Edison (NJT Station)

Coordinates: 40°31′6.40″N 74°24′44.71″W / 40.518444°N 74.4124194°W / 40.518444; -74.4124194


Looking toward Trenton from the Newark-bound platform at Edison station.
Station statistics
Address Intersection of Plainfield Avenue (Middlesex County Route 529) & Central Avenue
Edison, NJ
Lines Northeast Corridor Line
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Fare zone 13
Passengers (2012) 3,120 (average weekday)
Preceding station NJ Transit Rail Following station
New Brunswick toward Trenton Northeast Corridor Line Metuchen toward New York Penn Station

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. A new parking lot with 477 spaces opened on January 1, 2010.

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