Elizabeth (NJT station)

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"Elizabeth Station" redirects here. For the railway station in Adelaide, see Elizabeth railway station.
Elizabeth Station - January 2015.jpg
A late afternoon train approaches the Trenton-bound platform on the Elizabeth station in January 2015.
Station statistics
Address 11 West Grand Street
Elizabeth, New Jersey
Connections NJT Bus NJT Bus: 26, 48, 52, 56, 57, 58, 59, 62, and 112
NJT Bus ONE Bus: 24
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Racks and Lockers
Other information
Electrified Yes
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Fare zone 5
Passengers (2012) 3,807 (weekday)[1] (NJT)
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 Station
(Central Railroad of New Jersey)
Elizabeth, NJ-1.jpg
The former Central Railroad of New Jersey depot near Elizabeth station.
Elizabeth (NJT station) is located in Union County, New Jersey
Elizabeth (NJT station)
Location Morris Ave., and Broad St., Elizabeth, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°40′4″N 74°12′54″W / 40.66778°N 74.21500°W / 40.66778; -74.21500Coordinates: 40°40′4″N 74°12′54″W / 40.66778°N 74.21500°W / 40.66778; -74.21500
Area 1.3 acres (0.53 ha)
Built 1893 (1893)
Architect Bruce Price
Architectural style Roanesque, Victorian Romanesque
Governing body Local
MPS Operating Passenger Railroad Stations TR
NRHP Reference # 84002825[2]
Added to NRHP September 29, 1984

Elizabeth Station 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 and North Jersey Coast 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 proect is estimated to cost $55 million (2015 USD).[3]


At the station the tracks of the Pennsylvania Railroad (today's Northeast Corridor) crossed over the tracks of the Central Railroad of New Jersey (CNJ); both railroads had stations there and passengers could transfer between them. The CNJ right-of-way in Elizabeth is now abandoned, and passenger trains which serve the former CNJ mainline (New Jersey Transit's Raritan Valley Line service) bypass Elizabeth via the Aldene Connection on their way to Newark Penn Station. The CNJ line station suffered from a freight train wreck on November 4, 1972 when a boxcar derailed and pulled several other cars into the canopy. Although the buildings and freight cars were damaged, there were no injuries.[4]

The proposed Union County Light Rail, which would have connected midtown Elizabeth with Newark Airport, would have had its western terminus at this station. The station for this line would have been referred to as Midtown Station to distinguish from the other stations in Elizabeth on this line. The plan has been replaced by the Union go bus expressway, a proposed bus rapid transit system between Garwood and the airport.[5][6][7]


  1. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS". New Jersey Transit. December 27, 2012. Archived from the original on December 27, 2012. Retrieved December 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  3. ^ Lannan, Katie (January 12, 2015). "$55 million redesign, two-story building planned for Elizabeth NJ Transit station". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Wreck at Elizabeth, NJ". Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  5. ^ "Union County Go bus expressway". NJ Transit Bus Service: The Next Generation. New Jersey Transit. April 26, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-30. 
  6. ^ "Bollwage supports construction of new midtown train station by NJ Transit", Suburban News, March 16, 2012, retrieved 2012-02-01 
  7. ^ "Elizabeth Downtown Multi-Modal Integration Study". North Jersey Transportation Planning Organization. 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-30. 

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