in Andover, the movie was filmed in Los Angeles. Andover was shot in three weeks for under $300,000 under the SAG ultra-low-budget agreement. Several scenes were shot at Mountain View Cemetery in California. Andover had its world premiere; the US premiere was at The Orlando Film Festival and went on to screen at a number of other film festivals including the New Jersey Film Festival and the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival where Jennifer Finnigan won the Best Actor Award. Best Feature Film Audience Choice Award Best Actress Jennifer Finnigan Best Actor Jennifer Finnigan Richard Kind and Beth Grant were nominated for best supporting actor and actress at the Orlando Film Festival Scott Perlman was nominated for best director and best screenplay at the Orlando Film Festival Andover had a limited theatrical release and received mixed reviews from critics.
Ben Cahlamer from Electric Bento said "With Mr. Perlman’s deft hand and the child-like wonderment, Jonathan Silverman in the lead, you can be assured that Andover is unlike any other romantic comedy you’ve seen, its heart leaps off the screen and reminds us that it’s okay to love and let go over and over."The Los Angeles Times said, "This choppy film, saddled with a subplot about a dogged insurance agent, becomes more mechanical than emotional, leapfrogging time and process as it scrambles to its too clever-by-half conclusion." Gravitas Ventures released Andover on Blu-ray, DVD, streaming in the US on July 17, 2018. All the songs were performed by The Pouts featuring Nadia Lanfranconi. Andover on IMDb
Andover tornado outbreak
On April 26th, 1991, a large tornado outbreak struck the central United States. The outbreak produced a F5 tornado that damaged the town of Andover, Kansas, as well as numerous less destructive tornadoes throughout the region; the outbreak killed 21 people. A news team filming a tornado in the outbreak sought shelter under a highway overpass, causing a misconception that overpasses can provide adequate shelter during a tornado. On April 25, 1991, the National Severe Storms Forecast Center, now called the Storm Prediction Center, forecast a high risk of severe weather for the following day. A strong storm system was due to move through the area the next afternoon and evening of April 26, 1991; this long-tracked tornado reached a powerful F5 status and was the most destructive tornado of the entire outbreak. It is considered one of the most-filmed F5 tornadoes of all time, because by 1991, video camcorders were popular and obtainable by the general public; the Andover tornado was filmed from many different angles throughout its life.
At 5:57 PM, It first produced extensive damage as it formed south of Kansas. It fluctuated in intensity near the beginning of the path, moved through the north side of the city of Haysville, near 63rd Street South and Meridian. Widespread damage was reported in Haysville with many structures destroyed, but there were no fatalities; the tornado entered Wichita city limits near 56th Street South and Broadway/US-81, crossed the Kansas Turnpike at the overpass over 55th Street South. Around 6:20PM, the tornado expanded to around 300 feet wide as it crossed I-35, destroyed a plant nursery at 53rd Street South and Hydraulic Street, headed toward McConnell Air Force Base. Many people had advance warning before the tornado struck McConnell AFB around 6:24PM; the tornado struck the base school and housing as an F3 tornado. It caused $62 million in damage on the base, narrowly missing a multibillion-dollar line of B-1 bombers; the damage path widened as the tornado intensified just east-northeast of the base.
By 6:29PM, the tornado had expanded to just over 600 yards wide and was approaching maximum intensity. It continued to move northeast exiting the Wichita metro area and reached F5 intensity as it tore through the town of Andover, Kansas; the warning siren had failed. Around 6:40PM, the tornado made a direct hit on the Golden Spur Mobile Home Park. Thirteen people were killed as the trailer park was obliterated, with little left there but scattered debris and twisted mobile home frames; the death toll included a father and son who abandoned their car and sought shelter in a ditch nearby. Extensive wind-rowing of debris and grass scouring was noted as the tornado swept large, well-constructed homes with anchor bolts cleanly from their foundations just west of N Andover Road as the tornado passed through densely populated residential areas. Vehicles were thrown nearly a mile from where they originated, trees in the area were debarked. One vehicle that originated at the Golden Spur mobile home park was thrown 3/4 of a mile, was so mangled that surveyors could not determine if it was a car or a truck.
