Edison (NJT station)

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Edison
Looking Trenton-bound from Edison station.jpg
Looking toward Trenton from the Newark-bound platform at Edison station.
Station statistics
Address Intersection of Plainfield Avenue (CR 529) & Central Avenue
Edison, NJ
Coordinates 40°31′6.40″N 74°24′44.71″W / 40.5184444°N 74.4124194°W / 40.5184444; -74.4124194Coordinates: 40°31′6.40″N 74°24′44.71″W / 40.5184444°N 74.4124194°W / 40.5184444; -74.4124194
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Fare zone 13
Formerly Stelton
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 3,120 (average weekday)[1]
Services
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
toward Trenton
Northeast Corridor Line
  Former services  
Pennsylvania Railroad
toward Chicago
Main Line

Edison Station is a New Jersey Transit station 30.3 miles southwest of New York on the Northeast Corridor Line, in Edison, New Jersey. Known as Stelton station until circa 1955, it is at the corner of Central and Plainfield Avenues (County Route 529) in the Stelton area of Edison Township, and accessible by car via Reed Street (off Central Avenue). A small privately run convenience store operates in the waiting room of the north/New York City-bound platform. Passengers use a ticket machine as there is no station agent or station office. Elevators and ramps make both the north- and south-bound platforms wheelchair accessible. With the growing population of Edison, ridership has increased over the last 10–15 years, resulting in a shortage of parking spaces on weekdays and heavy traffic during rush hours.

In early 2005 plans were announced to expand the station, notably with the addition of 800 parking spaces.[2] A new parking lot with 477 spaces opened on January 1, 2010.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS". New Jersey Transit. December 27, 2012. Archived from the original on December 27, 2012. Retrieved December 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ Van Develde, Elaine (2005-01-11). "Commuters concerned about station revamp". Edison/Metuchen Sentinel. Retrieved 2010-02-14. 
  3. ^ "NJ Transit Cuts Ribbon on New Parking Lot at Edison Station" (Press release). New Jersey Transit. 2009-12-29. Retrieved 2010-02-14. 

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