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|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Connections|| NJT Bus: 26, 48, 52, 56, 57, 58, 59, 62, and 112
ONE Bus: 24
|Bicycle facilities||Racks and Lockers|
|Passengers (2012)||3,807 (weekday) (NJT)|
(Central Railroad of New Jersey)
The former Central Railroad of New Jersey station, with the current Elizabeth station in the background.
|Location||Morris Ave., and Broad St., Elizabeth, New Jersey|
|Area||1.3 acres (0.53 ha)|
|Architectural style||Roanesque, Victorian Romanesque|
|MPS||Operating Passenger Railroad Stations TR|
|NRHP Reference #||84002825|
|Added to NRHP||September 29, 1984|
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 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 project is estimated to cost $55 million (2015 USD).FY2016TRANSPORTATIONCAPITALPROGRAM NewJerseyTransit 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.
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. While the CNJ station has been renovated and used as commercial space, the CNJ right-of-way in Elizabeth is unused, and passenger trains which serve the former CNJ mainline (NJT's Raritan Valley Line service) bypass Elizabeth via the Aldene Connection on their way to Newark Penn Station. The CNJ 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. The CNJ head house has been on the state and federal registers of historic places since 1984, listed as part of the Operating Passenger Railroad Stations Thematic Resource.
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 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.
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