The tornado veered north, missing a Girl Scout camp where summer camp training was being conducted and a troop campout. The tornado moved on to the northeast, passing just south of Towanda; the damage in this area was rated at F4 intensity. The tornado reached El Dorado Lake just before 7 pm. Video taken by local storm chasers shows that the tornado crossed over the lake and revealed a multiple vortex structure. Just after crossing over the lake to the northeast, the circulation died out; the Andover tornado had traveled for nearly 46 miles, was on the ground for over an hour. During that time, not only were 13 people killed, but the tornado had left a third of Andover's 4,300 residents homeless, destroyed 300 homes, 10 businesses and two churches; this was the last F5 tornado recorded in Kansas under the old Fujita scale. The next tornado of such intensity, an EF5 on the newer Enhanced Fujita scale, wouldn't be reported until 16 years on May 4, 2007, in Greensburg, Kiowa County, about 120 miles west of the path of the 1991 tornado.
Since February 1, 2007, the National Weather Service has used the Enhanced Fujita scale. Shortly after the Andover Tornado had died out, the parent supercell gave birth to a new tornado; the new tornado moved northeast from the edge of El Dorado Lake toward Cassoday. A news team from NBC affiliate KSNW-TV in Wichita was returning to the station along the Kansas Turnpike from a story unrelated to the tornado. Reporters Ted Lewis and Greg Jarrett soon encountered a tornado, decided to try to shoot video of the storm. However, the tornado veered and began following the crew along the highway at a speed faster than they could drive, they reached an overpass where several people had abandoned their cars. The cameraman advised the other people that they should all get into the upper part of the overpass, thinking that this would shield them from the wind; the cameraman recorded the entire chain of events as the tornado passed nearby, tossing the van and throwing debris. The overpass itself did not receive a direct hit from the tornado, but it appeared to on camera as the tornado passed just behind the cameraman's location.
It lasted 20 seconds. The tornado continued northeast and dissipated at about 7:30 p.m. just northeast of the Cassoday Interchange of the Kansas Turnpike. All the cars parked under the
Andover station (MBTA)
Andover station is an MBTA Commuter Rail station in Andover, Massachusetts. It serves the Haverhill Line; the station has one platform with a mini-high platform for handicapped accessibility serving one track, while the second track lacks a platform. The previous station building, used from 1907 to 1959, is still extant; the Andover and Wilmington Railroad opened between its namesake cities in August 1836 as a branch line off the new Boston and Lowell Railroad. A small wooden Greek revival station was built near the center of Andover; the line was soon extended north, in 1842 in merged into the Boston and Maine Railroad. After building its own route to Boston in 1845, the B&M looked to expand its passenger base to compete with the B&L. In 1848, the B&M relocated its main line from Ballardvale to North Andover to the west in order to serve the new mill town of Lawrence; the line was moved several blocks west in Andover, away from the busy intersections of the town square. A small house was converted into a temporary station, soon replaced by a larger L-shaped station with a large train shed.
A brick freight house was built sometime between and 1875. In 1906, the B&M began construction of a new station, as residents complained about the smoky conditions inside the train shed; the new station, a copy of Beverly Depot designed by Bradford Lee Gilbert a decade earlier, opened on September 1, 1907. It was used as the station until 1959. Today, MBTA passengers board from a single platform behind the former freight house. Both buildings have been repurposed for commercial use. National Register of Historic Places listings in Andover, Massachusetts National Register of Historic Places listings in Essex County, Massachusetts Media related to Andover station at Wikimedia Commons MBTA – Andover Station from Google Maps Street View
Phillips Academy Andover is a co-educational university-preparatory school for boarding and day students in grades 9–12, along with a post-graduate year. The school is in Andover, United States, 25 miles north of Boston. Phillips Academy has 1,150 students, is a selective school, accepting 13% of applicants with a yield as high as 86%, it is part of the Eight Schools Association, Ten Schools Admissions Organization as well as the G20 Schools Group. Founded in 1778, Phillips is one of the oldest incorporated secondary schools in the United States, it has educated two American presidents, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, as well as a long list of notable alumni: 3 Nobel Prize laureates and 6 Medal of Honor recipients, it has been referred to by many contemporary sources as "the finest school in America". A boarding school for boys, it turned coeducational in 1973, the year in which it merged with its neighbor girls school Abbot Academy. Phillips Academy Andover is the oldest incorporated academy in the United States, established in 1778 by Samuel Phillips, Jr.
