Elizabeth station

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Elizabeth
Elizabeth Station - January 2015.jpg
A late afternoon train approaches the Trenton-bound platform on the Elizabeth station in January 2015.
Location 11 West Grand Street
Elizabeth, New Jersey
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Line(s) Northeast Corridor
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Connections NJT Bus NJT Bus: 26, 48, 52, 56, 57, 58, 59, 62, and 112
NJT Bus ONE Bus: 24
Construction
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Racks and Lockers
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 5
Electrified Yes
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 3,807 (weekday)[1] (NJT)
Services
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
toward Trenton
Northeast Corridor Line
toward Bay Head
North Jersey Coast Line
  Former services  
Pennsylvania Railroad
toward Chicago
Main Line
New York and Long Branch Railroad

Elizabeth is a New Jersey Transit station in Midtown in Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey, United States. It is 15.4 miles southwest of New York Penn Station on the Northeast Corridor. It is between Broad Street and West Grand Street on an embankment and a viaduct. This station is often called Broad Street Elizabeth to distinguish it from North Elizabeth station. A number of bus lines have stops near this station.

In January 2015 it was announced that a new station house, platforms, and stairways would be built. The project is estimated to cost $55 million (2015 USD).[2] The design was made in coordination with Amtrak which intends to add a fifth track to the Northeast Corridor, which it owns, that passes through the station.[3][4][5][6]

Station layout[edit]

The station has two high-level side platforms. Most of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor services bypass the station via the inner tracks.

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 4 Northeast Corridor Line toward Rahway, Jersey Avenue or Trenton (Linden)
North Jersey Coast Line toward South Amboy, Long Branch or Bay Head (Linden)
Track 3 Northeast Corridor Line PM express service does not stop here
Amtrak Northeast Corridor services do not stop here
Track 2 Amtrak Northeast Corridor services do not stop here →
Northeast Corridor Line AM express service does not stop here →
Track 1 Northeast Corridor Line toward New York (North Elizabeth or Newark Airport)
North Jersey Coast Line toward Hoboken or New York (North Elizabeth or Newark Airport)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G Street level Station building and parking

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. December 27, 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved December 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ Lannan, Katie (January 12, 2015). "$55 million redesign, two-story building planned for Elizabeth NJ Transit station". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
  3. ^ Brown, Douglas John (January 12, 2015). "Plans for NJT Elizabeth station upgrade touted". Railway Age. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION UNVEILS DESIGN PLANS FOR RECONSTRUCTION OF ELIZABETH STATION" (Press release). New Jersey Transit. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Critical Infrastructure Needs on the Northeast Corridor" (PDF). Northeast Corridor Infrastructure and Operations Advisory Commission. January 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "NEC INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS OF RELEVANCE TO NEW JERSEY" (PDF). ARP. January 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Elizabeth (NJT station) at Wikimedia Commons