Metuchen station

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Metuchen
Metuchen Station (12019787576).jpg
Looking towards New York on the inbound platform.
Location Main Street & Woodbridge Avenue
Metuchen, NJ
United States
Coordinates 40°32′26.70″N 74°21′37.22″W / 40.5407500°N 74.3603389°W / 40.5407500; -74.3603389Coordinates: 40°32′26.70″N 74°21′37.22″W / 40.5407500°N 74.3603389°W / 40.5407500; -74.3603389
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Line(s) Northeast Corridor
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Connections NJT Bus NJT Bus: 810, 813, and 819
Construction
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 11
History
Opened 1888
Rebuilt 1979
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 3,810 (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

Metuchen is a New Jersey Transit station on the Northeast Corridor Line, in Metuchen, New Jersey. It is on Main Street between Pennsylvania and Woodbridge Avenues; the platforms are on an overpass over Main Street. The New York City-bound platform and station office are accessible from Woodbridge Avenue, while the Trenton-bound platform is accessible from Pennsylvania Avenue. There is a station office but no station agents and passengers must use a ticket machine. There is a newsstand in the waiting room of the northbound platform that operates on weekday mornings during rush hour. A private concierge service operated between 2001–2003,[2] but is now closed. There is, however, a taxi stand on Pennsylvania Avenue across from the station.

History[edit]

The station, c. 1940

The station was built in 1888 by the Pennsylvania Railroad[3][4] and it was significantly renovated in 1979.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Quarterly Ridership Trends Analysis". New Jersey Transit. December 27, 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved December 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Metuchen Train Station to Offer Concierge Service to Commuters". Home News Tribune. August 7, 2001. Retrieved November 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.richardgrubb.com/pdf/Awards/nextstopmetuchen6.pdf
  4. ^ Cheslow, Jerry (April 21, 1996). "If You're Thinking of Living In/Metuchen, N.J.;Battling to Retain Its Small-Town Identity". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 

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