His uncle, Dr. John Phillips founded Phillips Exeter Academy in 1781. Phillips Academy's endowment stood at just over one billion dollars as of June 2017. Andover is subject to the control of a board of trustees, headed by Peter Currie, business executive and former Netscape Chief Financial Officer, who took over as president of the Phillips Academy Board of Trustees on July 1, 2012. On November 14, 2012, John G. Palfrey, Jr. Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School, was named the 15th Head of School. Phillips Academy admitted only boys until the school became coeducational in 1973, the year of Phillips Academy's merger with Abbot Academy, a boarding school for girls in Andover. Abbot Academy, founded in 1828, was one of the first incorporated schools for girls in New England. Then-headmaster Theodore Sizer of Phillips and Donald Gordon of Abbot oversaw the merger. Andover traditionally educated its students for Yale, just as Phillips Exeter Academy educated its students for Harvard, Lawrenceville prepped students for Princeton.
The school's student-run newspaper, The Phillipian, is the oldest secondary school newspaper in the United States, the next oldest secondary school newspaper being The Exonian, Phillips Exeter Academy's weekly. The Phillipian was first published on July 28, 1857, has been published since 1878, it retains financial and editorial independence from Phillips Academy, having completed a $500,000 endowment drive in 2014. Students comprise the editorial board and make all decisions for the paper, consulting with two faculty advisors at their own discretion; the Philomathean Society is one of the oldest high school debate societies in the nation, second to the Daniel Webster Debate Society at Phillips Exeter Academy. Phillips Academy runs a five-week summer session for 600 students entering grades 8 through 12. Phillips Academy was founded during the American Revolution as an all-boys school in 1778 by Samuel Phillips, Jr. Phillips Academy's traditional rival is Phillips Exeter Academy, established three years in Exeter, New Hampshire, by Samuel Phillips' uncle, Dr. John Phillips, a major contributor to Andover's founding.
The two schools still maintain a rivalry. The football teams have met nearly every year since 1878, making it the oldest prep school rivalry in the country. In 1882, the first high school lacrosse teams were formed at Phillips Academy, Phillips Exeter Academy and the Lawrenceville School. Several figures from the revolutionary period are associated with the school. George Washington visited the school during his presidency in 1789, Washington's nephews attended the school. John Hancock signed the school's articles of incorporation and the great seal of the school was designed by Paul Revere. For a hundred years of its history, Phillips Academy shared its campus with the Andover Theological Seminary, founded on Phillips Hill in 1807 by orthodox Calvinists who had fled Harvard College after it appointed a liberal Unitarian theologian to a professorship of divinity; the Andover Theological Seminary was independent from Phillips Academy but shared the same board of directors. In 1908, the seminary departed Phillips Academy, leaving behind its key buildings: academic building Pearson Hall, dormitories Foxcroft Hall and Bartlet Hall.
These buildings became part of the Andover campus, expanded in the 1920s and 1930s around this historic core with new buildings of similar Georgian style: Samuel Phillips Hall, George Washington Hall, Samuel Morse Hall, Paul Revere Hall, Oliver Wendell Holmes Library, the Addison Gallery of American Art and Cochran Chapel. Small portions of Andover's campus were laid out by Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of Central Park and himself a graduate of the school. Revere's design of the school's seal incorporated bees, a beehive, the sun; the school's primary motto, Non Sibi, located in the sun, means "not for oneself". The school's second motto, Finis Origine Pendet, meaning "the end depends upon the beginning", is scrolled across the bottom of the seal. Phillips was one of the schools where students on the Chinese Educational Mission were sent to study by the Qing dynasty government from 1878 to 1881. One of the students, Liang Cheng became the Chinese ambassador to the United States. Phillips Academy curriculum and extracurricular activities include music ensembles, 30 competitive sports, a campus newspaper, a radio station, a debate club.
In 1973 Phillips Academy merged with neighboring Abbot Academy, founded in 1829 as one of the first schools for girls in Ne
Andover station (NJ Transit)
Andover is a planned New Jersey Transit passenger railroad station in Andover Township, in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States, providing service on its Lackawanna Cut-Off line. The line remains under construction; the station will be built at a site on Andover's Roseville Road, about 1.1 miles from U. S. Route 206 and about 0.9 miles from County Route 517. On the rail line, it will be located about 7.3 miles west of Port Morris Junction at milepost 53.0. Anticipated construction at the site includes a platform with 125 parking spaces. Preparation to restore trackage between Port Morris and Andover was to begin in 2010 but was delayed until early 2011 due to a dispute over the exact location of the Andover Station area. Another delay was caused. In August 2017, an agreement with a local landowner appeared to have cleared the way for the necessary environmental permits, service is projected to start in 2020; the Andover station will be the terminus of the line, but plans exist for extending the Lackawanna Cut-Off line west of Andover.
From 1908 to 1911, the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad built a level-graded 28.5-mile railroad line. This route, known as the Lackawanna Cut-Off, ran west from Port Morris Junction in Roxbury Township near the south end of Lake Hopatcong in northwestern New Jersey and to Slateford Junction near the Delaware Water Gap in northeastern Pennsylvania. With its rural landscape, tall fills, deep rock cuts, two large viaducts, the line became renowned as a scenic highlight of the railroad's main line between Hoboken, New Jersey, Buffalo, New York. Through the use of fewer and less-sharp curves, no steep hills, no grade crossings, the route was faster and 11 miles shorter than the Lackawanna Old Road, the rail line it replaced; the DL&W constructed structures on the new line of reinforced concrete, the roadbed itself required the movement of millions of tons of fill material using techniques similar to those on the Panama Canal. The Cut-Off route passed through Andover Township in northwestern New Jersey's Sussex County between Greendell Station in Green Township and the Roseville Tunnel in Byram Township.
It did not stop in Andover at this time and passed over rail lines operated by the Lehigh & Hudson River Railroad and the Sussex Branch, over U. S. Route 206 and county roads; the Lackawanna Cut-Off route opened for passenger service on December 24, 1911, was operated by the Lackawanna Railroad until October 17, 1960, when the Lackawanna merged with the Erie Railroad. The resulting Erie Lackawanna Railroad operated the line until April 1, 1976, when the EL was conveyed into Conrail, which would operate it until January 1979; the line was abandoned in 1983 and the track was removed the following year. Conrail sold the right-of-way to two land developers in 1985, the State of New Jersey acquired it in 2001. New Jersey Transit's Board of Directors authorized consultant work for conceptual design, completion of the environmental assessment and preparation of the documentation required by the Federal Transit Administration for new transit lines to open service to northwestern New Jersey and northeastern Pennsylvania.
The State of New Jersey completed the purchase of the Lackawanna Cut-Off right-of-way and property within the state in May 2001. In May 2008, the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority approved funding to rebuild the first segment of track for restored service along the Cut-Off route between Andover and Port Morris Junction. After review of the submitted environmental assessment, the Federal Transit Administration issued a Finding of No Significant Impact for the first phase of the project to Andover on September 12, 2008. Preparation to restore trackage between Port Morris and Andover was slated to begin in 2010 but was delayed until early 2011 due to environmental concerns and questions over the exact location of the Andover Station area. In September 2011, the first new track was laid at Port Morris; as of 2017, much of the right-of-way between Port Morris and Lake Lackawanna had been cleared of trees and debris. The section between Lake Lackawanna and Andover is still awaiting approval of environmental permits for roadbed clearing.
A total of 4.25 miles of track has been laid west of Port Morris Junction in three disconnected sections. At present, New Jersey Transit intends to resume rail service between Andover and Hoboken, New Jersey and to New York Penn Station via transfer to Midtown Direct service, by connecting to the existing NJT Montclair-Boonton Line and Morris & Essex Lines. Service is projected to start in 2010. Construction began in 2011 to restore passenger service in phases, the first phase includes opening service along 7.3-mile of track to Andover. Extensions of service have been discussed, including the potential of restoring service to nearby Blairstown, New Jersey, stations in Pennsylvania with a proposed terminus in Scranton, Pennsylvania. A disagreement over the replacement of a culvert on private property near the proposed station has delayed progress on the resumption of construction; as of early August 2017, an agreement has been made to replace the culvert with the property owner and continue building track to Andover.
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